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
The festive season is quickly approaching, and gifting that special something for the bellydancer in your life can be a minefield of confusion (and glitter). So to help ease off the stress of buying for your belly babe, or to gift to your fellow dance sisters, I’ve compiled my top gifts for bellydancers! … More 15 Gift ideas for the Belly Dancer in Your Life
A performer’s top makeup products: I have a few essential go-to makeup products I cannot live without that have been tried and tested to work for me in all conditions. … More Behind the glitter: My top stage makeup essentials!
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
After much thought, I’ve decided to share 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
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
After several years break from Illustration, a call-out for a design competition combining drawing and bellydance seemed the perfect excuse to crack out the art supplies and get creative! Check out my entry, fingers crossed for a win! … More A Little Artsy – Adelaide Bellydance Festival Tshirt Comp
Going to all the effort to construct a believable illusion extends to your most expressive feature – your face. Here are my top 5 tips for a flawless stage face. … More 5 Tips for a flawless stage face
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