Readers of this blog may have noticed that it has spanned a few geographic locations. My very first posts were written when I lived in Connecticut, I then lived in NYC but didn’t write very much, moved to Dallas where I got pregnant and started writing about prenatal workouts during my leave, and I now … Continue reading Review of Claudina’s Calligraveil: Single and Double Veil Dance Instructional
I’ve had Hannan Sultan’s Elegant Turns and Arabesques for a couple of years. Up until now, I’ve mostly just peeked into it, sometimes to see how she describes the technique for a spin I’m having trouble with, sometimes even to try and work with it. However, I’ve been hampered by not really having enough space … Continue reading Review of Hannan Sultan’s Elegant Turns and Arabesques
My dear readers, I’ve been a busy dancer. I had an incredibly intense week about a month ago — lots of work, lots of kid, lots of dancing in the evenings, either in class or with a video or doing improv, and then on top of that, a super Saturday of workshops with Cihangir Gümüstürkmen. … Continue reading Veil and Drum Solo Workshops with Aisa Lafour, and other dance notes
Years ago, when I lived briefly in New York City, I managed to catch a few bellydance workshops and classes here and there. I took classes at Serena Studios (I think I still have my card with a few unstamped spots on it), and took a veil-oriented class with Elena Lentini in which I managed … Continue reading Review of Kaeshi Chai’s Expressive Bellydance Veil
As if sensing my new need for veils, the Belly Dance Shoppe just advertised a 15% discount on their new silk veils. The code is NewVeils (I tried it without a space, and it didn’t work), and the sale goes on until January 23, 2012. Now I am sorely tempted… soooorely tempted. Continue reading How to get those veils cheaper
So, I have quite a few veil DVDs, some of which I also need to review, and I thought the next few months would be a great time to do so. My torso and belly might not be as flexible, but I can still use my arms, right? The thing is, I’ve done very little … Continue reading Finally got a veil!