Today’s post is part 1 of a 3-4 part-er and comes via request from one of my Long Island belly dance students: belly dance show etiquette. Recently my group belly dance class participated in their very first show together. For some of them this was their first belly dance performance ever. Prior to the show I sent out a list of reminders and behavior notes. One of them loved it so much she asked me to share it on my blog. I figured I should do it now or I might never get to it! (One of my 2018 goals is to be better about posting). While I was figuring out how to approach this topic, I witnessed some other behaviors that really “grind my gears” (to quote Peter Griffin) and helped shaped the direction. I have touched on this topic lightly before but let's take a closer look.
...the foam roller! I have heard about foam rollers for years; one of those things you hear and say is a good idea and then forget all about it. To be honest, I was always overwhelmed and had different priorities whenever I thought about sifting through the information available on foam rollers. I also was not looking for a workout. I have recently fallen totally in love with these things and cannot share about them enough.
Welcome to part one of my tips and tricks for practicing belly dance blog series. I was trying to squeeze in some personal practice this morning before the dawn (the struggle is real) and I started laughing because I realized I was using my own shadow to guide my practice. Viola! The inspiration for this particular post was born: How to practice belly dance without a mirror...
This image shows how I feel about being done with remodeling my belly dancing website. As is the case with many belly dancers, I have had to become jacks of all trades when running my business; spending $3,000+ on having someone design and build website just isn’t an option, though how I wish it was. To be honest, I think I am too much of a branding control freak to let someone else do it anyway. So after surviving what is the fourth full reincarnation of my website in as many years, I decided to share some survival tips when it comes to creating or redoing your own website.