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Dancing

6

Nov

Bay Area Kids Learn Modern Dance

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If your kids love moving to music and can’t seem to sit still, you might want to bring up the idea of taking modern dance. Bay Area kids have a choice of several dance academies that teach a wide variety of dance styles to children of all ages, and modern dance is perhaps the most […]

4

Nov

Bay Area Family Outdoor Destinations for All Ages

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Don’t stay in on a lovely day, especially since there are so many outdoor activities to enjoy in the Bay Area. Family trips to these stunning destinations are a great way to spend quality time with the kids before school starts. Whether you introduce your little one to flora and fauna in a national park […]

2

Nov

A Look at Some of the Best Bay Area Schools that are Faith Based

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For many parents, a high school should do more than pave the way to a good college; it should also provide a solid religious education. For this reason, they choose to pull their kids out of the public school system and look for faith-based high schools. Bay Area cities have several school options if your […]

31

Oct

Advanced Ballet Dance Lessons in the Bay Area

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For many girls, ballet classes are just a fleeting fancy they eventually outgrow. But if your little ballerina is passionate and serious about ballet, she should move on to advanced dance lessons. The Bay Area has many ballet schools that can teach your daughter the techniques and skills needed to reach the pre-professional level. Consider […]

16

Feb

Typography Graphic Design for Dancers

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As artists of an often misunderstood dance, we dancers understand that everything we present publicly reflects back upon us as individuals, upon bellydance as an art form, and by extension, the Middle Eastern culture. When presenting these facets in the most favorable light to other dancers or the general public, good design becomes paramount because […]

14

Feb

The Sisterhood of South African Belly Dancers

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Read more: Gilded Serpent, Belly Dance News & Events , » The Sisterhood of South African Belly Dancers Copyright 1998-to current date by Gilded Serpent, LLC I’m an Australian. Well, even that is barely true! I was born in Hong Kong, grew up with missionary parents travelling around Asia, and did my schooling in Japan. […]

12

Feb

Successful Art Entrepreneur or Belly Dance Dummy?

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A lovely woman I know from the local Belly dance scene, let’s call her Jane, who was working as an administrator for an entrepreneur’s organization in Boston sent me an email with an intriguing opportunity: “Would you be interested in speaking at an upcoming event about your role as an arts entrepreneur? It is for […]

10

Feb

Retirement Is There Life After Dance?

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Perhaps this was my mistake; I had a plan for my dance career, and I was not shy to tell it to everyone who would listen. My goal was to dance as long or longer than my dance heroine, Martha Graham, who performed until she was 92 (when she proceeded to drink herself into toxic […]

8

Feb

My Belly Dance Dream Studying with Saida in Argentina

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There have been a couple of times in my life when I felt stagnated and bored with my dancing. I felt frustrated with a lack of substance, technical complexity, and artistic vision. I had been a successful dancer and company director for 5 years, I had managed to make a living through performing and teaching […]

6

Feb

I Believe in Gypsies! But Not as a Style of Belly Dance

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Anyone who has surfed the Internet, joined discussion groups, or researched belly dance in any depth, will have seen the horror and fury that can be induced by posting a video of “Gypsy belly dancing”, asking for the best vendors for “Gypsy skirts” or (deep breath) offering to teach a “Gypsy workshop.” I have read […]

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