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  1. My present weekly instruction and practice work-out schedule.

    by on 10-24-2011 at 12:16 AM (Runa's Belly Dance Explorations)
    “Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be a time. Let it first blossom then bear fruit, then ripen."
    - Epictetus (C. 55 – C. 135) Greek Stoic Philosopher


    My gym workouts now have evolved to look like this:

    * 1 hour to 1 & 1/2 hours Belly Dance warmup, drills, and choreography practice.
    * 1 & 1/2 to 2 hours weights.
    * 1/2 hour ...
  2. The Frustrated Feminist

    by on 10-22-2011 at 04:35 PM (Kisses from Kairo)
    I’m a frustrated feminist. I’ve always been a feminist of one kind or another, but the frustrated part is rather recent. It has a lot to do with where I live and what I do. Luckily, I haven’t reached the point of no return. I still shave my legs and armpits and wear makeup :0). And I’m still straight (whatever that means). Yet I hate men. Well, most of them anyway. It’s not that I hate the individuals who happen to be men. I just hate their “manliness” ...

    Updated 10-22-2011 at 04:40 PM by Luna of Cairo

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  3. silk dyers and artists have you ever considered changing your keyword to fabric instead of veil?

    by on 10-21-2011 at 02:28 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by jesennia View Post
    silk vendors need not respond..this is for those of us who hand make our silk veils (or you can apply to any type of hand made costuming)

    here's my recent blog post about changing the key word from veil to fabric (if you google search the price of dyed or painted silk fabric it ranges from 20 dollars per yard to 30 or more..and that's for fabric offered thru thai silks or other companies) ...yet we price our silk VEILS which are 'finished products' for much less

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  4. Nov 4 Gala coming soon!

    by on 10-20-2011 at 11:57 AM (Runa's Belly Dance Explorations)
    I have been busy practicing my two choreographies and cobbling together two costumes together.

    I haven't been in the Continuing Beginner Level very long so I am finding the new moves to be a challenge. I almost chickened out a few times so far, but keep finding myself drawn to wanting to be back up there on stage again despite the uncertainty and fear. So I'm forging ahead through the insecurity!
    I've also booked an extra private tutoring session with one of my teachers because ...
  5. Sword Belly Dancing

    by on 10-19-2011 at 12:05 PM
    B]Sword Belly Dancing[/B] or Scimitar the Arabic term for sword can create a dramatic performance. The best swords for belly dancing originate in the Middle East and have a curved blade. Dancing with a sword is a great way to bring attention to your isolations. The sword can be balanced on your head, arms, hip, chin or chest. There is always the element of danger and suspense. Is it sharp? Will the dancer drop it? ...
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