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Welcome back! This week our belly dance spring cleaning focuses on the little – but important things… our makeup, jewelry and hair accessories that complete our “total look” as bellydancers. Here are this week’s tasks: For additional resources and how-to’s check back in a few days for our next post – or sign up here and have it sent directly to you! Round up your makeup Gather up your makeup from all of its homes
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Our first week of Spring Cleaning is all about assessing our costumes situation. Here are some more in-depth resources to help you with this week’s tasks. See the Spring Cleaning Week 1 Checklist here. Doing a Costume Inventory A few years back, I wrote this post on belly dance costume inventories. Yes, there’s an app for this! There are several wardrobe apps to help you catalogue your pieces. By changing up the category names, these
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Welcome to Spring Cleaning for Belly Dancers! Over the next 5 weeks, we’ll be “freshening up” our dance life together. Each week we’ll focus on a different area with a short list of tasks to tidy up and refresh your dance wardrobe, makeup, jewelry, accessories and even your digital dance life. Think of it as KonMari meets bellydance! Take it one step at a time – you don’t have to do everything at once! If
Bellydance, Bellydance Costuming, The Sparkly Life: Mahin's Musings
Bellydance combos and choreographies are like recipies. You combine the ingredients in different ways, use different cooking techniques and add your personal flair, and voila! You have a delicious dish. But just like in cooking, the most delicious dishes always start with top quality ingredients. That’s how I view the role of drills in bellydance. When we up the quality of our individual movements, we elevate the overall quality of our performances. Look at ballet
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A typical question I get from beginner bellydance students is how they can remember what they learned in class from week to week. Retaining and building movement vocabulary is a big part of the beginner phase. But no matter what level you are – beginner to pro – we all know we never stop learning, so let’s look at this question more broadly. How can we effectively retain important points from any bellydance learning experience?
Bellydance, Bellydance Practice Tips, Raks Me A Question