Belly Dance Costume Inventory: Why & How To Do It

This is Week #1 of Your Sparkly Wardrobe, a collaboration with Sparkly Belly.  How many costumes does a bellydancer need? Just one more, right? We'd all like a limitless wardrobe of sparkly things, but whether it is our budget or our closest space that constrains us, most of us will never achieve that beautiful dream. … Continue reading Belly Dance Costume Inventory: Why & How To Do It

Quick Change Tips for Bellydance Costumes

I love getting questions from DBQ subscribers - especially great ones like this! Recently I was in a bellydance show and performed 2 numbers close together and was a lot slower than some of the other dancers changing. I was wondering if you could offer some tips in a Friday DBQ on quick costume changes. … Continue reading Quick Change Tips for Bellydance Costumes

A Review of “The Belly Dance Handbook”

Very few books on belly dance catch my attention enough to actually read them. Even fewer find a way to be relevant to both the beginner and the seasoned performer. After being a fan and follower of Princess Farhana's blog for years, I knew "The Belly Dance Handbook" would make it onto my reading list. … Continue reading A Review of “The Belly Dance Handbook”

No sweat, huh? : Making Belly Dance Stage Makeup Last

If you read online discussions with bellydancers talking about makeup, you will find an awful lot of them commenting on how much they sweat when they perform... most seem to think their problem is unusual. For those that give their show their all, I don't think they sweat any more than any other athlete that … Continue reading No sweat, huh? : Making Belly Dance Stage Makeup Last

Things I Need…

This past week I've realized there's a few things I need to add to my wish list. Aside from the usual... more time, more costumes, more money (to buy more costumes!) and a personal assistant... I have two very specific requests to put out there. #1 A gig bag that is truly and fantastically functional. … Continue reading Things I Need…