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Eating before your Performance
When that moment comes for you to perform, you are more likely to be nervous. All the practice, long hours of perfecting your routine, and finally, it is time! Nevertheless, one thing that should never be ignored, is an empty tummy.
In Elvis Presley´s movie Roustabout, Elvis sings about Little Egypt. "Wearing a ruby on her tummy and a diamond as big as Texas on her toe", Little Egypt dances with other dancers while Elvis sings. You can watch the videos on Youtube.
Etiquette Talk with Gia al Qamar
Belly dance is an art form and should be respected as such. The rich, beautiful history of this art is what makes it timeless, mesmerizing, and unique. It is important to emphasize etiquette when a belly dancer takes stage or when a student is learning the art for the first time.
Facebook Keeping Dancers in the Know
Social media comes in all forms. With this, it seems the world is always at the tip of your fingers. Every type of issue, person, group, food, you name it, is represented on Facebook. Belly dancers who want to be in the know, well, Facebook is the place to be.
As dancers twirl and shake their hips, their face is also performing. Facials tell everything about the dancer. Just like "hips don't lie", neither does the face.
First Annual MECDA Professional Dance Conference
I am proud to say that I was one of the first participants at the first annual MECDA Professional Dance Conference. What an amazing five days in California with the best of the best instructors.
Flamenco in Spain
My recent trip to Spain allowed me the opportunity to experience flamenco at its finest. International Belly Dancer Mesmera, coordinated this beautiful travel adventure that allowed myself and many others to experience the beauty of flamenco.
Foot Care for Belly Dancers
Yes, that´s right. Your feet are often ignored because your entire body rests on them. Just because your feet allow the rest of your body to be free, doesn´t mean everything is great; your feet need attention.
Fusion Dance Styles
In this day and age, everything is game. Music, art, food, clothes, and just about anything can be fused, creating a different result. Belly dance is no exception.
Gabriela at Vibha Vibe
I was so thrilled to learn that Gabriela was going to perform at this event. Houston, Texas has talented belly dancers, but Gabriela stands out above the rest.
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