The body remembers - belly dancing after trauma

The body remembers: Belly dancing after trauma

I began belly dancing at the age of sixteen. My mother brought me along to her class; I was thrilled to be welcomed into a group of women united by the joy of belly dance. Truthfully, I was in awe …

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Belly Dance Events to Feel Welcome At

Belly dance events to feel welcome at

Belly dancers have a lot of choices when it comes to what to attend, watch, participate in and look forward to. There are events and goings-on such as haflas, workshops, showcases, and conferences. There are different classes including online options, …

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Belly dance and body acceptance through different life phases

Belly dance and body acceptance through different life phases

Dragging the two big shopping bags filled with costume items, water, gifts for my students and video equipment to the car was a bi-annual event for me. Teaching weekly classes, I had the opportunity for a short student recital every …

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Belly dance after breast cancer

Belly dance after breast cancer

In 2013 a routine mammogram picked up DCIS, which is cancer cells in the milk duct, and after two lumpectomies, my surgeon informed me that it was very extensive in the left breast and that a mastectomy would be my …

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How to Add More Coverage to Your Belly Dance Bra Part 2

How to add more coverage to your belly dance bra – Part 2

Editor’s note: this is a two-part article written by guest blogger, Mao. This article is about the side of the cups. For Part 1 about the top of the cups, check it out here. Enjoy! Hi everyone! This is Mao …

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How to Add More Coverage to Your Belly Dance Bra Part 1

How to add more coverage to your belly dance bra – Part 1

Editor’s note: this is a two-part article written by guest blogger, Mao. This article is about the top of the cups and part two will be about the side of the cups. Enjoy! Is your belly dance bra not fitting …

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Becoming beautiful

When I stopped worrying about being pretty, I became beautiful. Sometimes the lines between self image and public image blur. As entertainers, we often find ourselves at the mercy of pointed comments both good and bad.  The inherent responsibility of …

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Costuming for the well-endowed belly dancer

I receive a lot of emails from women expressing how happy it makes them to see a larger sized dancer. My biggest costuming SNAFU is that I am large in the chest. Mother Nature has indeed blessed me generously and …

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Salome: Curvy, Mature Belly Dancer

Curvy, mature and still sultry: Is it possible?

As a curvy, mature belly dancer I have found that I’m now in an interesting yet gray area: Am I too mature and curvy to be considered sultry when I dance? That’s a tough question. I will be turning 50 …

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Belly Dancers of Color: Anastasia

Belly dancers of color: Anastasia

Editor’s note: It’s Black History Month and I thought that a great way to celebrate would be to feature belly dancers of color in our community. Our goal is to celebrate our differences and similarities in belly dance and I …

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