This past 2 months I have been working with a duet and I am amazed at what the girls are accomplishing. I guess because the girls are so precise in their movements I began to think about something that has caught my attention. I realized beginner dancers want to know everything and taking small steps instead of giant leaps is very hard for them to do
Remember that there are no short cuts to any dreams worth having. If you want to make a living with belly dance or any other kind of dance, training paves the way to success. How you dance your way towards your goals, says so much about what kind of performer you are. Leave the bargains for the grocery store.
Back to the Future -
This year, May of 2016, marks 30 years of living, breathing and dreaming belly dance. Sometimes I can’t believe belly dance has been a part of my life for more than half of my life because in some ways it flew by within a blink of an eye and in other ways, it’s been a marriage slowed down by a quirky harmonious contention.
“Belly dance is my celebrated and misunderstood oxymoron.”
Belly Dance magazines encourage article contributions from Belly Dancers and it's a great way to promote yourself. I have written for the Belly Dance Chronicles for quite a number of years and now have moved over to Jareeda. If you have a burning, creative, literary spark then listen to this podcast to help you get started.
I was moved to write the Divine Unrest after exhausting myself mentally, emotionally and physically following the production of a Belly Dance benefit show. As published The Divine Unrest is much different from the way it started with a focus on helping Belly Dancers get the enjoyment they had originally sought from the dance. The Divine Unrest is about helping any artist who has made their art their life.