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    Rant

    My dance sisters and I spent years learning this art form. We've taken workshops with the natives and with other skilled dancers that aren't necessarily from the motherland. My teacher spent goodness knows how much money with PR and marketing in order to get our studio's name out there and still...
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    Which costume? Help me choose!

    Inspired by MissVega's thread about asking for input from you lovely ladies (and some guys), I'm looking for my next Egyptian costume since I just sold a tiger print one that was too big for me. Out of these three, which do you think would work best with my skin tone? Feel free to suggest...
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    So in real life...

    ...how do you react to people who say they've learned from YouTube? It's easy to talk when you're on the internet, safe in your room where the other poster may be millions of miles away...but I ran into two girls today at my studio and they announced that they were "YouTube Students" and I also...
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    Security Cameras and Dressing Rooms

    Same gig as the audience harassment one, I noticed that the dressing room they gave us was full of security cameras! Actually, I didn't notice...but my friend did... So keep your eye out for stuff like that! I'm feeling incredibly stupid...security cameras...so obvious and yet I didn't think of...
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    Met the two rudest audience members last night...

    I had a gig along with a dance friend and my teacher last night for some sort of corporate party...and our "dressing room" was right next to the area that they were having the party. It wasn't actually a dressing room but it was a large ballroom that they walled off. We were done with our...
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    How do they do floorwork...

    ...without kneepads? I love floorwork and I love to incorporate a bit of it into my routine when there's a suitable stage for it...but I've noticed that most dancers seem to do it without knee pads...how??? :confused: Is it just a matter of having super strong knees and thick skin?
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    Silly Backstage Antics

    Show us your silly backstage pics! We've seen the glitz and the glamor, now let's see what goes on behind all of that! This picture is full of win. My facial expression is full of win. But it's okay because I got to perform with Samantha :D (not a backstage antics pic but I wanna show it...
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    Hypoallergenic eyelash glue?

    I've developed an allergy to eyelash glue or maybe it's the latex in it :( But any favorites that I can order online that's made for sensitive eyes?
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    I actually want to wear a face veil...

    I just got a call from a teacher for a last minute gig...problem is it's for a party that *might* have people that I don't want knowing I'm a belly dancer. I don't want to get into personal details but it could be disastrous. The last resort would be to cancel but that can be disastrous too...
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    Favorite Beauty Products

    I'm starting this thread so we can elaborate on our favorite makeup brands and maybe even throw in a review or two about new things that we're trying out. Here goes! Foundation and Powders https://theallnaturalface.com I started out with The All Natural Face because of the range of the colors...
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    Another Giveaway from Muse of the Harlequin!

    I'm having another giveaway! This one is to celebrate the launch of my new Facebook page, which I'm expecting will make it easier to keep folks updated on what's going on in my costuming world. There will be three winners! The first winner will get a free pant of their choice and the latter...
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    What a Booty

    What a Booty "What a Booty A fun topic, the booty is... This film focuses on women and body image - a sexy 'celebration' rather than a sexualized 'exploitation' " I haven't watched the whole thing yet but where are the belly dancers in this? :lol: It would've been perfect to dedicate a section...
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    How do you carry your makeup to gigs?

    I've been lugging around my huge makeup train case: But I've been finding it super impractical (for obvious reasons) especially for gigs where I don't do costume changes and I only dance for a few minutes. I'm looking into small plastic toolboxes but I can never seem to find something that's...
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    Pray for Thailand!

    The current situation is very, very hard for people outside of Thailand to understand especially if you don't have years and years of experience with the culture and politics...nothing is as simple as what you read on the front page news of CNN or the New York Times. But I just need everyone to...
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    Belly Dance Shopping: Show us your recent purchases!

    I remembered a forum I used to frequent many, many years ago where they had a thread called "Celebrate Capitalism! Show Us What you Bought" and people would just take pictures of stuff they bought and showed it off. I think it'd be fun if we start a thread to show our recently acquired...
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