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

Guest post: Kyria’s top ten DVDs for intermediate and advanced bellydancers

Dear readers, I’m thrilled to bring you today’s guest post from Kyria, a bellydancer from the Netherlands. Kyria and I have chatted online about our shared obsession with bellydance DVDs, and I asked her if she could provide a professional dancer’s perspective on how and which DVDs to use for at-home training.  This is the … Continue reading Guest post: Kyria’s top ten DVDs for intermediate and advanced bellydancers

Reflecting on Nadira Jamal’s How to Build a Sustainable Practice Habit

I paid 109 dollars for an online course. I never finish online courses. I did not finish this online course. Was it worth it? Hell yeah. *** I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t sure about it at first. When Nadira Jamal, a.k.a. The Belly Dance Geek, advertised her online course for developing a practice habit, … Continue reading Reflecting on Nadira Jamal’s How to Build a Sustainable Practice Habit

The Eternal Beginner; or, Beating the fear of choreography with Jillina

Bellydance has been a source of joy and frustration to me. Joy, because it’s the dance that really speaks to my soul, the dance that feels right on my body, the dance that helped teach me to feel comfortable as a woman when I was just becoming one. Frustration, because the intensity of my studies … Continue reading The Eternal Beginner; or, Beating the fear of choreography with Jillina