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Tribal Bellydance Costuming 101
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I teach costuming workshops now and again, specifically for tribal and fusion bellydancers. I used to be a professional costumer, so I have spent quite a lot of time considering all the elements that go into this style–what makes it … Read More

Getting “That One Move” – Zaphara’s Perspective
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Zaphara is a local Seattle legend. She has been dancing since the 70’s, and almost every pro in Seattle has taken at least a class or two from her in their day (including yours truly). Alessandra interviewed her for her … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Ruby Beh
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Ruby Beh is one of my top belly-crushes. She is just lovely–her liquid movement, her impeccable musicality, high energy paired with an inexplicable effortlessness, and don’t get me started about that gorgeous belly of hers. Off. The. Charts. So please, … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Scarlet Lux
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Some dancerly friends had posted this to Facebook over the weekend and I just had to bump it up to the very next Mm Mm Monday. Love the costuming, the music, the choreography…it’s playful and skillful, my favorite combo! Enjoy! … Read More

Student Spotlight – Carmen Bellotti
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Name: Carmen Bellotti Age: 23 Profession: Playing with puppies at Mud Bay Hobbies: Dance really is my main hobby, but I also enjoy reading, sewing, and yoga in my spare time. How long have you been studying bellydance: It will … Read More

The Language of Bellydance – Another Take
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We often liken our dance to a language. In class, we explore the idea that we are learning individual letters when we drill, individual words when we learn moves, and then as we learn to dance we are stringing those … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Asharah
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Asharah is not only a dancer I have long admired, but a dance scholar I have long shared a kinship with. She loves to float over the labels, but not in an irreverent “I do what I want” kind way. … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Dave Grohl
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Dave Grohl was the keynote speaker at SXSW this year. I shared Bruce Springteen’s moving keynote last year, and this year Dave’s is just as important and beautiful for artists of all stripes. He poetically details a life of inspiration, … Read More

Student Spotlight – Megan Romano
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Name: Megan RomanoAge: 32Profession: Epidemiologist/PhD student (I study the determinants of disease)Hobbies: Knitting, baking, reading, hiking, swing dancing How long have you been studying bellydance? About 4 years total – 1 1/2 years of cabaret, about 6 months of Egyptian, … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Amanda F’ing Palmer
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A little divergence from the normal Mm Mm Monday themes, I offer this video of Amanda F*cking Palmer’s TEDTalk. In it, she weaves an excellent story from her humble beginnings as a street performer to her current-day musical adventures, centering … Read More

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