httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9qog4NsqLc If you are trying to play the beledi pattern, I assume you are already familiar with basic zils, but here goes the pre-zil stuff. The zils go on the middle finger and thumb with the elastic sitting just below the nail bed. MAKE SURE YOUR ELASTIC IS TIGHT ENOUGH TO TURN YOUR FINGERS BLUE [...]
httpv://youtu.be/4IeD9A6lYAc A friend just passed along this youtube link. I think anyone who is considering hiring a professional belly dancer or is embarking on a dance career should watch it. It will save us all some time and headache. Pass it along if you want to combat stereotypes.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAnvUDy4F2A Basic karsilama step is a rock step. You start from basic stance. The active foot moves forward on 1, your weight shifts back to center on 2, the active foot steps straight behind the body on 3, then you return to center on 4. Karsilama step with a hip slide- Repeat the same basic [...]
Look out! Starting next week I will be posting videos both here and on my youtube channel. Some will be by me. Some will be by certified belly dance trainers. Some will be demonstrations. Some will be quick lectures on a topic. I hope that you learn something and can see how the belly dance [...]
People tend to get into trouble when they look at things from only their own point of view. Videotaping performances is a good example. Many people feel the typical “no videotaping” rule is unfair and stupid, but the big picture includes right to privacy issues, copyright issues, and revenue issues that may not be considered. [...]
I have often encountered the, “Just give me the video” mentality. You know, people with the attitude that they don’t need a workshop or instruction. They can get everything they need from a video.First off, I have to tell you I am biased. I am a workshop sponsor and teacher, so it is in my [...]