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T-Shura's Faire Illusions Costumes
How wonderful it is to have a belly dancer design costumes, so that the dancer feels confident. Frances (Brandi) Doran, known as T-Shura, makes all her costumes that are available for purchase at the Texas Renaissance Festival.
Taking a Journey with Scheherazade
The story of The Arabian Nights, inspires movies, books, music, and belly dancers. It is not uncommon to hear of belly dance songs inspired by such a magnificent book. However, to become familiar with the story, is well, another story.
That One Special Gift
There is no need to stress yourself out at the last minute. The best gift to give is time. A few ideas for fellow belly dancers who have no idea what to give this year.
The Amazing Drum Solo
It is the drum solo that really spotlights a belly dancerīs talent. When a belly dancer does a wonderful drum solo performance, she is praised for it. However, when performed not so well, she is made aware of her shortcomings.
The Arabian Nights Parts I and II
Now it is time for storytelling at its finest. In this discussion, I will refer to the storyteller Shahrzad, in the Persian transliteration. The first parts are "The Merchant and the Genie" and "The History of the Fisherman".
The Dancing Lotus Newsletter
Only at Bellaonline.com, will you be able to submit to the belly dance newsletter called The Dancing Lotus. Each newsletter will feature information about a goddess, chakra, tales of the lotus, and belly dance tips.
The Dynamic Relationship of Music and Dance
There is a foundation to every known dance type on earth. From ballet to belly dance, it is a given that the human body responds to music through dance.
The Enchanting Lacy Chenault
When a person becomes a member of Facebook, hundreds of ads are shown each time you click on to different sections. Entering your hobby also allows a person to view ads of interest. That is how I found Lacy Chenault.
The Great Debate
The question, "where did belly dance come from?", is much like asking "what came first, the chicken or the egg?". So many theories, so many answers, but nothing is concrete. Nevertheless, the question alone creates such an exciting debate.
The Gypsy Spirit
There are so many images that come to mind with the mention of the word Gypsy. Immediately, one thinks of freedom, dance, and living wild. A beautiful, earthy woman dancing for the public. These are only stereotypes.
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