Golden Era Belly Dance enthusiast and our fabulous featured dancer in podcast #64 Badriyah of Belgium loves to bring us back to a time when bedlah and Raqs Sharqi dancers frequented movie screens. To an era of rapid growth for belly dance. A time when some of the most famous Raqs Sharqi performers were also film stars, and Fifi Abdou had just started her dance career. [visual-link-preview encoded="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"] In my interview with Badriyah, Badriyah revealed much of her findings from the research she has done on Egyptian belly dance films from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s. After years of studying Golden Era Belly Dance

These instructions for making a portable dance studio mirror can help you create your own dance studio, even if it's in a weird basement or barn or somewhere without walls where you want them! This mirror is great for moms with small children because it is stable, portable and reversible. Every dancer deserves a place to dance. To experiment and grow and see what that looks like. Using power tools will save you a lot of time. If you don't have a jigsaw, drill gun and screw gun, borrow them or invite your friend who has them over and feed them dinner. A palm

The freshness Vietnamese food is astounding. For some cuisines a salad is simply lettuce. In Vietnam salad is a mix of fresh sprouts, vibrant herbs, leaves of many shapes with purple stems and varied aromas all crunching gently in your mouth beside crushed peanuts and soft rice noodles. It’s a version of heaven. And these mixed greens are served with many dishes, along with a slice of lime. So fresh. When I travel, I give myself the gift of vegan cooking classes. Then I internalize the tastes and smells of another land and bring it home to my kitchen to enjoy and share again