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? […]
It’s been a while since I did the original breakdown of the 3/4 “on the up” walking shimmy – 2010 to be exact! I like to think I’m a better teacher with better explanations than I was 9 years ago, so I decided to redo this in demand topic! This week, I’ll break it all down, including the top things I see students have trouble with… and how to fix them! Let’s get under the […]
Hey there, dancers! Let’s do an combo with extra fun zills today! This one mixes a Saidi pattern with some cool accent patterns – perfect for the intermediate ziller! Let’s do it!
Let’s do some drilling today! This one has a foot pattern and lots of different hip directions and textures going on! We’ll start out with the feet and then add one piece at a time. Once we’re done, you might decide it’s a short combo!
I came prepared. I loaded my iPod not only with interesting podcasts to catch up on, but with original recordings of Oum Kalthoum. The 45 minute versions. The ones I’ve never had time to sit and listen to beginning to end. But stuck in this airplane seat with nowhere to go…. This. This is my perfect opportunity.