Author: Thea

Who’s Dancing, You or the Props?

Props are an essential part of belly dancing, but remember – you’re a belly dancer, not a magician or a rhythmic gymnast! One veil looks lovely, so ten must be...

Delicious Pauses

As a beginner belly dancer, your focus is all on the steps.   But as you get more advanced, you start to discover that the spaces between the steps are just...

Aziza’s Hands, Arms & Poses

I found the title of this DVD a trifle misleading – because I assumed it would teach beautiful arm poses.  Thinking about it, that wouldn’t be realistic – could you...

Stretching for Belly Dance

You’ll find lots of advice on how to stretch for dancers, BUT most of them focus on the legs.  Belly dancers don’t need to high-kick or do the splits, so...

belly dance sisterhood

Is Belly Dancing Teaching a Sisterhood?

As someone who has danced in many other genres, when I (finally) discovered belly dancing, one thing struck me very forcibly. Belly dance teachers talk to each other! Some belly...

Belly Dance Arabesque

Do you know what a belly dance arabesque is?   Are you sure?  After discussing this with other belly dancers, I’ve discovered I’m not the only person who has misunderstood it...

Weight Belts for Belly Dancing?

I’ve recently come across something called Power Belly weight belts, and I was totally fascinated! Here’s a promotional video for it: Basically it involves wearing a 10-pound weight belt around...

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