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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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Dancing with Fan Veils

OK, so maybe I’m an old fogey – but I just don’t like fan veils. Not just because they’re not traditional – although they are certainly not traditional in belly...

The Magic Carpet Man

Ever since I started this website, I’ve been mystified by the number of visitors who are looking for “magiccarpetman.gif”. It finally dawned on me to check the Wayback Machine and...

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