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When people who have a desire to learn a new dance, they think they can just jump right into it. Snap the fingers and there it is, a new dancer. Not so fast. The body must be conditioned the right way to start any type of artistic dance.
Little Angels at Lights in the Heights
December 11, 2010 in Houston, Texas started off as a warm day. As the day progressed, the wind came in, with all its might, bringing the temperature down. However, that didn't stop the Houston Area Belly Dance Association (HABDA) from dancing.
Understanding the Good and Bad
Dancers always want to be beautiful, loved and admired by all. A dancer wants to be flawless when she gets on the stage, receiving praises from the audience afterwards. However, there will be moments when a dancer does not have positive feedback from the audience.
It is one of the most basic moves in belly dance. Some grasp the concept, while others struggle. Here are some pointers to help you understand the movement.
All the Parties and Costumes
Dancing, celebration, fun, can have consequences. Here are some things to remember for this Hallow's Eve celebration.
Belly Dance and Other Workouts
Most people believe that one workout is the cure all for everything. Dancers do other workouts that may surprise people.
Prepare before Taking Stage
Dancers probably wish they had a permanent place, so that they can have their essentials to get ready for the performance. Most of the time, dancers have to carry a bag, or two, or three. What to bring and what not, is always a dilemma.
Scheherazade speaks of the Merchant and the Genie
This is part one of The Arabian Nights. Scheherazade sacrificed her freedom, so that no other woman was executed by the Sultan. However, she was able to stay alive, telling her amazing stories.
A Psychedelic Belly Dance and Drummer Session
It was a totally cool experience, on a warm, Houston, Texas night. Co-Founder and Director Ken "Tulo" Knezick of Gypsy Dance Theatre, coordinated a live drum session, with black lights, strobes, and smoke machines to make the mood groovy. I am so looking forward to the next one.
National Dance Week 2010
If you haven't heard by now, this week is National Dance Week. Dancers from all over the United States are taking part in this week long celebration. Through May 2, 2010, dancers are putting their best foot forward to show the public that dance is alive and well.
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