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Here are the top ten articles for the Bellydancing Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Shimmy Mob 2015
Every year on May 9, dancers from all over the world celebrate World Belly Dance. In conjunction with promoting belly dance all over the world, Shimmy Mob raises awareness and funds for abused women and children organizations.
2. World Fusion Festival
World Fusion Festival will run from May 1-3, 2015 at Lake Casitas Ventura, California. It is going to be filled with music, dance, art, food and vendors. What makes this event unique is the fact that it will be outdoors.
3. Managing Goals and Emotions
There are often more distractions in daily life, making certain goals difficult to accomplish. Our emotions and beliefs set things into motion. Learning how to manage your goals starts with learning how to keep emotions in check.
4. Creating Dance Opportunities
Recently, there was concern about the lack of dance opportunities for students and beginners. In a large city, there is no excuse, but little is known, even in a large city, about what venues will host beginner dance events. The solution is of course, to create dance opportunities.
5. Etiquette Talk with Gia al Qamar
Belly dance is an art form and should be respected as such. The rich, beautiful history of this art is what makes it timeless, mesmerizing, and unique. It is important to emphasize etiquette when a belly dancer takes stage or when a student is learning the art for the first time.
6. Elvis Presley's
In Elvis Presley´s movie Roustabout, Elvis sings about Little Egypt. "Wearing a ruby on her tummy and a diamond as big as Texas on her toe", Little Egypt dances with other dancers while Elvis sings. You can watch the videos on Youtube.
7. In Celebration of LGBT Month
This month our country celebrates our amazing LGBT community. Slowly but surely, this great country is more accepting of men and women whose sexual identity or preference is non traditional. The belly dance world embraces such a diverse group of dancers, including LGBT individuals.
8. Creativity - Right Side Brain
We are always interested in learning new dance skills. Understanding our right side of the brain and doing certain exercises, strengthens that area.
9. Alay'nya's Unveiling: The Inner Journey
This is a must read for all women. Most of what is written, relates to oriental dance and the lives of dancers, instructors, and those who dream of becoming a dancer. A woman's journey is of importance and Unveiling: The Inner Journey is a terrific guide.
10. Yoga Meets Dance Training
Yoga Meets Dance is an excellent method of combining dance with yoga. Individuals are always looking for fresher methods of movement and healing for the body. This method is the answer for a balanced mind and body workout.
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