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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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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...

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...

Improvisation

Improvisation is so vitally important, I’d go so far as to say: If you can’t improvise confidently and fluently to a familiar piece of music, you’re not ready to take...

Christmas Gifts for Belly Dancers

Is your girlfriend a belly dancer?  Or maybe you have a belly dance student in the family, or as a friend?    Here are some ideas on what she will appreciate...

Belly Dance Burlesque

Belly burlesque is the new fad in belly dancing – a fusion of belly dance and burlesque. OK, I know I’m going to be called a prude, but I must...

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