I'm sorry if I've posted this issue before but would love some input. Right now I feel lost and kind of just blah all over with my BD Direction. I'm not sure what I want to to study and how to move forward.
To make belly dance gains so to speak.
do you cross train in other dance styles?
I am mostly into Egyptian raks sharqi and folk dances. I have tried cross training in American Cabaret, but I just can't bring myself to do it.
I am curious, for other Egyptian Raks lovers, what has been your favorite dancing style to cross train?
I know I have chronically tight hamstrings, which I'm working on right now.
But now I have super tight hips muscles, on the front of the hips and the side.
any ideas on how to alleviate this? they are sooo tight and stubborn. it seems like nothing can get them to loosen up.
and fyi - I can...
I was curious, for those who are primarily into Egyptian style, do you find 1970 American Caberet teachers and technique harder? Do you find the style to be a bit harder on the body? Just curious.
I got a dvd (will not name names ) and some of the stuff so far seems kind of hard on the body. I...
I've had 2 knee surgeries in 3 months. My last one being in the middle of January. Now I had a torn meniscus and my mcl ligament tore in the back of the leg, towards my hamstring.
Its been 2 months since my last surgery. I am still recovering and slowly getting stronger and stronger...
I keep on hearing that bd history has origins in India. I don't see it. At all. they say because of a traditional pose that looks similar to a move done in chiftetelli that bd must of come from India.
1. I don't see how all eastern dances can have one origin
2. I have seen some traditional...
I know releve is super important. I have mostly been an earthy on my feet kind of dancer. so my releve sucks and my calves are CONSTANTLY tight. oh boy.
any advice on how to strengthen my feet, relieve my arch pain from being on releve and strengthen and release my calves?
Is there truly an expiration date on dancing? Is it true that belly dance is NOT a crone's dance?
I would love to do this dance until my deathbed. Morocco is in her 70s and still dancing. Right now I am not performing but would love to return one day, maybe when my kidz are older.
So how do...
I don't know why, but whenever I do dancing drilllz for hip circles, and vertical figure 8s, my lower back aches quite a bit.
Should I be bending my knees more, or what am I doing.
If i do them regularly, I'm good, but the SUPER S-L-O-W speed just killz my lower back.
I geuss I should also...
I am curious if belly dance is relatively safe for pregnancy exercise?
I know in the farther stages of pregnancy maybe a lot of jazz moves and theatrical aspects of belly dance might not be appropriate, but generally is it safe?
any advanced students/teachers have any recommendations for...
is there really such a thing as asexual dancing?
i have noticed many women in the dance community who want to completely deny the tiniest hint of sensuality in the dance to the point of making it . . . . .sterile.
what is your take on this?
forget the naysayers and revel in the femininity...
I have come to the conclusion that for my health AND for my journey to a better lifestyle AND weight, that belly dance can not be my ONLY exercise or cardio.*
So I am curious what kind of exercies and conditioning you guys do to either be better dancers or that compliment belly dancing?