I remember passing a belly dance studio in my neighborhood every day on the way to work. The jewel-tone shades were always drawn, so I could never actually see what was happening in there. But I often saw the dancers (all shapes, sizes & ages) going into & leaving the …Read More »
DANCING WITH THE SWORD
The sword is my favorite of all the belly dance props. It’s dramatic, hypnotic, and always popular with audiences. I use my sword for traditional belly dance and also for character and cosplay dance. One of my fantasy dances is a portrayal of the Celtic warrior queen Boudicca, with a …Read More »
COSPLAY BELLYDANCE: EVOLUTION OF A FANTASY
Cosplay belly dance is an interesting genre of belly dance, since we dance in elaborate costumes anyway. It is a relatively new offshoot of fantasy belly dance. However, most of the characters in cosplay belly dance are drawn from sci-fi, comics, movies, or some aspect of pop culture that has …Read More »
Creating Your Niche In Bellydance
The roots of bellydance in the Middle East run so deep that the origins of this dance are speculative. Styles of bellydance are historically associated with Egypt, Turkey, and Lebanon, as well as ancient Greece and Rome. There is little reliable evidence about the exact beginnings of bellydance but it’s …Read More »
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