Author: Thea

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

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 felt uncomfortable performing in a...

Georgette

What can I say about Georgette?  I’ve taken her classes.  Her lively, bubbly personality is a great motivator – plus she really knows her stuff.  She’s also a lovely entertaining...

So You Want to be a Professional Belly Dancer

It’s often said that if you work at what you love, it doesn’t feel like work.  So it’s only natural that if you love belly dance, you’d like to earn...

What Should I Charge as a Professional Belly Dancer?

WARNING:  I’m playing Devil’s advocate here, be prepared! When I first started performing (at gigs organised by my teacher), I was stunned by the amount being charged for my performance....

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...

My Belly Dance Influences

Dance is an art that is hard to write down, so it’s passed on from dancer to dancer.  It’s humbling to think that we’re all part of a long line...

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