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Arabic Pop Combo for Beginners

Arabic Pop Combo for Beginners

This week’s combo uses lots of beginner level bellydance movements with a nice sense of musicality! If you are learning (or teaching) this combo, you can choose to add the arms with the travelling and opening section, or just focus on the feet and hips at first. If you are a instructor, be sure to check out my upcoming lecture + movement class! Practical Anatomy & Body Mechanics for Bellydance – packed with lots of […]

My Interview on Alicia Free’s “A Little Lighter” Podcast!

My Interview on Alicia Free’s “A Little Lighter” Podcast!

This year’s East Coast tour took through Ithaca, NY again. I was there teaching and performing with Taksim Ithaca last year, and was super-excited to be able to return to this wonderfully artsy community of dancers and musicians for more! While I was there, I got to be a guest on Alicia Free’s fantastic podcast, “A Little Lighter”. If you haven’t listened to this podcast yet, check it out! It is a delightful mix of […]

More Magency!

A Drill or A Combo?

A Drill or A Combo?

Today’s practice session could be either – you pick! We’ve got an intermediate level zill drill – or combo – up today. This one has some fun and versatile playing patterns and accents. If you like to play fast – you’ll love this one! If you’re not into – or up to – playing with some speed yet, try this combo/drill thing with a metronome at a slower speed and work your way up if […]

An Elegant Bellydance Entrance Combo

An Elegant Bellydance Entrance Combo

This week in the studio, we’ll learn an entrance combo from a magency – a piece meant to be the showy opening song to a longer show. You might also see this written mergence, magence, majensi… you get the idea. This part 1 of a longer combo, the second will be coming in 2 weeks. Let’s go to the studio and make an elegant entrance! Purchase the music for this week’s combo here.