Shimmy in Style with my own Belly Gear!

A couple of years ago, I started thinking about creating some cute and clever tank top and t-shirt designs. Other than being a professional belly dancer, I am also a graphic designer, so coming up with different styles and catchphrases was a lot of fun and, earlier...

A Super Fun Belly-ndependence Day

For Independence Day, my friend and colleague Bea Azahar invited me and some of our friends (both dancers and drummers) to participate in the city of Weston’s parade. We decided to showcase a folkloric style of oriental dance – Raqs Assaya – to show...

Double Dose Sunday – That’s a Wrap (for now)!

Sadly, our Double Dose Sunday series has come to an end, but don’t worry… we plan on coming back by the end of the year and in 2017! I hope you have brought home a lot of tips and tricks on how to improvise without fear. Just make sure to incorporate what...

Raqin’ it with Raqia!

Joharah International is a world-renowned costumier, but in Miami she is also the organizer of a very popular weekend of belly dancing workshops and performances. This past April was no exception, and she brought back a living legend: Madame Raqia Hassan of Egypt. I...

Belly Dancing with a Legend

Karhreen and Kira — also known as the Kismet Dancers — have been organizing shows and workshops in Miami for over 25 years, way longer than I’ve lived here. You can say that they are a belly dance institution in this town, and I am sure that the...