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    Frustrating DVDs that won't play

    I WAS able, on a few of them, to copy over the video_ts folders to my hard drive and burn new dvds from the data, but on most of them, I get the dreaded pixelation during playback, where it goes to all squares and then won't play anymore. The data must be damaged, because that's where the...
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    Frustrating DVDs that won't play

    So I'm going back through my insanely huge catalog of bellydance videos and dvds, trying to digitize everything so I can store everything in the cloud. Now it's my fault for not watching a dvd the second I bought it, but I'm finding a disturbing number of these will not play AT ALL, because they...
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    I need new music - suggestions?

    WOW! That was a great read!! Thank you.
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    Which instructional DVDs/Videos do you have? (2012 Version)

    If anybody wants to reduce their stash of old VHS tapes, please message me. I'm trying to replace a bunch of them, and the dvd versions don't work!! Grr.
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    I need new music - suggestions?

    Hey y'all, I appreciate the suggestions!! And Tourbeau, thank you for the links! I quite like what I watched of Mohamd Ramadan - I enjoy the pop stuff, even just to listen to. And he has a song about Covid, which is oddly catchy. (ha) I'll check out the others next. Thanks again! Amr Diab --...
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    I need new music - suggestions?

    So my kiddo was born in late 2011, and I don't think I've bought any new music since then. I'd prefer some recent recommendations for pop singers, the kind of stuff you could dance to at mixed Arab-American parties without anyone raising an eyebrow. (I have everything Um Kalsoum and the classics...
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    Belly Dancing Home Alone: New group on Facebook for dancers in isolation.

    I love you all! I just can't seem to log in except on my old computer. I'll fix that as soon as possible. I'm so glad to be able to talk to everybody again!!!!
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    Belly Dancing Home Alone: New group on Facebook for dancers in isolation.

    Yas!!! I managed to figure out my login information here, FINALLY! After how many years? I have missed all y'all. How's the isolation treating you? And yes, another vote AGAINST facebook and for or whatever.
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    Where are you in your educational journey?

    I'm not sure where to post this, so mods feel free to move it. The other day I got to thinking about my first dance classes and how different they are from how I study today. I'm curious about the path that other people took/are taking. I'm also curious about where others see themselves going...
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    Harassing/Threatening Postal Mails?

    Dancers -- if you or anyone you know has recently received any type of harassing or potentially threatening postal mail, please please please message me. We think someone might be targeting belly dancers, and we might be able to build a federal case. Please put the word out to other dancers in...
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    What is Tribal Fusion -- TO YOU!

    So I've been experimenting with and enjoying some ATS classes lately, but the big part of what I enjoy about the whole concept is the energy of the group -- the group dynamic. Being so focused on body awareness that you seem to kind of lose yourself and find yourself responding to those visual...
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    Lauren of Arabia

    Lauren of Arabia lecture by Karim Nagi - YouTube I know we've posted this before, but I think it would be nice, given the recent coversations, to post it again for our newbies.
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    Product review: Personal Style Snafus course

    Personal Style Snafus | Belly Dance Geek So the other week I came across this conference call recording from Nadira Jamal, on the subject of "Personal Style Snafus" and I thought it sounded interesting. The price was right, and it came with a pdf workbook (which is always a plus in my book) so...
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    What you need to know to be pro dancer?

    Spin off from the Amora thread: So we often complain about the ill-prepared student or the 6-week wonder who tries to get the job at the restaurant. Many of the posters here have been working professionally for 10+ years, and have studied the dance for more. What is the absolute bare minimum...
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    Let's Work With a DVD!

    So welcome to the video practice thread. It might be helpful if we were all working with the same video, but for now tell us which one you're working with, and comment on the exercises/choreography. What's working for you? What isn't? Are you skipping any sections? Why? Are you adding anything...