Meet Ruthie

Meet Ruthie

Hi! I am Ruthie Smuts and this is my “Meet Ruthie”. I have been enjoying the art of belly dance for fours years. I have always loved dancing and did Ballroom and Latin American dancing for four years while attending high school. A number of years later, I...
Morocco journey continues

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...
Growing your dance

Growing your dance

Growing in you dance has really been on my heart lately. I have been feeling really challenged to do all I can, not only to improve my dancing skills, but also to uplift my students. Nothing makes my heart happier than when I watch a student really blossom. So if you...
Journey Begins

Journey Begins

A journey begins at a point, so where do we go to discover the various styles that make up our dance culture? So with the two most believed base theories out there (see a previous blog post here), how do we choose a country to start from? Just east to west? How far...
Where Did our Dance Style Come From?

Where Did our Dance Style Come From?

I thought I would take some time and do a series on where our favourite dance style came from and how it looks in various countries. Now depending on which path your teacher took, the version may vary. We all agree the base style is very old, passed on from mother to...