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Dancing To Your Part

Let’s face it. The past few weeks have been rough (I mean ROUGH!!) on everyone. I found myself feeling down and quite helpless. I saw so many people hurting, especially my friends of color and frontline medical workers. I thought, “I’m just a belly dancer. What can I possibly offer Read more…

Rinse and Repeat

Today’s blog is aimed at teachers and instructors, but it’s got life advice anyone can use: Back in my early teaching days, I had this fear of my students getting bored. And believe me, my students would let me know.  New Yawwkas… need I say more?! So every week, I Read more…

My Journey – Conclusion

Hey Gorgeous, So, today is the conclusion of My Journey – my dramatic chapter blog about how I started. Highs and lows. Naysayers and doubters. Fitting the part. And voodoo dancing. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know (well almost)… Starting from day one. If you’ve been following along – saweeeet! Read more…

My Journey – Chapter 8

Hi Lovely, Previously, in Chapter Seven of My Journey… I competed in 7 competitions within 3 years. An acquaintance at a competition hit me with a “Calm the F*ck Down” truth smack that changed my dancing forever. From then on, I won 5 out of the 7 competitions. I felt Read more…

My Journey – Chapter 7

Hello again Gorgeous, Previously, in Chapter Six of My Journey… I was driven to prove both the naysayers wrong and to myself that I CAN have credibility in both worlds. So, I entered the Bellydancer of the Year Competition. Déjà vu struck as I made it to the finals but Read more…

My Journey – Chapter 6

Hey there my Beloved Beauties, Previously, in Chapter Five of My Journey… I couldn’t replicate myself so I created a VHS of the workout for my students. I saw the marketing potential and hired a PR company to promote SharQui on TV and publications. I was super busy. Although I Read more…

My Journey – Chapter 5

Hi again Beautiful, Previously, in Chapter Four of My Journey… I ceased the opportunity to create a format that was actually working. I was gaining more momentum through word of mouth and I felt like I finally “fit the part!” Woohoo! I spent about 2 years tweaking it, gave it Read more…

My Journey – Chapter 4

Hey there Lovely, Previously, in Chapter Three of My Journey… Finally – the sweet taste of some success! After working my booty off to build a solid reputation in the fitness industry, I managed to get a consistent core group of students. But then there was a shift in the Read more…

My Journey – Chapter 3

Hey Gorgeous, Previously, in Chapter Two…   I auditioned for the traveling cast of, STOMP. Thought I was perfect for it. Made it to the last 50 peeps out of 623. I wasn’t part of the 30 people chosen. It didn’t end up being my “big break” and cried for a Read more…

My Journey – Chapter 2

Hey there Beauty Shaker,   Previously, in Chapter One of “My Journey”:   I moved to the concrete jungle of NYC right out of college. My days were hectic with technique classes, auditions and teaching group fitness. It was constant rejection after rejection, trying to make ends meet and hoping Read more…