Tag Archives: bellydance

R: Raqs Bedaya

In 2011 I choreographed and produced a full theatre production that featured the Big Band, the Saba Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble and ensemble soloists. If you’ve watched any of the videos I’ve re-posted about the show during the A-Z in … Continue reading

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C is for the Casino Opera Choreography

I’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, each day of April (except Sunday).     C is for the Casino Opera Choreography! The inspiration for this particular choreography was Badia Masabni, the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Bellydance & Big Band

Two of the things I miss the most all wrapped up into one pretty package! I miss the creative expression that choreographing for the troupe allowed me to indulge in. And DAMN I miss playing that big band music! From … Continue reading

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Happy International Dance Day!

In honour of today being the International Day of Dance, I’m going to share some of my previous dance life with you! You can find more here and here. …if you’re on a device, you’ll need to view this in … Continue reading

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Random Thursday & Beni wa Benak

Today is Random Thursday. Since I don’t have any quilting news, I thought I would finally get around to posting this choreography. This is my former dance troupe, Saba Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble, performing Beni wa Benak at the Yukon … Continue reading

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Bellydance after Retirement: the beginnings of a plan!

I have been pondering my upcoming retirement and what I want it to look like. Who do I want to be? What do I want to do?   Ironically, it was my illness that gave me the opportunity to examine … Continue reading

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Bellydance/Heavy Metal Fusion: Andrameda’s sword dance

Last week Andra gave permission to upload her sword dance, and I am so happy to present it to you today! I am a very proud dance mama, and it thrills me to pieces to see how far my former … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the Casbah Finale (finally!)

One by one, I’m finally getting all of the show cuts up here for your viewing pleasure. 🙂 Visiting this show has really made me miss my troupe. This was one butt-kicking dance troupe, let me tell ya! Talk about … Continue reading

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bellydance floorwork & Purvottanasana: upward plank pose

This is a re-posting from August 11, 2011. Bellydancers can benefit from including yoga into their personal fitness routine, and one way this is evident is in floor work. Floor work is an aspect of the dance that seems to … Continue reading

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook – August “Office” Edition

FOR TODAY Outside my window…it is overcast but I can see some blue between the clouds. I am thinking…about how much I would love to be lowering my stress levels at a dance workshop right now, hip-dropping myself into a … Continue reading

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Baba Mama

I first heard this song at a show in Saint John New Brunswick in late 2000. I was sitting in the audience, having finished both of my performances, all settled in and enjoying the show when this fabulously energetic music … Continue reading

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Feels like dancing!

Tomorrow I’m dancing for the first time in over a year & a half…a small lunch-time performance for the seniors over at Macaulay Lodge. Amazing how just putting myself out there psychically  has opened this perfect little door. All I … Continue reading

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