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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.
The Hip Shimmy Burns Calories and is an Exciting Belly Dance Move
Looking for a great cardio? The hip shimmy is the answer. Done correctly, this movement raises the heart rate. In dance, the hip shimmy "wows" just about anyone.
The Incredible Maud Allan
In this presidential campaign with women's rights being an issue, I can't help but think of the past, the struggles, the scandals that impacted women. Maud Allan was a rebel in her day, a time when women could not embrace their sexuality.
The Inspirational Dancer Heather Mills
There is a point in time when we all need a little inspiration. As dancers, as women, and most important, as human beings, a little spark from somewhere inpires us to be more, to do more. It can be something we see on the news, an individual who goes above and beyond.
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