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  1. Jane

    Makeup removal?

    Is there anything worse than trying to scrape off the makeup after a performance? Any recommendations for products that won't make me break out or dry up my skin? I don't mind putting the makeup on, but taking it off is awful :(
  2. Jane

    More crazy

    Just read this steaming pile of WTF: "Bellydance is **ancient** - far more ancient than many are aware - and a **natural** way of dancing that doesn't require ANYONE else's approval to claim it. Natural as in, it's in our body's wisdom. And no one claim ownership over that for anyone but their...
  3. Jane

    Advice needed

    I need some impartial advice from a group of sensible people. A good friend of mine is getting married and asked me to be her matron of honor. I agreed. The groom had a fight with his best friend and now no longer has him as his best man. The wedding party was originally going to be two...
  4. Jane

    Composer of Lamma Bada

    Okay, I was reading about the history of Lamma Bada Yatathanna a while ago and I can't remember who composed the melody we use today. Vaguely, I remember it was either a Syrian or Lebanese fellow around the 1920s. Am I inventing things in my head? Does anyone remember where I got this...
  5. Jane

    New prop

    Belly Dom Handcuffs Belly Dance ? Sharifwear I thought fan veils were walking on the wild side.
  6. Jane

    Conflicted and guilty over stupid things

    My DH got me a genetic test kit for my birthday at my request. I'm adopted on my dad's side and was curious about health issues and such. I admit to being a bit disappointed that my test results also indicated that I have no Middle Eastern ancestry. I'm just plain old European white. I feel...
  7. Jane

    Best NEW instructional videos?

    What are the best new instructional videos out now or soon? It's been a while since I heard of a "must have" that has everyone drooling in anticipation!
  8. Jane

    Learned something new about Maqamat

    Weekly Maqam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I know Wikipedia is a lousy source, but still interesting.
  9. Jane

    Randa interview
  10. Jane


    Twerking And Race: What The Dance Craze Says About Racial Perceptions Of Dance (VIDEO) Any hip movement dance is automatically perceived as sexy, and lots of other hot topics presented here that have commonalities with belly dance issues.
  11. Jane

    Fake Ghawazi alert

    Forwarded from Edwina Nearing April 22, 2013 -- NEWEST PHONY GHAWAZI SCAM EXPLOITS TECHNOLOGY Considering how she is looked down on in her own country and has often had to sell her costumes, even her television and refrigerator, to cover living expenses, it is amazing how many imposters try to...
  12. Jane

    Who's your favorite belly dancer revisited

    This is not arab, Top 10 Reasons to NOT Bellydance: A Guide for non-Middle Eastern and North African People We've had "Who is your favorite belly dancer" threads in the past. #7 in the blog above got me thinking. If your favorite or "the best bellydancer in the world" is not a native...
  13. Jane

    Interesting Blog

    This is not arab
  14. Jane

    How much music?

    It seems a dancer can never have enough music! How much do you have in your collection? Has it slowed down once you felt you had "the essentials?" Do you only buy Arabic music with the intent of dancing to it, or do you also buy it for listening?
  15. Jane

    What's Your Problem?

    What's the biggest issue you face in your community as a belly dancer?
  16. Jane

    Kabrtak Ala Sedak (Oka W Ortega)

    Is there an English translation anywhere? It sounds fun, but can anyone tell me what it's about? Anything I should know? Thanks!
  17. Jane

    "Serious" dance training

    There are dance teachers from other genres of dance that yell, demean, cuss at, and even hit students to correct them in classes and rehearsals. Students accept this as a necessary part of "serious" dance training. Have you experienced this? Do you think it's acceptable? Have you ever heard...
  18. Jane

    In the news

    I thought it might be nice to have a thread where we could post and discuss news from the Middle East.
  19. Jane

    Belly Dance Apps: The Good, Bad & Bizarre

    Found a belly dance related app you'd like to share? I found one for Android on Playstore called Belly Dance Pinball that you are instructed to place on your belly to play. "Onion Ring loves belly dance. She dances on sunny days with her farm animals." File under bizarre :lol:
  20. Jane

    How is this possible?

    How is this possible? Am I not seeing something? I'm watching a lot of old concert videos Of Umm Kolsoum and I don't see anyone with sheet music. Did everyone seriously memorize the entire concert or am I not seeing something?