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Welcome to Bellydance.com's blog page where we share our love for bellydance with you and write about all things belly dance. Our blog will feature articles written by our team as well as articles from experts in the belly dance world. Our blog will include articles on costuming, trends, technique, tips, and much more.

Belly Dancing in Shanghai by Belly dancer Kaeshi Chai

Posted by Kaeshi Chai on 5/5/2015 to Dancer Education
Shanghai, also known as the Paris of Asia, has an exploding belly dance scene that is only 2 years old. In the eye of this shimmy storm, is the Isis Belly dance club spearheaded by Sissy Wu, Estelle Shao and Sophie.

Selecting, Using and Storing Balanced Belly Dance Props By Princess Farhana

Posted by Princess Farhana on 3/25/2015 to Dancer Education
Before you buy a sword, or scimitar (a larger, sharply curved sword), make sure it is correctly balanced. Swords are easy to test: a sword that isn’t balanced at all will fall flat on your hand (or head) making it completely useless. One that is balanced properly will stand straight on its blade. If a sword isn't balanced it may lean and will be more prone to wobble. Sometimes, you can kind of tweak the handle with your hand or a screwdriver (some are loose) and get it into correct balance; with some swords, you can actually take the entire handle off, turn it upside down, and it will balance better, but it may be awkward to hold.

12 Tips for Teaching Bellydance Choreography to Your Students

Posted by Sara Shrapnell on 1/27/2015 to Dancer Education
Respected author and belly dance instructor Sara Shrapnell shares 12 Tips on Teaching Belly Dance Choreography to your students. 1. Finalize your choreography before you start teaching it to your students, but remain open minded and adaptable. If they can’t do a combination or they don’t travel far enough to make the shape you wanted, then you are going to have to make changes.
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