Belly dancing with chronic pain: A personal story

Belly dancing with chronic pain: A personal story

This column holds no advice, no suggestions, no tips, no tricks. This is just my own experience as a long-time amateur belly dancer who unfortunately had to take a break, and how I’ve been dealing with it. Or, sometimes, failing …


Belly Dance, Jealousy, and Gossip

Belly dance, jealousy and gossip

Sadly, it seems like many dance communities are currently operating on a scarcity mentality–too many performers and teachers, not enough gigs and students. This can not only lead to undercutting and other bad professional behavior, but to jealousy, which in …


A Belly Dance Teacher’s Promise

A belly dance teacher’s promise

With January come and gone I have had time to reflect on the traditional “weight loss” season where we often get an influx of students into our classes. Many enter the classroom for the first time unsure, and positive that …