Posts tagged belly dance
Posts tagged belly dance
I just found this, and am totally loving that something like this exists. ^_^ (It probably exists elsewhere too, but this is the first I’ve seen, so, I are happeh. ^_^)
- Do you want to come out as a dancer?
- Would you like to build confidence in the way you move in your body?
- Do you want to explore your sparkly, sensual self in a fun, safe environment?
- Are you looking for a space where all gender identities are welcome and respected?
Join me for a fun, fierce, hip shaking four weeks of Bellydance classes in June. Just $50 for the month. Learn the beautiful movements of an ancient art in an upbeat and supportive environment. All levels of dance experience welcome!
Because of it’s use of simple rhythms and the whole body, Bellydance is a great way to develop connection to your body. In this series of four classes, we will cover the following basics: dance posture, hand/arm work, locks, pops, and shimmies. Instructor Heaven creates a warm, fun environment for exploring your connection to your body, while improving your moves.
No previous dance experience necessary. All body types welcome.
Tuesdays in June [and now extended toJuly] 6-7pm
Register at http://www.oaklandbellydance.com/. Click ‘workshops.’ Drop-ins also available for $15 cash at the door.
Have y’all ever noticed how some dancers’ hair is just.. FA-LAW-LESS..? Like satiny sheets of shiny gorgeousness that NEVER looks stringy, NEVER looks frazzled, and somehow allllways seems to fall back into place, even after they’ve been whipping their heads around and holding it up off n’ on for ages n’ ages..? Well, maybe it’s just me, but if you have too, I wonder, are there any belly-goddesses out there w/Flawless n’ Fabulous Stage Hair tips..? Do y’all use anything specific? Cut it a certain way? What products to you like, etc..?
That Sharzad video reminded me of this question that I’ve been pondering for a while now, ‘cause her hair was amazing. Zoe Jakes started me off w/wondering about this, ‘cause she would DEFINITELY be my top bellydance hair goddess. My hair is long but fine, and I would LOVE to have just sheeeeets of full, silky hair like hers, that looks healthy and amazing even when it grows down to my knees (which I’m genuinely shooting for, in terms of length). ^_^ How ‘bout you? Is there someone in your constellation of belly-stars who you think has incredible, flaw-free tresses? Do tell! ^_^
O. My. Dear. Heavens…!!! O.O
Not only is this woman a MARVELOUS, FANTASTICALLY impressive dancer, but LOOK WHAT SHE DOES W/HER TUMMY, starting at around 2:30! O.O … *floored* And that -on top- of already being a vibrant, magnetic, energetic and lovely dancer. O.O *shakes head* I can’t. I just can’t! *falls over again*
I freakin’ love this. Not only does it look great for bellydance, but I’m also a HUGE old-school Changeling fan, so ths tutorial overall makes me very, very happy. ^_^ This could work for a show, for a fantasy-themed event (for example, in the game, Eshu are a type of faerie, which might inspire one to wear this at a ren. faire, a faerie festival, or other fantasy-themed gather), or heck, for any ol’ thang! ^_^ Plus, I love that she uses cheapie makeup, too! *beams* (Po’ girl no-budget win! :D)
Hope y’all dig! *happy geeky shimmies*
ESHU - Changeling: The Dreaming Makeup Tutorial (by SafetyPinner)
Hair falls are just another kind of hair extension/accessory, that’ve been used for a while now by Fusion dancers as part of their costumes. They can be found in almost any material, texture or color, and can be a great way for dancers to further express themselves on stage. :) You can make ‘em out of yarn, synthetic hair, cloth, ribbon, tubing and other materials (for example, “cyber locks”). :) Plus they can be made to blend in w/hair, to totally stand out, or even possess different textures, like curly or wavy. :)
For example, here are a few pics w/me wearin’ ‘em, and a few videos of others doin’ the same:
W/more of me here, here, and here. :) I like ‘em ‘cause they allow me to have longer “hair’ than I have, while allowing for HUGE pops of color and texture, while I wait for my true tresses to reach past mah bum. :D (And then I still might wear ‘em, ‘cause they’re FUN! ^_^)
And for the videos; here’s Taschen dancing w/them, Yasaman Vrd’dhi wearing them, and among others, Amy Danielson wears them as well; buuut atm I can’t find any videos w/her in ‘em. *lols n’ shakes head* But you can also check out the Photos section from the company Diva Dreads. (They do a different kind of fall, but many of their images beauuutifully illustrate bellydancers wearing them, like w/the awesome Tempest, here. :))
I hope that helps, and mehopes you dig!
Oooh! It’s a Fusion dancer’s cowrie shell hair doodad tutorial! Squee!
2 more hair falls tonight, making 3 sets in total. :) Not bad for one day’s work, eh? :D (And I cleaned the house today too! Loving this productive streak! :D) Let’s pray the bellydancers, drummers and faerie spirits at this faerie festival I’m going to will like them! ^_^
In order from left to right, top to bottom:
Hope y’all like!
Just got a few waterproof goodies from Ulta (I had no idea they sold affordable, drugstore-budget makeup!), so we’ll see how it all works when it arrives, preferably BEFORE Friday! :D I got a few Rimmel Scandal Eyes waterproof shadow sticks (they come in a surprising array of colors- so I got Turquoise, Royal Blue, and Black), 2 Rimmel Scandal Eyes waterproof liners (another surprising range of colors- from which I ordered silver and and sparkly black :D), and a Maybelline Cover Stick, that’s also waterproof. ^_^ Of course I’d love to get more, (and in more colors), but my budget will only allow so much! ;D And I figger this way, w/my color-stay lipstick, I’ll at least be able to pull the basic undine look off. ^_^
So here’s to looking fab at my booth, dancing all around the grounds, and before, during AND after swimmin’ undah wattah! :D (As well as to them standing up to the sun, the heat, chlorine, pond water, and what will likely be a good ol’ fashioned “glistening” or two! [I.e. SWEAT!]) :D
Oh! And speaking of myooziks, has anyone taken a listen to either of my new, revived li’l podcast..? If so, lemme know whatcha think! ^_^
It’s all about, by and for bellydance & bellydancers, so I hope the community enjoys it. ^_^ (And next up, I’ll be doing a show about the more unusual types of music dancers groove to, from Southern swang to gothy, and classical to maybe even a li’l dubstep. ;D) ♥♥♥
And lastly, (because there are scary video games too ;)), we have a little bit of SILENT HILL for your final Geek Friday video game fix. XD ..And man.. does she do the horrifically-burnt-from-hell nurse-monster well!! O.O She has got those creepy, stalky, jutty movements DOWN, and although I might have liked to see a little bit more bellydance in this routine, I bet the folks in the front row of this audience were freaked right the hell OUT! *lol* (Especially if they’d never seen the game- or heck, even maybe more if they had! :D)
Loving the scare-factor of this. And no joke, there are other parts of the soundtrack that would also go really well w/bellydance! (Well.. especially UBER-spooky, mega-horror-inspired bellydance. ;D) Just think of this come your next Hallowe’en hafla. Silent Hill has some AWESOME belly potential! ^_^ *wrings hands wickedly*
But wait.. oh! Look who it is! Could that be the same @Kamrah that’s here on Tumblr..? Ooooh, I think it may be! Squee! Now, give the girl some lurv, ‘cause she even gave ME the creeps, and I am a HUGE horror nut. ^_^ *applauds*