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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. Khalima Sikorsky's SEEDs Program
Incorporating dance into enrichment programs is essential in every community. When I learned that Khalima Sikorsky, Richmond, Virginia based belly dancer, posted that she was starting such a program, I just knew I had to write about this.
2. Dealing with Grief
Dealing with grief is difficult on everyone. Individuals handle grief differently. Some become distant, others let their emotions out, while others look for support. Death of a loved one impacts a dancer's ability to stay on track with performances, rehearsals, and other events.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Dancing for Mental Health Awareness
Dancers have different answers as to why they dance. Some do it for fun, to entertain, and others to express the pain of ourselves or others.
9. Belly Dancer Andrus Ramir
Artists face many challenges that make them stronger and wiser. Their stories in turn inspire future artists/dancers to take that first step into becoming the next generation of amazing performers. Andrus Ramir is known in the belly dance community and he is a true inspiration.
10. Treasure's Skirtwork for Fusion Belly Dance
Dancers, this DVD is a must for your toolbox. Fusion, especially when using the skirt as a prop, is popular amongst belly dancers. Treasure's Skirtwork for Belly Dancers is a useful instruction DVD to get you in the right direction.
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