Is this a top dance blog??? Please comment below to show your support.- UPDATED

I am very pleased to have been invited to participate in the ‘Top Dance Blog Contest 2013’ run by Nichelle at Dance Advantage. Dance Advantage is a great go-to site for all things dance, I particularly like the monthly blog post round up – I have learnt a lot from the various view points and takes on dance related topics.

Originally I needed comments to become a finalist – I thought I needed the most but it turns out I only needed 10 and then I need to get my supporters to vote again!! Not really how I thought it all worked when I accepted the invitation but ‘Oh Well’. I no longer need your comments below for the competition (but feel free to say something nice if you want to!!!) SOOOOO, a big thank you to everyone as Jade Belly Dance did become a finalist. I need you to vote for me now on this dance advantage page.topdanceblog_2013-258x165

Often Belly Dance is relegated to an amusing side show event by those in main stream dance. I still remember watching ‘So You Think You Can Dance Australia’ auditions with gritted teeth when they dealt with belly dancers. They ALWAYS used belly dancers in their montages to advertise the audition episodes because audiences love us!! Yet rarely did they show any bellydancers on the actual show, the one I did see very briefly was dismissed by a condescending – ‘well that was entertaining’ by Judge Jason Coleman. I actually loved the show and love other styles of dance too, it’s just nice when we all respect each other. That’s what makes it even greater to be a belly dancer and to be participating in this contest for all dance bloggers.

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Was 2012 a hard year for you? Hoping 2013 is your best year yet!

So how do you support the blog that supports you?

For the first round I needed people to comment on this page, thank you everyone that showed their love. That round is now over – thanks to you I am now  a finalist and I need people to vote here before 31st January.  Click the link and scroll down to the heading “Your favourite Dance Blog”, click the circle next to the words Jade belly Dance and then click the VOTE button  at the end of the box. If you did it, it will take you to the results page and you will see I still need a lot more votes to have a chance!!! Hit the back button on your browser, scroll down a bit further to find the “Teacher Talk” Category and vote for Jade Belly Dance again. The second vote is probably more important than the first as I have a slightly better chance in it, but I would like both the votes.As it is back to school time in Australia after the summer holidays it is a really busy time of the year so I need all the support I can muster particularly from my overseas readers!

I have so many great posts ready for 2013, having a lot of people comment would really help motivate me to continue. I do not make any money out of blogging, I do it for love and I would love your support. We only have until Thursday the 31st January to gather as many comments as we can, please ask your fellow dancers and students to comment too.

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Let me know if have trouble voting by emailing me at jadebellydance@hotmail.com and I will be happy to help love Jade

92 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. snowolf9
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 13:51:14

    Love and shimmies 🙂

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  2. Allison Mulroy
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 16:02:33

    Great blog Jade! Thank you for all the interesting and insightful articles about our beautiful and ever inspiring art form. Come back to Bali soon! x x x

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  3. Mel Miller
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 17:28:07

    Fantastic Blog Jade, thankyou.

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  4. Deborah
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 18:57:45

    Great blog Jade. Articles and info really informative and fun!

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  5. marcos19281
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 19:27:54

    I read this blog because it has interesting news from the world of dance and also because I’m a fan of Belly Dance 😉

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  6. Jamie Macinnes
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 20:51:51

    I highly recommend this well written and interesting blog to anyone with an interest in dance. The articles are informative and on varied subject matter. It’s also nice to see some of my photos being used by Jade 🙂

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  7. Cathryn McCormack
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 21:14:31

    Love your blog Jade.

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  8. Houda
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 21:59:59

    Jade, love your blog and your dedication to the dance! Insightful, inspirational and informative! And an honour to be featured in one of your posts.

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  9. Anonymous
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 05:02:49

    🙂 xx Hi Jacqui I love reading your blogs, they are written with love and dedication to support your happy belly dance followers. To me you are the top princess of belly dancers and i will support you a million times over in this top belly dance blogs contest. And to all you other devas out there vote for our princess so she can shimmer with her bling ❤

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  10. Tracey Watts
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 05:41:28

    🙂 Hi, I love reading your blogs. They are written with love and dedication to give inspirational support to all us happy followers. To me you are the Belly Dance Princess and I will support you a million times and more so you can shimmer in your bling when you become the winner of this Top Dance Blog Contest 2013. And to all you other Divas out there 🙂 make your vote count to support our Princess Jade ❤ xx

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  11. Anonymous
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 05:46:24

    Loving your work Jade

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  12. Marguerite Hackett
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:27:54

    A teacher that takes the time to teach and inspire her students. Such a beautiful role model for all her students. Jade shines through with passion and love with all her students and dance.

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  13. Anonymous
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:31:45

    The Belly Dancing Goddess you are.
    When you dance you connect with your body and the universe together and it makes it amazing and mesmerizing to watch you perform this creative dance..

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  14. Vicki
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:40:50

    The Belly Dancing Goddess you are.
    When you dance you connect with your body and the universe together and it makes it amazing and mesmerizing to watch you perform this creative dance..

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  15. Bruce Thomas
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:43:16

    An inspiring teacher/performer who connects with everyone around her, Jade is a very special person. Love this blog!

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  16. Letitia
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:46:26

    I hope my vote counts

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  17. Rainee
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:48:03

    I hope my vote counts Jade xx

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  18. Letitia
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:50:51

    I hope my vote counts Jade xx

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  19. Helen Gilmore
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 13:08:32

    Of course it’s a great blog….it’s yours. It’s a brilliant blog….everything from choreography to music to hints’n’tips to interesting links and articles…what more could we want ❤ xx

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  20. David
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 13:08:33

    You guys look amazing, keep it up!

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  21. Carol.
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 13:13:49

    Good on you Jade, hope this helps…

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  22. Anonymous
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 13:18:28

    Great pictures

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  23. Anonymous
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 14:38:23

    Amazing articles and information Jade, really inspiring, a fantastic blog. Keep up the great work. Caroline Barton

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  24. Caroline Barton
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 14:39:50

    Amazing articles and information Jade, really inspiring, a fantastic blog. Keep up the great work.

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  25. Anonymous
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 15:03:46

    well organised blog….keep it up.

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  26. noddy connors
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 15:08:04

    well organised blog….keep it up.

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  27. Anonymous
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 15:41:15

    Jades belly dancing is awesome she gets my vote! xoxo

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  28. Anonymous
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 15:43:02

    My daughter and I love jades bellydancing xoxo

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  29. rebecca blackwell
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 15:47:23

    My daughter and I love belly dancing with Jades belly dancing! xoxo

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  30. Helen Hampton
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 16:18:04

    Impressive blog Jade. You approach everything relating to dance with knowledge, integrity and respect. Wonderful!!

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  31. Joel
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 19:20:43

    Love your work Jade

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  32. Blue Warlock
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 19:21:13

    Love your work 🙂

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  33. greg
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 20:11:00

    jade is such a hot belly dancer and everytime i see her performance i just fall in love with her.i just wish more girls would get into belly dancing like jade.

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  34. Katiuska
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 22:57:53

    I love how informative your blogs are and your passion towards dance. Thank you for all the time and effort you put towards it.

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  35. heidi holland
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 23:01:11

    Relevent, both on a local and global scale: informative and easy to navigate ~ my first choice for bellydance news ❤

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  36. Lucretia
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 23:25:26

    Love your blog – not only are you a gifted and beautiful dancer but you have also proven yourself to be a charming and intelligent blogger. I particularly like that you share your passion for dance so freely and are so willing to help others. You are an inspiration!!!

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  37. Blaise
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 23:29:50

    Great blog 🙂

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  38. Anonymous
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 23:31:09

    Great information sharing, your dancing is brilliant.

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  39. Bones
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 23:32:23

    Wonderful dancer – great blog!

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  40. Keleni
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 23:34:48

    Very interesting and inspiring blog. Love it!!! 🙂

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  41. Mark
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 07:11:58

    Lots of great articles. Great work Jade.

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  42. Ian Gilmore
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 07:59:52

    Great blog with very interesting articles.

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  43. Sue
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 08:40:15

    I’m not even a dancer and i check out your Blog from time to time, and find it a pleasure to read and easy to find my way around… love the way you express yourself in words and in performances, a beautiful expression of all things Feminine…<3

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  44. Rae
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 08:47:46

    Fantastic blog Jade!! You are o e dedicated and passionate woman

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  45. Jen
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 08:54:15

    a great blog! Well done!

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  46. Anonymous
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 09:10:44

    This is very interesting and I hope Jade can have a good chance in this contest…

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  47. bess
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 09:12:30

    This is an interesting blog and I hope Jade gets a part in here… You are a wonderful dancer…. 🙂

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  48. maeve
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 10:34:21

    jade is a very nice and helpful teacher and i love colouring-in

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  49. Anonymous
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 10:52:46

    Hi there – just a note to say how much I enjoy your blog. It always makes me wish we lived closer!!!!!! I love your outlook on the dance and on the community it creates amongst students. We need more like you : )

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  50. Margaret Cunningham
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 10:55:00

    Hi there – just a note to say how much I enjoy your blog. It always makes me wish we lived closer!!!!!! I love your outlook on the dance and on the community it creates amongst students. We need more like you : )

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  51. Anonymous
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 12:59:22

    Great blog, love your stuff 🙂

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  52. Alison Traynor
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 13:03:19

    love everything you do Jade ~ great blogs!
    X0

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  53. Blessed
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 13:21:21

    Great Blog,

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  54. Anonymous
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 20:37:57

    That’s great, Jade.. Hope you do great always 🙂

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  55. Lee Jones
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 20:38:04

    I really like the blog jade. It’s down to earth and honest. It shows people what bellydance is all about and celebrates everything about this fine art.

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  56. Lee Jones
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 20:38:47

    Hmm Jade with a capital would be good.

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  57. Anonymous
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 20:40:47

    Nice blog ! It’s true about Dance shows and bellydanceing.

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  58. gem
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 20:58:17

    Your Fab and so is your blog. Intelligently written buy with heart. Gotta love ya!

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  59. gem
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 20:59:37

    Hehehehe. Meant to write “But” instead of “buy”… well come to think of it…you do have a nice ‘butt’ too…heheheh.

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  60. Peter
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 21:01:56

    The Best!

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  61. Anonymous
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 21:25:38

    Great to have a bellydance experience to share. I think Middle Eastern dance is still misunderstood by many so it’s awesome that you are taking the time to talk about it in a public sphere.

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  62. Jess
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 21:28:11

    Wonderful blog! Thank you for sharing your passion for our beautiful artform. Looking forward to reading more! *shimmies*

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  63. Tammy
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 00:43:09

    It’s always great to read something by someone who is dedicated and passionate about dance whatever the style. You are an inspiration!

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  64. sudhaneer
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 02:29:11

    Yours is a beautiful blog Jade. Its one of the most useful blog specially for belly dancers everywhere. Looking forward to some good posts on belly dancing and your experience with it.

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  65. Anonymous
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 08:14:04

    Great blog Jade – very well resented

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  66. Jill
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 08:47:07

    Inspirational dancer, fantastic, colourful blog

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  67. Bernie
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 10:37:43

    Well done Jade, my son and daughter love dance and your blog gives us (their parents) an avenue to stay in the loop and your passion inspires us as well.

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  68. Catherine
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 11:39:34

    Excellent blog Jade, I love your dancing.

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  69. Vanessa
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 11:41:12

    I love belly dancing & your blog is really informative.

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  70. Alison
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 11:42:03

    Jade always gets to the heart and soul of Bellydance and is a very generous writer, love to read her blogs.

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  71. Melanie
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 11:47:07

    Excellant stuff!

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  72. Tracey Watts
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 12:04:28

    🙂 a vote for a pretty lady with an interesting blog xx

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  73. joanne ware
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 12:18:29

    Jade does a wonderful job of keepiing her blog up to date. I can count on her for choreography notes, costume ideas, useful links & so much more! Hoping my vote counts.

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  74. Leone
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 12:29:52

    I loved Jade’s belly dance class. She is so reassuring and accepting of those like myself who are very unco-ordinated.She is also gentle and beautiful to watch with her class so it is both exercise and a visual performance.Lots of fun!

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  75. Anonymous
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 13:37:05

    jade is a very nice teacher she teachers all her students how to enjoy them selves while learning great skills.

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  76. Anonymous
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 13:41:41

    jade is a great teacher who always tries her hardest to make each class fun for each student.

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  77. anonymous
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 13:43:57

    jade is an amazing teacher who tries her very best.

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  78. Tahnee Beelitz
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 15:09:33

    Jade, You do such a great job with your blog! You keep it up to date all the time qand it has alot of usefull and interesting stuff on it! I can always count on this blog to help me when i have performances coming up or even when i just need some inspiration! Your classes are so enjoyable and they alwqays make me smile when i turn up for our classes every week, every seems to enjoy them selves greatly asnd it always puts smile on everyone’s face instanly! Your a belly dancing Goddess Jade! 🙂 ❤ xo

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  79. Jane Forrest McIlwraith
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 18:59:14

    Intelligent blogging – passionate and thoughtful information. Well done Jade.

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  80. jeannie
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 20:02:42

    love the way you inspire with your creative , happy flair.

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  81. Judy Phemister
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 20:04:39

    you have the moves !!

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  82. Gai O'Shannessy
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 20:26:16

    Incredible movement Jacqui, well done. With love, agx

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  83. Jaza Packett
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 21:25:49

    You are so talented and clever Jade! Teach me your ways?!

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  84. Mishaal Miyamoto
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 23:14:09

    I Love your blog Jade, thanks and keep writing!!

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  85. Vicki Noonan
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 02:03:05

    Brilliant – I especially love the inspirational quotes, have bookmarked your blog to keep me motivated in my dance! Thank you for sharing with us all 🙂

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  86. Anonymous
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 02:28:41

    Good luck!

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  87. Isidora Tejedora
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 07:39:36

    What a groovy blog, my dear!!! Thanks so much for all your hard work and sharing!!!! Hugs!

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  88. Anonymous
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 08:51:33

    Go Jade!! Your the best Belly Dance teacher I’ve ever had 🙂

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  89. Anonymous
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 10:29:11

    Excellent and informative blog! Thank you for keeping me updated.

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  90. gem
    Feb 03, 2013 @ 15:46:57

    loving this blog…loving it alot.

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