Teachers Corner

Restaurant, Nightclub & Stage Differences Restaurant, Nightclub & Stage Differences

  Sometimes students ask me about the differences between restaurant, nightclub... 


The Art of Teaching Belly Dance The Art of Teaching Belly Dance

  It was obvious that with some of the emails I have been getting regarding my book... 


Are Performance Skills Overrated? Are Performance Skills Overrated?

I knew if some of you read this, you might be wondering why I would even ask such... 


Knowing How to End a Performance Knowing How to End a Performance

Most of the time when music ends, it’s easy to know how to end a performance but... 


Homeward Bound to my Belly Dance Roots Homeward Bound to my Belly Dance Roots

A few weeks ago I ventured up to Taos, New Mexico and interviewed two very important... 


Connecting the Dots in Belly Dance Connecting the Dots in Belly Dance

This past weekend I was able to do a workshop with my students and at the same time showcase ... 


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Belly Dance Today

The White Punching Bags of Belly Dance The White Punching Bags of Belly Dance

  Quite the title don’t you think? Why would I put such a title? Well, it’s... 


Politically Correct Politically Correct

Sometimes in our daily lives, we don’t always want to be politically correct or... 


What do you really think of on-line belly dance classes? What do you really think of on-line belly dance classes?

  Okay…maybe I am getting myself in trouble here but I’ve had this on my... 


Are we Drama Queen’s by Nature? Are we Drama Queen’s by Nature?

  Are drama queens born not made? Was I a little drama queen when I was little…I... 


It’s All In The Company We Keep It’s All In The Company We Keep

I wanted to write a bit about the belly dance journey and to let you all know that... 


Connecting the Dots in Belly Dance Connecting the Dots in Belly Dance

This past weekend I was able to do a workshop with my students and at the same time showcase ... 


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Combinations & Ideas For Dance

When the Choreographer is Born When the Choreographer is Born

The individual choreographer goes through so much in order to dance her inspiration; it’s almost a daily ritual of trial and error that places her into the realm of the artiste. The first telltale signs that a choreographer is born is when he or she braves the stage performance after performance, knowing that it’s only for a few brief moments each... [Read more of this review]


Let’s Duet Let’s Duet

As a newbie duet member I decided I would go check out one of the most well marketed most popular local dance troupes perform in my area this week.  It was the first time I really studied the technical movements of other dancers instead of watching just for the pure entertainment value of it. People were scattered sporadically around but when the belly... [Read more of this review]


Signature Moves with Personality Signature Moves with Personality

Years ago when I first saw belly dancing the dancers who stood out the most were the ones who understood where “their” dance moves came from. Nothing was forced and they glided, gracefully across the stage and than all of a sudden out of nowhere a sharp combination or soft accent would appear and take your breath away. As a novice I could see that... [Read more of this review]


Sharing Some Text and Combo Ideas Sharing Some Text and Combo Ideas

I went through my archives and wanted to share some of the combinations that I have put together for students and dance enthusiasts through out the years. I have so much that I decided that I must share it and hopefully give some of you ideas for new moves and combos that you otherwise wouldn’t have thought of. If any of you have any questions regarding... [Read more of this review]


The Fall Roundup The Fall Roundup

This blog will be more news of what’s coming up then my melodramas. Actually no drama’s to speak of so life is movin and groovin right along. Ready, Set, Action! We just bought a new camera and of course Daniel has big plans for doing a live broadcast which at this point I don’t know exactly what the theme will be but as soon as we get the camera... [Read more of this review]


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