At the time it was happening, it wasn’t funny, but now I look back on the day I almost got deported and laugh. I mean, who would have thought that belly dancing on a Nile Cruise could land you in jail and get you kicked out of Egypt? Do Egyptian authorities really have nothing better to do than arrest foreign belly dancers?
It happened like this. After auditioning on the Nile Memphis last August, the management had me performing every night. Sometimes I performed 2 shows,
Updated 09-17-2011 at 09:35 AM by Luna of Cairo
"I have seen many women change and become more beautiful after they start belly dancing. Their self-confidence improves, their posture changes, they carry themselves better and radiate a different glow. The exercise of belly dance stretches us, makes us sweat and smile at the same time, and so improves muscle and skin tone." (Tamalyn Dallal, Belly Dancing For Fitness, p 15).
Updated 07-02-2011 at 11:09 AM by RunaElaraSulwen
"Since Belly Dancing embraces all body types, it relieves some of the pressure that is heaped on western women from the first time they open a fashion magazine. In a belly dance class, the glamorous fashion model can dance beside a voluptuous middle-aged woman and if the model is stiff or awkward, and Ms V. knows how to move with grace and fluidity, guess where the onlooker's eye gravitates to? (Tamalyn Dallal, Belly Dancing For Fitness, p 15)
Updated 07-02-2011 at 11:06 AM by RunaElaraSulwen
For the first time here on Bhuz I have decided to share some pictures of myself. I am probably more than a little shy about exposing pictures of myself on the internet, but I decided that since so many of the other members do it here, I would give it a try and see how it worked out.
Right now my profile pic is not "me". I will see how I feel about whether I want my profile pic to be one of the real me or not over time. But for now, I have set up an album in my profile page
I have already bought my ticket for our upcoming Summer Hafla on Friday July 8th. I wanted to be very sure that I had a place to sit in the room!
This Summer's Hafla should be a particularly interesting one. The advanced dancers performing will have just come out of 5 of the Summer Intensive Belly Dance Workshop taught by expert dancers such as Nada El Masriya and Roula Said, and musicians such as Dr George Sawa, Kathleen Kajioka, Simon Rahmoun, and Joe Srouji.
Updated 06-30-2011 at 08:23 AM by RunaElaraSulwen