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How To Get (& Retain) The Most From Your Bellydance Classes… At Any Level

How To Get (& Retain) The Most From Your Bellydance Classes… At Any Level

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? […]

Let’s Break It Down…

Let’s Break It Down…

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 […]

Extra Fun Zills Combo!

The Bellydance Drill Could Be a Short Combo

Flying With Oum Kalthoum

Flying With Oum Kalthoum

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.