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    What to wear for Sha'abi

    As an example, here's what my students wore for a baladi class dance, but I think something very similar would also work for shaabi (I'm in a different costume then them because I was dressed for a separate solo). I wanted something bold but affordable and available in a range of sizes - they...
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    Use of breath in bellydance

    Any thoughts on this, or good resources? I've found over the years that teachers will often remind students to breathe, and sometimes even include some breathing exercises at the beginning of classes or teach lateral thoracic breathing (i.e. breathing into the whole ribcage) whilst...
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    Workshop wishlist

    I'm in the process of putting together a list of topics for workshops and talks/lectures that I might teach in the future, and so I wondered, what topics would be on your wishlist for your perfect bellydance learning opportunity? What subjects do you wish there were more workshops on? What...
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    Is this how it ends?

    So, is this how it ends? Not with a bang, but with word games? Have we hardy few remaining forum users run out of anything dance-related to talk about? Are there just too few of us here now to have good discussions and debates like the old days? :think: Meanwhile over on Bhuz, first there was a...
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    Thought Provoking Belly Dance Costumes: the good, the bad and the hideous

    I spotted this beauty for sale in the Khan el Khalili last week...
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    New article on Muwashshahat

    I've finally finished writing an article that I've been working on for ages about muwashshahat, which was inspired by a Bhuz thread on the subject. I wanted to address some of the common confusions and misconceptions about muwashshahat in the bellydance world. The article covers what muwashahat...
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    Anyone coming to JWAAD Summer School?

    Just thought I'd see if any of you lovely people are going to be at the JWAAD Summer School in the UK next month? I'm going to be there for the full week, and if you're coming you'll definitely meet me because I'm one of the 'Angels', so I'll be meeting and greeting all the arrivals :)
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    Thought Provoking Belly Dance Costumes: the good, the bad and the hideous

    How about this then? Would be nice with a real skirt, and might even be OK without the trousers (if you're into that sort of thing). But those trousers are a bit wrong :think:
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    What do we mean when we say 'modern' bellydance?

    I've been thinking about this on a few occasions lately, what with the whole 'cultural appropriation' debate and stuff. When we describe dance as 'modern' or 'traditional', what do we actually mean? And what does it say about how we see the dance and its cultures of origin? I wrote a blog post...
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    Urgent - campaign to end sexual harassment in Egypt. 1 day to go!

    Hi all, I'd just like to let you know about this campaign to prevent sexual harassment in Egypt. HarassMap - donate & help end sexual harassment in Egypt | Indiegogo As you're probably aware, sexual harassment and assault are serious problems facing women in Egypt. I think that this group is...
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    Bellydance & Ballet - new blog post

    Since this is a topic that keeps coming up, and a comparison that gets made over and over again in discussions on all aspects of bellydance, I decided to write a series of blog posts on the relationship between bellydance and ballet, exploring whether this comparison is ever valid or useful...
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    Introverted performers

    Hello :) I thought some of you might be interested to read my new blog post, about introverted performers. I think that a lot of performers are actually quite shy or introverted, but this doesn't show in our stage personas. And since our outgoing side doesn't necessarily show in 'normal' life...
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    Our relationshiops with music - new blog post!

    I've just finished writing a new blog post about our relationships with music, and how Western dancers can relate emotionally to Arabic music compared to the music that we grew up with. I hope that you find it interesting :) In Love With Music | Bellydance by Rasha Nour
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    New blog series - stealth practise ;)

    I'm writing series of blog posts on ways to make bellydnce practise a habitul part of your daily life. The first one is about ways to practise during public transport journeys: Stealth Bellydance Practise – Part 1: Public Transport | Bellydance by Rasha Nour Do you practise in any unusual...
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    New blog post - how dance has changed my life :)

    I've just started a new bellydance blog, and I thought you might enjoy my first post, on how dance has changed my life for the better... Dance: my journey so far | Rasha Nour I'm hoping to update the blog regularly, as an outlet for my dance nerdery :D
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