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
The second episode of this season of Project Belly Dance was a grab-bag of reality show tricks and twists. You will dance — but not to your own music! Some people will be eliminated, but one will be voted back in! Another will be voted all the way to the finals! And, oh yeah, how … Continue reading Blogging Project Belly Dance: Season 2, Episode 2: On your toes, ladies!
You would think, given that I have a blog dedicated to dance videos and everything, that I would be totally up to date with Cheeky Girls’ Project Belly Dance. I’m not. I somehow never managed to watch the first season — what can I say, not only is life busy, but my husband is more … Continue reading Blogging Project Belly Dance: Season 2, Episode 1
Secrets of the Stage Volume One: A Performance Course for Belly Dancers came out a while ago — 2007 to be exact — and around that time Michelle did a giveaway and I wound up with a copy. I remember watching it back then, but for some reason I wasn’t in the right place yet … Continue reading Review of Secrets of the Stage Volume One
First things first. Drills! Drills! Drills! is not a DVD for people who have not learned the basic posture, movements and isolations of bellydance. If this describes you, go directly to a beginner’s video, do not pass GO, do not collect $200. The drills Michelle offers here are, for the most part, not strenuous, but … Continue reading Review: Michelle Joyce’s Drills! Drills! Drills!