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Ego vs. Pride

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I really dig this article on Wisegeek examining the sometimes subtle, but important, difference between ego and pride. In my estimation, ego can get in the way of progressing in our dance, while pride can be motivating and bolstering in … Read More

FCBD: Who We Are

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This is a 1997 video of Carolena talking about what ATS is and isn’t, and specifically some of her theories about the evolution of dance, motivation of feminine display and beauty, and more. It’s very brief, but enjoyable. My favorite … Read More

Teacher loyalty…

To All Students,Regarding “Loyalty” to Your TeacherBy Amanda Niehauswith a few edits by me personally(originally posted at Shira.net which is a fantastic resource for all things bellydance. Check it out!) Dear students of this beautiful art form, I am a … Read More

You Suck at Photoshop…

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A hilarious tutorial on how to retouch images in Photoshop, with a sardonic twist. If regular tutorials bore you to tears, have a laugh and learn a few tricks! “Warp it up…ya know, like my marriage…”

The quality of a teacher…

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Posted by Ali of n.o.madic tribal, taken from a yoga blog kept by a Jivamukta:http://athayoganusasanam.blogspot.com/ Thanks for sharing this wonderful sentiment, Ali! “Teachers are extensions of their masters. Average teachers are merely mimicking their masters. The great teachers have found … Read More

Digging your own roots…

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RE: historical dance, ethnic dance, authentic dance, etc I definitely feel tied to the idea that what I am doing has roots in something larger and older than myself. There is some romanticism in it, sure, but for me, it … Read More

Retro: July 2003

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I have been weeding my old journal, tagging old posts for future reference (didn’t really use tags regularly until this past year), and generally reading up on old memories. I came across this one, when I had been teaching about … Read More

Artist’s Way snippet…07 vintage…

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I have been going back and reading old Artist Way journal entries lately (timely, what with the Breitenbush Retreat being themed with journaling this year). Here is one from fall of 2007. “Artist’s Way, October 11, 2007 I always have … Read More

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