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Losing Your Bellydance Mojo

Is there something in the air?   There seems to be an avalanche of belly dancers feeling stressed, burned out and otherwise losing their mojo.  I noticed it first in...

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,...

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...

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...

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