This is our blog, where we write about events and happenings, discuss our thoughts on issues in the Belly Dance Community as well as share videos, images and other Belly Dance inspiration.  Enjoy!

Bellies and Beat Part two

What else can you expect from our show Bellies and the Beat, in our part two blog. We introduce you to the other two amazing studio's joining us this year. Meet our first time guest performer all the way from Grahamstown: Gillian Jacobs Gigi has a life-long love of...

Bellies and the Beat

Bellies and the Beat, our name for this year's student showcase. It's a highlight for our year, we love all the activity that goes into putting on a show. This year we are raising funds for Groom a Girl Inititative, an amazing organization that has a heart for young...

Adding your straps and clasp

As promised, here is the last of the bra installations. Straps and Clasp's. Now, I don't always remove the back of the bra. Mostly it depends on how much time I have and how many bra's I am doing, if the material has enough of a stretch, I will sew it on the existing...

RECYCLE ADVENTURE

Our studio has embarked on a recycle adventure. We have joined the Waste Trade Family and are collecting recyclables. Saving the environment one plastic container, tin, cardboard or glass at a time. Our recycling hub is not huge at the studio and each little...

Stuttgart Festival

I know, so long over due! But better late than never. Here are all the juicy details of my trip to the Stuttgart Festival in March, but also opportune in a way. as Artemis is hosting a Fusion Festival this coming October. Tribal Fusion and Fantasy meets Caberet The...

Morocco journey continues

So to finally continue on our journey among the various cultures - Morocco here we come. Confession time! I had a laugh at myself the other day when Jessica and I where chatting about the blogs and I was like. Let me do this series, I can work on my research skills...

Happy moment

Having a happy moment! Our new beginners' course started last night and I got to do some of my favourite things:  meeting new people and sharing the wonderful world of Oriental Belly Dance with a new group of ladies. We run three beginners' courses every year and this...

Final Chapter Improv Challenge

Improv Challenge final chapter, it's the last week of the improv challenge. It's been a great month of learning, growing and improving each of our ability to channel the music. Without getting bogged down with thoughts of who, what and why of a song. You have heard...

Improv Challenge Week 3

We have just completed the week 3 of Courtney's Improv Challenge. Oh my giddy aunt, I am learning so much about myself. Not only from watching me dance, but also watching how other dancers interpret the same song. As I enter the last week of the challenge, I am...

Week 2 of Courtney’s Summer Improv Challenge

I have been tasked to write about the second week of Courtney's Summer Improv Challenge, and honestly I find this topic quite difficult. You see, I haven't been able to complete the second week. I don't have space to dance at home and when I'm at the studio I do what...

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