What’s in a name? Using a Stage Name in Performance

What’s in a name?

A name is a label – It most likely links you to your heritage, your birth country, your ancestral home, or that of your spouse.

When you are a performer, it’s also a brand. … More What’s in a name? Using a Stage Name in Performance

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Going Pro: My Top Tips for Negotiating with Clients

When you’re negotiating a gig for yourself, it’s often a challenge to ensure you are in the driver’s seat in terms of payment and expectations. I have crafted my own guidelines on how to engage or respond to certain types of clients, ensuring a favourable, respectful outcome for both parties as is the right of the client and the entertainer. … More Going Pro: My Top Tips for Negotiating with Clients

Bellydance and Body Image: A personal journey

After much thought, I’ve decided to shareΒ the experiences I’ve had during my ten year bellydance journey in terms of my body image – how my personal identity has been forged as a result of starting bellydance in early adulthood, and how expectations as a performer (or my own imaginary expectations) have impacted the way I … More Bellydance and Body Image: A personal journey

4 Steps for Successful Performance – Taking Your Stage Presence to the Next Level

Have you ever wondered why there are some performers out there that have that special something which draws you to watching their every move? Though it might not always come naturally, with some practice you too can learn to have charismatic stage presence for powerful stage performance. 1. Transformation works both on the inside and … More 4 Steps for Successful Performance – Taking Your Stage Presence to the Next Level

Yoga for Bellydancers: The Top 10 Poses You Need in Your Practice

In my previous post I wrote about how yoga changed my life, helping me to rehabilitate a chronic back injury and also improving my bellydance technique. This certainly didn’t happen overnight, or all at once. Over the course of a number of years I gradually incorporated yoga into my practice and by trial and error I encountered many beneficial poses that not only helped my flexibility but also improved my strength and general wellbeing. … More Yoga for Bellydancers: The Top 10 Poses You Need in Your Practice