The first time Nadira Jamal ran her Rock the Routine course, I was there. I was also the mother of a three-month-old baby and had just moved to a new country, but I was there. So it was unlikely from the start that I would see it through, but I did work with the program … Continue reading Nadira Jamal’s Rock the Routine — reflection and a special offer
We all know (well, most of us) that the best way to learn to dance is with a live teacher. And there really is no substitute for someone who can guide you in person. But there are some good reasons to use video instruction, and the free dance resources I mention below are perfect for … Continue reading Roundup: How (and why) to learn bellydance online for free – Updated
This is the one hundredth post on Atisheh Dance! Here’s to a “century” of me futzing around my living room in yoga pants and a hip scarf and then writing about it for the internets! Yesterday I wrote about putting together my own customized dance practice using Datura Online. However, since I’m not a fan … Continue reading Refining the Dance with Maria Sokolova
Today I hooked up my computer to my projector and tried something new: doing an entire practice using streaming online programs. I’m used to live class, I’m used to just popping a video in and working with it, but I didn’t quite know what to expect. I’m working on a comprehensive review of Datura Online … Continue reading Stream(lin)ing my practice with Datura Online
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
Every now and then you just have to go back to the basics. What’s the context? Well, there’s a bunch of context. I recently signed up for the launch of Nadira Jamal’s online program, Rock the Routine. It’s what she calls a “home study” course, and I’m doing it at my own sweet pace — … Continue reading Back to basics with Neon’s Instant Bellydancer