Category Archives: Belly Dance

exercise and dance on the wire

picked up broadly from internet broadcast systems, Women Learn To Dance Away The Pounds

Belly dancing is also fairly inexpensive. Tillinghast recommends you get a pair of harem pants and finger cymbals. But baring your belly is up to you.

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a great quote in new york

i’m a sucker for a good interpretation….

Too much agreement can be a bad thing

After a few minutes of adjusting their coin-covered hip scarves, they moved forward in unison to the sound of the entire city making change.

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sahaja

in the middle of wisconsin…

If you can’t be Cleopatra…

The Sahaja dance style takes two forms: either choreographed and based on belly dancing movements or a spontaneous expression of creativity.

Sahaja is a word without an equivalent word in English.

“It’s easier to say what Sahaja is not, than to describe what it is,” explained Kenton. “Sahaja is not karma — it is the opposite of karma. Karma has to do with intentional action. Sahaja is intentionless action. It is pure motion.”

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tailfeathers in rhode island

a really full article, this one even comes with a vocabulary lesson…

Belly Dancing – an ancient art form

The scene transports you to another time and place. The music seems to chant an ancient prayer and the costumes, made of flowing silks and chiffon, elaborately decorated with beads and coins, speak of elegance and ornate beauty. The movements of the hands, hips, arms appear to be speaking their own language. You are suddenly in ancient Egypt, in a gypsy tribe, watching a sacred ritual take place before your eyes. Or are you?

nope…. you’re in rhode island :)

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less regimented in the heartland

omaha

Women Learn To Dance Away Pounds

Tillinghast, a former ballet and modern dance student, said she began belly dancing as an alternative to more regimented styles of dancing.

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sparklies in tennesee

in the heart of tennessee, just a bit south of knoxville… (i hate to pick on the sparklies, but…)

Way of the Ancients: Belly dancing troupe first of its kind in Blount County

“And we get to wear sparklies,” Webb said with a laugh.

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the mother of all dances?

from down in mississippi… ‘Mother of all dances’

“There was a big wave of interest in bellydancing about 30 years ago, and it seems to (again) be perking the interest of women of all shapes, sizes and colors,” says Janice Jordon, an administrative assistant at Millsap’s College in Jackson who has taught more than 500 students in her Mideastern rhythmic dance classes offered through the college’s enrichment program.

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a beginner’s perspective on belly fest ’05

from syracuse.com… I did it

Life is hard. We work hard, raise our kids and struggle with relationships. But life should also be lived, punctuated with the pleasure of utter fulfillment. And this is what bellydance is for me.

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Dancing in the middle – Illinois

From the Journal Gazette-Times Courier (and we don’t mean the fonts), Bellyfusion — Class members get hip while getting fit

Haflas by nature are supportive environments where dancers at any level can try out new pieces, work on costuming, snack and discuss life without any pressure to be perfect, she said.

“I think it is a sisterhood thing, and women in particular thrive on it.”

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Brazos Valley (Texas) bellydance community

Definitely my experience… it’s largely word-of-mouth in Texas too… Students find community and creative outlet in Belly Dance Association

Martin, who is also the president of the Brazos Valley Belly Dance Association and teaches belly dance lessons through the city of College Station, said the club’s mission includes more than just dancing.

“The main goal is just to provide students, faculty and staff a community so that they can belly dance or learn about the form of dance and come express their creativity,” Martin said.

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