Projects designed to get you practicing
From a place of self-worth and love
For the joy of the dance
You started dancing because it made you feel amazing and joyful, and it was FUN.
Let us help you improve your craft, while taking you back to that place.
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For encouragement, tips on practice, and a community that doesn't deal with drama.
And a free guide on practice. Of course.
You hear the phrase, "I wish I practiced more" a lot from students
But it turns out that while you may think that of yourself, you're probably also not quite sure WHAT you want to be practicing.
Now you do.
This guide will take you through some exercises that can get you some data to use to determine what comes next for you in your practice.
And of course, we approach it from a place of positivity.
You're already enough just the way you are. This is just you, mastering your craft for the love of it. Not beating yourself up because you "have to" get better.
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I interview dancers about different aspects of practice, which is a way bigger subject than you might think.
I'm the face behind the Bellydance Bundle and Struggle to Strength, and your host on Yallah Raqs.
I believe that here is always so much more to learn and I bring together events and other things to focus on learning
I want these projects to serve YOU and YOUR DANCE. Because THAT's what's most important.
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Meet our Projects
They're gonna knock your socks off.
Each October we bring together dancers who are teaching online, from all over the world, and put together a package of their classes. A mix of live, pre-recorded, and sometimes exclusive content that is on sale for one week only, for 80% off.
Last year's Bundle had 46 contributors from 12 different countries and was over 2,000 in value for only 252 USD.
Have someone you'd like to see in the 2021 bundle? Fill out the form at the bottom of this page and let me know! I love recommendations.
Read on to see more about the 2020 Bundle. While it's no longer for sale, it'll give you a good idea of what's to come!
Some of the best dancers teaching online, all in one low-priced package
Get a sneak peak of the contributors, some classes, and beautiful dancing
Designing your personal practice can exhaust,
overwhelm, and straight-up stress you out.
That feeling you get when you wonder if you should practice today, and WHAT you should practice...does it ever keep you from practicing?
Kick it to the curb with The Bellydance Bundle!
Learn from 46 different teachers, spanning 14 countries across the globe, with this year’s package.
And just like we cover the world, we’ve also got your practice covered.
We’ve designed the Bundle to be a complete practice. Each year we bring together dance classes, lectures, and workshops to make sure that you are not do you show up to dance, but when you do, you know what’s coming next.
No more skimming Facebook hoping the algorithm works and shows you the next class you should take.
No more worrying about whether a certain dancer teaches in a style you like, or if the classes are recorded, or if you even want to study this subject.
With the bundle you pay one low price and you get:
The 2020 Bundle is no longer available.
Each year the bundle is completely different, while you may see some of the same faces. Have a particular class or dancer YOU think should be featured in 2021?
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page!
A (non) competition.
Consider it an evolution
There are no judges. Just Guides.
We're changing the language here. There is no winning, and judgement has some connotations to it. You're not being judged against some standard. Our Guides are here to help you achieve what you want to achieve. The feedback you get from them will help you move forward.
Because it's not about winning. It's about focusing on your dance.
Your feedback isn't tied to, what foyou could have done better to win or be better than someone else. It's about what YOU can do and work on to improve your dance, based on what YOU want to achieve. You'll fill out a form to let the Guides know what you're looking for so they can tailor their feedback to you.
No categories. You submit your dance in your style, and we'll get Guides who are qualified to give feedback.
This means you're getting feedback on YOUR dance, not something you've created with the intention to win something. You're just being you and getting help from dancers you look up to.
Each Guide will spend 20 minutes MINIMUM with your submission
There's no frantic scribbling or talking while watching your video here. Each Guide will spend 20 minutes minimum on just your submission, providing detailed feedback to help push your dance to the next level.
You pick one, we'll pick two
When you submit your video, you'll pick one Guide that you'd like to look over your dance and give feedback. Based on your submission form answers, we'll pick the other two. This mean you can't, even subconsciously, create something you KNOW someone is going to prefer.
You'll fill out a submission sheet to let us know what you're the most curious about getting feedback onas part of your entry. So if you mention that you really want someone to look at your veilwork, we'll pick someone who has more experience in that arena for one of your other two Guides.
Your feedback comes with resources
Not only will you be getting your feedback from the Guides, you'll also be getting something extra: suggestions on where to go to get training in those areas. Submit an improv piece and need to work on it a bit? You'll get a recommendation on someone to work with, a class to try, or if you bought the Bundle, which class to check out.
You'll not only get guidance for what to work on, but also resources to help you do so. These recommendations will come not only from our Guides but from me as well.
You'll be able to resubmit
The best thing about getting feedback and working on it? Resubmitting your piece 6 weeks later. You'll have time to work on your feedback, really focus on your practice, and then come back for round 2.
What good is feedback if you don't put it into practice?
How it works
This isn't some one and done kinda thing
See our previous schedule below to see the scope!
Join the mailing list to make sure you know the next time we launch!
Late Dec/Early Jan
Choose your Focus
We'll have anonymous peer-review events to get you started
Practice your tush off
Use our resources, or your own and practice. Build your submission
Submit your video
Your video goes out to the Guides. Three of them will spend 20 minutes each writing detailed feedback just for you
Take a Break! You deserve it!
You'll get feedback, along with resources on how to practice & where to look to improve those things.
Practice your tush OFF (AGAIN)
Use our resources, or your own and work on your feedback.
Submit your video (again)
Resubmit your video for updated feedback. See and hear about your improvement in real time!
OUR PREVIOUS PARTNERS
Our projects work to bring together dancers from all over the world in service of a common goal. Here are just some of the amazing dancers we've had the joy of working with over the past 4 years.
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SUPORTING THE COMMUNITY
With every project that we run, we make a point to support the community.
We provide scholarships to our events and often have amounts of each sale that go, cash in hand, back into our community.
In the past we've supported dancers all over the world to:
- Repair studio floors after a flood
- Start over after fires destroyed their possessions
- Purchase hearing aids
- Attend classes they could have otherwise not afforded
- Gotten them feedback and mentorship
- Put cash in the hands of studio owners struggling with closures during the Pandemic.
- And more
To date we have put almost 10k back into our dance community over the past 4 years, and we can't wait to see that number grow because it means dancers have it just a bit easier than they were the day before.
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