For the past few months, I’ve taken a step back to evaluate the building blocks of my life and work in a holistic way - including projects like the BDQ that take a considerable amount of time and creative energy.
Hello to all my BDQ subscribers and blog readers! I hope you are all having a lovely holiday season! This time of year is so full with both celebrations and work, with trying to be "in the moment" for this short and special season and at the same time looking forward into next year to … Continue reading What’s New in 2016 for “Mahin’s Bellydance Quickies” & Other Sparkly Plans
Let's begin at the end this time. Have you ever set to working on a bellydance choreography and found that you competely lost track of time? Ideas are coming, you're jumping forward and backward in the music as you find the movement that is the perfect fit of musicality and style. Ahhh... flow is a … Continue reading Skill, Challenge & Creative Flow in Belly Dance
At a bellydance event, I recently overheard one dancer remark to another that she thought that the performer they were watching had "bad musicality". Putting aside questionable politeness, was does that mean anyway? We have discussed musicality in the Daily Bellydance Quickies many times and in many ways. Loosely defined, it is the ability to illustrate the music … Continue reading Thoughts on “Bad Musicality” in Belly Dance
I have many times said that I spend an awful lot of time at my computer considering my business is bellydancing! As things get increasingly digitized and globalized, the computer and internet have become more and more embedded in my day-to-day business. I can't remember the last time I used a music CD for a … Continue reading 2 Tech Tricks for Your Belly Dance Business
I am so excited to be moving to the next phase of the DBQ Bellydance Challenge! Thank you to everyone who submitted their ideas - there's a lot of wonderfully creative people out there! We now have 5 semi-finalists with very diverse projects. It's time to cast your votes to select the 3 projects we … Continue reading 2015 DBQ Bellydance Challenge: Vote for the Finalists!
So it's almost February. The shiny enthusiasm you had for lofty New Year's resolutions has probably settled down. Hopefully it's settled into some lingering creative ideas for what you'd like to do with your dance this year. Maybe you need a little nudge to get it rolling. This year, I've decided to launch the DBQ Bellydance … Continue reading The 2015 DBQ Bellydance Challenge