Author: Thea

LED Isis Wings

It seems that technology is invading belly dance more and more, and as always Tribal dancers are in the vanguard.    I have not tried these LED Isis Wings myself and...

Belly Dance Costume Smells!

The audience may like to think we’re glamorous goddesses who glow rather than perspire, but unfortunately that’s not the reality – and that means sweat soaks into the fabric of...

Men in Belly Dance

In the West, most men in belly dance are husbands of bellydancers – in fact there’s a great Facebook support group specially for them! Male students are so rare, most...

Resources for Belly Dance Costume Making

So you want to make your own costume – where do you start?  You won’t find patterns for belly dance outfits in a Simplicity or McCall’s pattern book – or you...

How Many Male Tribal Belly Dancers Are There?

I’m just dipping my toes into the Tribal belly dance world and found myself wondering, how many male belly dancers are there in ATS, ITS and Tribal Fusion? Although male...

How to Improvise Belly Dance

Recently I signed up for a course on improvisation, and was told to “feel the music and let it tell you how to move”!  Gee, thanks.  That advice doesn’t begin to...

Reshma Rose

Our Australian belly dance community is always being enriched by dancers from other countries, and Reshma Rose is a good example.   Originally trained in London, she is now based in...

Melika

We have several Latin-American belly dancers in Australia and they’re some of my personal favourites, because of their joyful, natural sense of rhythm.   Melika is one of them – of...

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