Elegant and Fluid Arm Movements and Dancing to the Music Within

Emotions direct our arms as we dance to the music within us ♥

In this Video I talk about how to create fluid and elegant arm movements to go with our dance.
Move the arms slowly and with energy as if pushing through water. Swim with your arms. Swim to the music within and around us.

When in doubt, either keep your arms in place or move them Slowly.

Belly Dance Intro/Mejanse Combo with Optional Veil

This video teaches you a Sashay and Spin combo that is good for moving across the floor in an Intro/Mejanse or general movement. You can dance with or without veils, there are many ways to customize this movement. I demonstrate a few in this video.

Let me know if you have any questions! And definitely send me performance videos if you incorporate this move into our dance! I love to see what other dancers are creating!

Dancing with Veil : “the Pizza” in vertical and horizontal

Here I show two of my favorite Veil Dance Moves, “The Pizza” which has two versions: horizontal and vertical.

I also show include a dance combo which incorporates both and blends them together with figure 8’s and spins.

The Difference between an Undulation and a Camel

In this video I explain the difference between an Undulation, or upper body movement, and a Camel, a lower body movement.

I also show different ways to incorporate them into your dance, and a few combos using these two movements.

Video of the Week! How the Ancient Art of Belly Dance Captured the American Imagination

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I remember researching about the how Belly Dance has been translated into American culture, mixed with history, Orientalism, Sensationalism, and Hollywood Glamour. Then how American Belly Dance started influencing the dancers in the Middle East. It was a long research paper and I love how this video summarizes major concepts in a short TWO Minutes!

Happy Dancing!