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.

MY NAME IS...
Tiffany

Hi!


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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I curate a community that:

  • Focuses on finding joy in your dance. Like, after that first week of classes levels of joy
  • Believes in self-worth. You are absolutely enough, just the way you are
  • Cares just as much about your mental state as well as your technique
  • Celebrates how hard you work ALL THE TIME in this dance, even when it feels like you're not doing much.
  • Encourages everyone to build their own unique practice habit. Because your dance is unique. You are unique. And you practice needs to be too.
  • Believes in experimenting with our dance, with our practice, with our habits. It's not about failure. There is no such thing. We simply learn more and more and tweak until we get the desired results.
  • Varys the type of learning we pursue so that even if you don't feel like getting on the dance floor? There's another way you can get into your practice.
  • And most importantly? Adheres to the idea that any practice you do comes from a positive place. Because you decide to. Because you WANT to learn and to improve your technique, your knowledge, and your understanding. Not because you think you SHOULD and you're beating yourself up to get there. Remember, you're enough, just the way you are.

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 comfort of always knowing the next thing to practice. With a slew of online classes, lectures and workshops at your fingertips, there’s no more hitting the dance floor, then being paralyzed with indecision
  • The confidence of knowing you’re getting a well rounded education. You don’t have to worry that you’re missing key aspects of your learning
  • Freedom from Facebook scrolling hell, hoping you don’t miss the one time that teacher has a sale on their classes
  • The ability to experiment without breaking the bank. Find the class types and the teachers that speak your learning language so that you can feel confident when you’re approaching online classes
  • The assurance that if we lock down again, or if you’re still in lockdown, you don’t have to give up learning from others, just because you can’t go out, or afford to take all the online workshops
  • The comfort of always knowing the next thing to practice. With a slew of online classes, lectures and workshops at your fingertips, there’s no more hitting the dance floor, then being paralyzed with indecision
  • The confidence of knowing you’re getting a well rounded education. You don’t have to worry that you’re missing key aspects of your learning
  • Freedom from Facebook scrolling hell, hoping you don’t miss the one time that teacher has a sale on their classes
  • The ability to experiment without breaking the bank. Find the class types and the teachers that speak your learning language so that you can feel confident when you’re approaching online classes
  • The assurance that if we lock down again, or if you’re still in lockdown, you don’t have to give up learning from others, just because you can’t go out, or afford to take all the online workshops

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!

Step 1

Late Dec/Early Jan

Choose your Focus

We'll have anonymous peer-review events to get you started

Step 2

Jan/Feb

Practice your tush off

Use our resources, or your own and practice. Build your submission

Step 3

March 5th

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!

Step 4

March 15th-20th

Get Guidance

You'll get feedback, along with resources on how to practice & where to look to improve those things.

Step 5

Mar/Apr/May

Practice your tush OFF (AGAIN)

Use our resources, or your own and work on your feedback.

Step 6

May 5th

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.

Aziza

Ebony Qualls

Victoria Teel

Melissa Gamal

Alia Thabit

Sahira

Amanda Rose

Chudney Raks

Siobhan Camille

Aaliyah Jenny

Serena Spears

Michelle Sorenson

GREYSON VON TRAPP

APRIL ROSE

AUBRE HILL

Constance

Heather Louise

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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