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Host Shay

Host Shay Hosting a workshop sure sounds intimidating, but really it’s not as hard as you might imagine! Everything possible is done to make it easy for you, the host, to make your event a success. Contracts are scary, right? … Read More

Masha Archer and the San Francisco Classic Dance Troupe

Masha Archer’s daughter, Larissa, has been taking classes with FatChance Bellydance! And what’s more, she has become more active in discussion groups around the web, answering questions, and SHARING PHOTOS from her mother’s collection. She has given me permission to … Read More

History of FatChanceBellyDance & American Tribal Style Bellydance

I am loving that Habibi has been digitizing their articles and putting them in an online archive. THANK YOU!  Here is snippets from a gem from 1999, a history of American Tribal Style written by Kajira Djoumahna of BlackSheep Bellydance: … Read More

Brief history of sword dancing

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From Mish Mish via BellyTalk, a NW discussion group for bellydancers. It is confirmed by what Jamila told us at her weeklong, that she was essentially the one who conceived the sword as a bellydance prop: “In Turkey and Arabic … Read More

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