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How to be a belly dance student

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You don’t really think too much about signing up for a belly dance class but there might be some things to concider. What to Wear:  Easy to move in clothing such as yoga pants and a tank top or T-shirt are great basics.  You can also dress it up with a choli top, crop top or body suit.  There are …

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Nikki’s Top 5 Must Haves

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Nikki Jewel started belly dancing in 2002 and currently works as a professional dancer in and around San Diego with …

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79 Tone Kanun On The Couch

Dictionary: Kanun

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Kanun (sometimes spelled Qanun) is a musical instrument played throughout the Middle East in classical music.  It is from the …

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Monika’s Top 5 Favorite Things

    Monika’s 5 Favorite Things For Dance:   #1 Lauren Hutton Face Disk (created by the super model Lauren …

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Dictionary: Taqsim

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A taqsim is a melodic musical improvisation.  In Middle Eastern classical belly dance music a taqsim is usually done by …

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Lesson #4 – Traveling chest left & hip slide

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Lesson #4 I thought I would give those who are in my level 3 class a little bit of homework …

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Dictionary: Doumbek

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The rhythms heard in Middle Eastern dance music is played on a doumbek, also known as darbuka or tabla, also …

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Dictionary: Sagat

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Sagat (Arabic), Zills (Turkish) or Finger Cymbals is a set of 4 medal discs worn on the middle fingers and …

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Dictionary: Hafla

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Growing up in the Pacific Northwest we always had a hafla to look forward to.  Once moving down to Southern …

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Chicken with Eggplant and Button Mushrooms

As you might know, I am a lover of noodles!  I found this one and wanted to share! Williams-Sonoma Kitchen …

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The 411 on Henna

Henna is a fairly large plant with white flowers.  It grows in North Africa, the Middle East, India and Southeast …

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