California belly dancer and twerking instructor Cera Byer talks about fearless improvisation, clear choreography, and taking "exquisite care" of ourselves.
Find out why Suhaila walked off the nightclub stage at 28, how we can show respect for the cultural origins of belly dance, and how her mother Jamila Salimpour danced her cooking.
This will be an inspiring 6 week belly dance series with live music for $60 paid up front via Paypal to Alicia's gmail address. Classes will be capped at 5 students, so sign up and pay to reserve your spot before the class is full! Classes will be from 7-8pm on Giles St Ithaca Wednesdays Oct 16, 23, 30 and Wednesdays Nov 6, 13, 20 Sign up here Highlights from the Summer of Belly Dance Class Series 2019 This is a special class. We dance to live music. We focus on the essence of key Middle Eastern rhythms and some movement vocabulary that goes with them, and
Why is it so hard to say "dancers" instead of "ladies"? Male dancers have to train even harder not to be a spectacle, and lady dancers can help too. Listen to Hakan tell us how.
If there’s anything that my gypsy soul loves, it is wearing big skirts and spinning beneath the moon at the Pennsic Medieval Festival. I am so happy sleeping on the ground after hours of dancing. I smell campfire smoke in my hair and I dream as drum beats filter through my tent walls. Pennsic is not just a two-week festival with 10,000 DnD nerds armed with medieval weapons bludgeoning each other on the battlefield. It is also drum circles of people belly dancing around fires until the break of dawn. There are artisans and artists everywhere. Live music pours out of camps. There are
Portland's Ruby Beh is a hair tossing, veil throwing belly dance powerhouse. Learn some of her unique veil moves as well as tips for choreographing and learning drum rhythms for belly dance.
A belly dancer in flamenco dance classes in Southern Spain feels the passion, learns dramatic spins, and bring homes flamenco hands.
Colleena Shakti's friends Raki and Sunita Sapera show us how to dance like the Rajasthani Kalbelia dancers in the opening scene of Latcho Drom. Rehearse like your audience is always there with you and if you see something you like in another dance, make it your own.
Like Zumba, belly dancing is great exercise for people who don't like to exercise. It's amazing! Zumba is awesome, but belly dance is even better. Here's why