Just wanted to share a video of the bellydance troupe that I am part of. We're based in Poole in England and called 'Divaz'. This video is our 1st place winning performance from the Miss Bellydance UK competition earlier this year (I'm the blonde, 2nd from the left in the front row...
I've not posted a clip of me dancing solo on here before and I've just gotten a clip from a competition I entered recently...so thought I'd share!
The competition was called Bellydance Trophies and took place in London, England. This video is my dance from the qualifying round of...
Hello everyone :)
Can any of you recommend any good tutorial dvds about stage presence/performance skills?
I appreciate this is something which is very difficult to learn/give instruction on, but I'm hoping there might be something available.
I feel like my performance skills and expression...
I recognise the song in this clip and I know the video says it's Ya Baladi Ya Wad but I'm not sure that's right (this isn't me dancing, it's just a clip I found which features the song)...
Ya baladi ya wad - YouTube
I've danced to a version of Ya Baladi Ya Wad before and thought at...
I just wanted to post about my experience after taking part in a competition for the first time!
The competition was Miss Belly Dance UK and I had a really great day and met so many lovely dancers. The competitions were judged by UK dancers Gwen Booth, Yvette Cowles and Kay...
The Miss Bellydance UK 2011 competition is taking place on Sunday 27th March 2011!
The venue for the event is Poole Grammar School Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, England, BH17 9JU.
The competition categories are:
and a just for fun comedy...
I just googled the term UK belly dance competition and this came up. Anyone know anything about it? There aren't really any specifics about what is involved :think:
British Belly Dance awards 2011 ( National Event ) - UK - StarNow.co.uk
I am in the process of arranging to have some photos taken (excited!). I just wondered, are there any tips you can give about make-up, poses etc? I would appreciate the advice.
Would you ladies wear the same amount of make-up as you do when performing normally or a bit more than...
Can anyone suggest some points or phrases that can be used to help you stay grounded and not succumb to negativity and destructive criticism? For example, I once saw comments about how a belly dancer ‘should’ look in terms of weight, discounting anyone who looked any different. The...
I just found the time to read about what is happening in Egypt after hearing about protests going on there this week:
BBC News - Egypt protests: Three killed in 'day of revolt'
and the BBC live news stream:
BBC News - Egypt unrest
I feel very lucky to live in a country where the political...
Do any of you take supplements of any kind?
I've just started taking cod liver oil and glucosamine combined as I've suffered knee pain. As I'm only young I think I need to keep my eye on it because I shouldn't really suffer knee pain for long unless there is some sort of underlying condition...
MOHAMED KAZAFY WORKSHOP!
The Egyptian master teacher Mohamed Kazafy, dancer of the world famous Reda Troupe, is coming to the UK this February!
This event is being organised by Khaled Mahmoud. The first workshop that is arranged has already sold out, but if enough people are...
Study with Ranya Renée in London
The wonderful Ranya Renée of New York City is coming to London later this month and is doing a workshop! I have been responsible for organising this so please contact me if you are interested. Please find details below:
When: Wednesday 26th January...
Forgive me if there is a thread on this already (I had a quick look and couldn't see any).
Do you know of any good music editing software suitable for a complete novice? :confused:
Essentially, I just want to take a bit out of a song so that it isn't so long.
Can anyone recommend...
Can any of you give me some advice about ways to warm up your back and knees before dancing?
Just wondering as I sit in an office all day and I think my knees and back could really do with a good stretch and warm up before I dance.
Thanks for your help
Can anyone recommend a cd with good modern music on it? Or a particular modern song?
I don't know if I am using the right term for it but I am thinking along the lines of Nourhanne's version of 'Habibi ya Eini' or something like 'Heya Di Yasmina' by Yasmina of Cairo.
I am looking for...
Just thought I'd share a video with you from a recent performance.
This is me (in green) my teacher Shona Hagan (in pink) and friend Chris Owen (in blue) dancing Khaleeji at the Wessex Arabic Dance Association (UK) show.
There is a cringe-worthy moment where I forgot a hair swish...
Wasn't sure if this is the best section to post this link in but here it is.
I'd never heard of this group until my lunch break today when I was searching the web. They are a London based Belly Dance group; you may recognise one of them from Britain's got talent (she was part of a...
YouTube - Turkish Belly Dancing ((Mezdeke))
The piece of music on this link, does anyone know who it is by or what it is called?
Or, can anyone suggest a drum solo cd with similar music on it?