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    Shanazel, this one's for you

    I've never been a horse girl, but these photos are amazing.
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    Identify this 3-person troupe

    Identify this 3-person troupe! I'm not shilling for the Intensive, I just want to know the name of the trio that's performing at 1:12 in this video: On3SWQSVnsc
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    Old Style American Bellydance - How different was it?

    Old style American Bellydance...how different was it? How typical are these clips? YouTube - Elvis Presley - Little Egypt. YouTube - Star Trek Bellydance Was there more emphasis on hand/arm work, torso work, much less on hip work? I know that floorwork is much less popular now. I got a...
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    The Best Instructional Video Ever!!!!!

    OMG!!! Just in time for winter weather! CW-5-1WK9dc (I like the idea of YouTube instructional videos...but sometimes the real thing is So Annoyingly Longwinded and Unhelpful.)
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    How do you organize your dance stuff?

    Do you alphabetize your CDs and DVDs? Do you divide by title, artist, or subject matter (Turkish here, Egyptian there, drumming elsewhere)? I'm unpacking some boxes, and finding things I forgot I had!:lol:
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    Even great teachers have bad students! Or do they?

    Even great teachers have bad students! True or false? In another thread, we are talking about some dancers who learned from YouTube. Aside from their poor judgment in starting out with an intermediate ATS course and asking to be hired on as teachers...it sounds like they have decent technical...
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    Help me with my history

    Can someone recommend a good book about European colonialism in the Middle East? In english, please. :) I'm looking for history, but if you can recommend good fiction in that setting, I'd enjoy that, too.
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    Tattoos in a language that you don't know...

    ...sometimes don't work out so well. Bad Hebrew Tattoos: You Shall Not Tattoo - For Real?
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    Video game - Mata Hari

    Has anyone played it? I picked it up on a whim, the animation is kind of primitive. It seems to be a mystery sort of game.
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    Taking classes in a tight community

    Hello ladies and gents, In my local bellydance scene, there are lots of options for classes. There's a studio or community ed class to suit almost anyone's stylistic tastes (with the exception of a ATS/Fat Chance sister-school). I recently learned that one of my dance partners is going to...
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    Oh, never mind

    Sorry, I got carried away
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    Not raqs beaver, but...

    What do people wear under those super-tight beledi dresses? Supposedly they are "modest" but the audience can see the whole body. You can see the dancers' navels, you can see their cellulite, but I have never seen a panty line. Do beledi dancers wear thongs? Or nothing at all?
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    I want to buy stuff! Are you selling anything?

    Hello store owners! Video creators! Ebay sellers! Teachers with online content for sale! Workshop promoters! I've got money to spend on dance related products and experiences. So does everyone else on this forum. However, if I think you (or a friend of yours) is making posts to this forum...
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    I've discovered what I hate most about performing

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    Is it OK to suck?

    I'm not a great dancer. I've seen many dancers with less class time and less total learning time whip past me in terms of technique, creativity, stage presence. At what point is it "the better part of valor" to give up? Should someone with less talent continue her quest to improve? Is it...
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