Tips for calibrated spins!

Good posture is the foundation for that elusive smooth, controlled Calibrated Spin. Watch this quickie for some tips. Plus, a shameless plug for my workshops at ATS® Homecoming – hope to see you then!

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Diva Dreads for short hair: the video tutorial!

Lots of folks at ATS® Homecoming have been asking how I put the dreads on my head, so by popular request, here’s a video tutorial version of the photo tutorial I posted last year.  Enjoy!

Apologies that the top of my head got cut off – I’m still learning best practices for using iMovie on my phone! But for reference, here are two photos that Brandie took of me when I stopped by her booth to prep for the fashion show.

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The ladies of Tessera

I am grateful to be able to create art with many of the studio troupes at FatChanceBellyDance®, Inc.  I am honored and so happy to perform with the founding troupe, FatChance; with the original “sister troupe,” Red Lotus Belly Dance; and with the umbrella student troupe, Blue Diamonds.  And they’re all wonderful, and I enjoy dancing with all of them, for different reasons.

But sometimes, it’s magic.

Tessera Tribal Belly Dance is the newest studio troupe to come out of the FCBD® studio, and its three members have this in common: we have all come from elsewhere to further our dance study.  I’m a FatChance Sister Studio, formerly of Maine, where I co-founded (and still co-own) Bright Star World Dance.  Jesse is also a Sister Studio, formerly of the UK, where she taught and performed as Moirai Tribal.  And Sofia came to SF from Seattle, where she danced with several troupes in the area and honed her signature, elegant style. And we love, love dancing with each other.

Photo courtesy Don Labit Design

Photo courtesy Don Labit Design

Witness tonight’s Rakkasah performance:  entirely improv.  This is what trust feels like.  This is what flow feels like.  This is what bliss feels like.

I want it to always feel this good.