Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Practice videos

Ramsey beginners - this video has the tricky arabesque combo on the end so you can see what it looks like.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/MVgnyNoq698


Ramsey Intermediates - Warda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agrYSIFOI1g

Friday, February 13, 2015

A few blogs for you to read


Neat interview about "old school" dance.  I love the ways she addresses the issue of how Arabic audiences view the dancer as well as the views most traditional middle easterners have about dancers.  If you look at the last picture, it is a picture of Maya Medwar, the dancer Jamila Salimpour named the "maya" after.

http://shes-got-hips.com/blog/

Another blog post from one of my favorite dancers, Aziza Nawal.  She is a fabulous performer and I am so happy she and other Atlanta dancers are working so hard to keep the dance community alive and growing in Atlanta.  That benefits us Athens dancers when we have those resources so close by.  http://azizaraks.net/?p=774

And a bellydance costuming blog! http://www.sparklybelly.com/how-to-make-a-belly-dance-bra-2-measure-cut-make-straps/

Happy shimmies!!  Stay warm!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Videos and Show Date!!

We have a show date!!  Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 at the 40 Watt!

For Beginners

Song is Lawn Oyounack by Nancy Arjam from "Super Hits of Nancy Arjam"

Here is an old practice video (I'm still a blonde!) with what we learned this week plus what we will do next week

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nU1j7qF9I4Y

For Intermediates

Song is "Warda" by Warda from "Bellydance Superstars" (Volume 1)

Video of what we have so far

https://www.youtube.com/embed/IltiINNxL7Y