Fearless Glamour - Saqra Raybuck

An interview with Saqra Raybuck, founder of Fearless Glamour

Hi Saqra, let’s start with some basics. How did you originally get involved in belly dance, and how long have you been dancing? This year is my 40th anniversary in belly dance. I started in 1977 when I was introduced …

About Miriam

Miriam is Director and founding member of Anka Kusu. A troupe of musicians and dancers who perform Middle Eastern music and dance in a way that transports their audience to a place of long ago and far away. Miriam’s been studying Middle Eastern dance (aka: belly dance) since 2004 and teaching since 2010. She specializes in bringing the foundation movements of this beautiful dance form to everyone regardless of shape, size, or movement limitations.


Belly Dance Holiday Traditions

Belly dance music for Holiday Haflas

The season of holiday haflas is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the question of “What will I dance to?” Lots of dancers are happy to choose an English version of their favorite Christmas carol or holiday pop song, and …

About Miriam

Miriam is Director and founding member of Anka Kusu. A troupe of musicians and dancers who perform Middle Eastern music and dance in a way that transports their audience to a place of long ago and far away. Miriam’s been studying Middle Eastern dance (aka: belly dance) since 2004 and teaching since 2010. She specializes in bringing the foundation movements of this beautiful dance form to everyone regardless of shape, size, or movement limitations.


Building inclusive belly dance communities

Building inclusive belly dance communities

Sounds like a great idea, right? “Inclusive Belly Dance Community.” Everyone doing “their thing” and supporting everyone else doing “their thing.” Everyone getting the exact same opportunities and support…easy peasy! But wait…there are factors we can’t control in our environments, …

About Miriam

Miriam is Director and founding member of Anka Kusu. A troupe of musicians and dancers who perform Middle Eastern music and dance in a way that transports their audience to a place of long ago and far away. Miriam’s been studying Middle Eastern dance (aka: belly dance) since 2004 and teaching since 2010. She specializes in bringing the foundation movements of this beautiful dance form to everyone regardless of shape, size, or movement limitations.


The Plus Size Belly Dance Project – An interview with Bellatrix Ali

The Plus Size Belly Dance Project – An interview with Bellatrix Ali

I’ve been following a very cool on line project called “The Plus Size Belly Dance Project”, and I wanted to bring it to the attention of the “Belly Dance at Any Size” audience, and let them know about the woman …

About Miriam

Miriam is Director and founding member of Anka Kusu. A troupe of musicians and dancers who perform Middle Eastern music and dance in a way that transports their audience to a place of long ago and far away. Miriam’s been studying Middle Eastern dance (aka: belly dance) since 2004 and teaching since 2010. She specializes in bringing the foundation movements of this beautiful dance form to everyone regardless of shape, size, or movement limitations.


Healthy Snacks to Keep you Dancing

Powering up your workshop participation

When we take belly dance workshops it’s important to stay “powered up” so that we can get the most out of those workshops. Things like a good night’s sleep before hand can help, but the right kind of calories and …

About Miriam

Miriam is Director and founding member of Anka Kusu. A troupe of musicians and dancers who perform Middle Eastern music and dance in a way that transports their audience to a place of long ago and far away. Miriam’s been studying Middle Eastern dance (aka: belly dance) since 2004 and teaching since 2010. She specializes in bringing the foundation movements of this beautiful dance form to everyone regardless of shape, size, or movement limitations.


A place for everyone

I produce a monthly belly dance show in NJ.  Usually the show consists of 3 performers (soloist, duet, trio or troupe), each with their own 20 minute set.  The performers are typically professional, or up-and-coming standouts and I try to …

About Miriam

Miriam is Director and founding member of Anka Kusu. A troupe of musicians and dancers who perform Middle Eastern music and dance in a way that transports their audience to a place of long ago and far away. Miriam’s been studying Middle Eastern dance (aka: belly dance) since 2004 and teaching since 2010. She specializes in bringing the foundation movements of this beautiful dance form to everyone regardless of shape, size, or movement limitations.


Get Your Dancing Routine Back on Track!

Get your belly dance routine back on track!

Whether it was the holidays, an illness, a bout of “life” or anything else, if you’ve fallen out of the habit of keeping up with whatever your personal dancing practice is, let’s talk about getting it back on track. The …

About Miriam

Miriam is Director and founding member of Anka Kusu. A troupe of musicians and dancers who perform Middle Eastern music and dance in a way that transports their audience to a place of long ago and far away. Miriam’s been studying Middle Eastern dance (aka: belly dance) since 2004 and teaching since 2010. She specializes in bringing the foundation movements of this beautiful dance form to everyone regardless of shape, size, or movement limitations.


Plus size belly dance photo shoot

Plus size dancers can raq a photo shoot as well as anyone

I hear so many of my larger belly dance sisters worry and fret about photographs and photo shoots, and I think maybe the failure to enjoy the idea of a photo shoot is two part.: 1) fear of the unknown …

About Miriam

Miriam is Director and founding member of Anka Kusu. A troupe of musicians and dancers who perform Middle Eastern music and dance in a way that transports their audience to a place of long ago and far away. Miriam’s been studying Middle Eastern dance (aka: belly dance) since 2004 and teaching since 2010. She specializes in bringing the foundation movements of this beautiful dance form to everyone regardless of shape, size, or movement limitations.


Weight Stigma Awareness Month

National Weight Stigma Awareness Week

September 23-27, 2013 marks the third annual National Weight Stigma Awareness Week (WSAW) by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). This week is designed to raise awareness of the devastating effects that weight stigma can have on people from all …

About Miriam

Miriam is Director and founding member of Anka Kusu. A troupe of musicians and dancers who perform Middle Eastern music and dance in a way that transports their audience to a place of long ago and far away. Miriam’s been studying Middle Eastern dance (aka: belly dance) since 2004 and teaching since 2010. She specializes in bringing the foundation movements of this beautiful dance form to everyone regardless of shape, size, or movement limitations.


Event experiences for larger dancers

There’s lots of talk on the web about how life experiences are different for people walking around in plus size bodies then they are for people who have body shapes and sizes that are closer to what is considered the …

About Miriam

Miriam is Director and founding member of Anka Kusu. A troupe of musicians and dancers who perform Middle Eastern music and dance in a way that transports their audience to a place of long ago and far away. Miriam’s been studying Middle Eastern dance (aka: belly dance) since 2004 and teaching since 2010. She specializes in bringing the foundation movements of this beautiful dance form to everyone regardless of shape, size, or movement limitations.