Author: Thea

Belly Dance in Turkey – the Bad News

Ninety-nine percent of belly dance teaching in Australia (other than Tribal styles) is Egyptian style.   It’s rare to find Turkish – even more so now that Leonie Sukan is...

Why Dance Folkloric?

The obvious answer to this question is, “Because I enjoy it”.  Great – that’s your privilege!    But lately, I’m detecting an attitude by some teachers that I’m somehow a...

What is a Mejance and Why?

I’ve often wondered what the name “Mejance” means, so I was interested when Keti Sharif for posting an explanation on Facebook recently. I had always assumed it must be an Egyptian word,...

Assuit/Assiut

Why do all belly dancers drool over Assiut?   It seems to be a common obsession with both cabaret and Tribal dancers! Be careful, because the technique can be applied...

Ballet in Belly Dance

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Recently, I moved to a new city and had to find a new belly dance teacher.  I’m getting older and for some time now, have...

Student Troupe Belly Dance Costumes

When your belly dance school is ready to form its first dance troupe, it’s important to give careful thought to how you’ll tackle the question of what to wear. You...

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