Guest Post from Lauren Zehara Haas: Bringing the Joy of Movement to Medical Populations

I’m delighted to introduce a guest post from Lauren Zehara Haas, a writer and dancer who is organizing the upcoming Global Hafla for Humanity international fundraiser and building an informational site at http://www.bellydanceu.net. Lauren is the author of the Belly Dance Journal and of the DVD Stage Presence. I hope you’ll enjoy and share Lauren’s reflections on teaching movement to people … Continue reading Guest Post from Lauren Zehara Haas: Bringing the Joy of Movement to Medical Populations

Review of Classical Stretch – The Esmonde Technique: Complete Season 10 – Strength and Flexibility

I only recently found out about Classical Stretch. Why? I don’t have a television set, that’s why. But a very nice woman I know only from the internet had sent me a copy of Oxford American’s Southern Music Issue internationally, and she refused payment, and so I managed to convince her to accept an Amazon gift … Continue reading Review of Classical Stretch – The Esmonde Technique: Complete Season 10 – Strength and Flexibility

Two Ballet Memoirs

I think I may be turning into a balletomane. It always just sneaks right up on you, doesn’t it? Well, alright, it isn’t just that. I’ve been taking ballet, and I’ve been trying to think through what makes adult ballet so pleasurable, while childhood ballet was so dispiriting. And in the process, some fellow dancers … Continue reading Two Ballet Memoirs

Guest Post from Kyria: How instructional DVDs helped me become the bellydancer I am now

Dear readers, Kyria is back with another wonderful, deeply informative post on how she uses bellydance DVDs in her practice. See the previous post for her top ten DVDs for intermediate and advanced bellydancers. And check out her website, www.buikdansereskyria.com.  Before I dive into my lengthy love story with instructional DVDs, let me start by saying that … Continue reading Guest Post from Kyria: How instructional DVDs helped me become the bellydancer I am now