Belly dance is a dance form originating in the Middle East, featuring isolation and articulation of the torso, chest, and hips. Unlike many other familiar dance forms like ballet, which are primarily concerned with the movement of limbs through space, belly dance movement originates from the torso. Broadly speaking, belly dance movements can be characterised… Continue reading What is Belly Dance?
Have you ever thought about belly dance teacher training? Back in 2016, I completed the JWAAD Belly Dance Training ‘Understanding Safety’ course which helped me take my first steps towards teaching belly dance. I chose a JWAAD course because it’s the only organization in the UK that offers belly dance courses which are externally accredited… Continue reading Belly Dance Teacher Training: Review of the JWAAD ‘Understanding Safety’ Course
I wanted to share one of my favourite recent-ish performances. Sure, if I have my critical technical eye on, I can see a few flaws. But who doesn't love Hakim and the one and only godfather of soul, James Brown? Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdK12ZJmkIw
I’ve always liked movement and dance – from trying ballet when very small and sticking with figure skating during my school years, through to yoga in college and beyond. I had never experienced anything like belly dance before when my friend dragged me along to a class in college for the first time (About Me).… Continue reading My Belly Dance Journey So Far