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Your Dance Bag
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The first night of every Level 1 class, I do a brief orientation with the students.  We go over simple studio layout (where’s the bathroom, water fountain…), etiquette (being on time, no shoes in the studio, etc), how the session … Read More

Fresh take on a TEDTalk – impulses
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Two months ago, I posted a TEDTalk which featured Benjamin Zander talking about getting modern audiences to love classical music.  I didn’t tie it into anything dancey, I just really was moved by the video and wanted to share. Today … Read More

Doing vs. Teaching
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I am a pretty competent cook. When people eat my cooking, I get lots of compliments, and I know my way around my kitchen. But if someone asked me to teach a six week course on cooking, I am not … Read More

DTBD Student Spotlight – Jenna
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Name:  Jenna (Brenna Glenna*)Age: 32Profession:  Speech-Language PathologistHobbies:  tribal bellydance addict, singer, musical theater aficionado, amateur foodie, coffee fiend, snowboarder, shoe-hunter, and rabid roller derby fanHow long have you been studying bellydance: First class and first attempted shimmy: January 2010 When … Read More

Skillz & Drillz! – Exploring Texture
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Movement isn’t merely a series of precise muscular contractions–it is a shaded expression which is the result of various artistic options we have at our disposal.  A movement can be fast or slow, big or small, can be deeply intense … Read More

DTBD Newsletter – May
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Happy spring everyone! Here is the latest from Double Take Bellydance: Performance Opportunities! This summer holds two performance opportunities in July, and we want you to be a part of it. YES YOU!!  Students of all levels are invited to … Read More

Student Spotlight – Jeni Bonano
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Name:  Jeni BonannoAge: 45Profession:  Legal Assistant/ParalegalHobbies:  Movies, tattoos, art, music, fashion, traveling, shopping, and bellydancing When did you first see bellydance? What were your first impressions? I first saw it on TV and thought it was beautiful and sensual. What … Read More

FAQ Spotlight: When do I get to perform?
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When I was a new student, I was absolutely rabid for any new information on bellydance. I was always digging around for new details about the styles I was studying, the classes I was taking, and the teachers I was … Read More

Steampunk Bellydance – an article and some thoughts
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 On a discussion over in the comments section on this article on Gilded Serpent, there is some debate about whether Steampunk Bellydance is a legitimate genre of dance or not–the article asserts it is not, and some commenters argue the … Read More

How many hours for a bellydance gig?
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In a previous post, we looked at The True Cost of a Performance. In this installment, we look at the incomparable Delilah Flynn’s question of: Q. “How many hours does it take you to do a belly dance gig?” Delilah’s … Read More

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