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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…

One Day At A Time

Today’s guest blog is by Raena Take a tip from the underdogs: I’ve always been a sucker for a good old-fashioned underdog story. What is more inspiring than to watch the hardworking good guy/gal come back, just when it seemed that all was lost. These stories make great books and Read more…

Free to Express

Today’s guest blog is by Marisa I realized somewhere in my dance journey every message I internalized about what it means to be a woman showed up in my dance. My first teacher told me my hip bumps and drops were too soft. Yup; because when women show they’re in Read more…

Perfectionism and Practice

Today’s guest post is by Laylianah When I was growing up, I absolutely hated PE (PhysicalEducation)! Of course, there were the obvious reasons: the psychological trauma of having to strip naked in front of your peers at a time when your body image is at it’s most vulnerable, seeing your Read more…

For The Love of Dance

Today’s guest testimonial was written by Suzanne Meadows In 2006, I met Oreet at the NY Health & Racquet club. In all this time, she has been my dance teacher, my client, and now we can call her a long standing friend. We were graced to have her as a Read more…

Finding Practice Time

Finding Practice Time by Laylianah Mahasin We all have super busy lives, so how are we supposed to add practice time to our already bursting schedules?  It’s easier than you might think. I sometimes tease my students about making sure they are practicing at least 50 hours a day. But Read more…