Belly Dance is freedom

Belly Dance has to be one of the most diverse dance forms. There are so many different styles and formats. Belly Dance often has a profound impact on those that participate. Every so often I will share the photo art and poems of Tahnee. This lovely teenager has been expressing her love for the dance through these 2 mediums and she has been so prolific that I think it a shame that only I get to see them so I have decided to share some of her work.

 

This was created by one of my gorgeous Dorrigo Dancers Tahnee!

She made this one after her first ever performance and she had only been dancing for one term!! Outstanding dedication!

Quotes to inspire belly dancers 2

One of my most popular posts was a short collection of quotes, mostly relating to self- esteem and dance. I have been collecting inspirational quotes for years so I thought I would post a few more to help inspire you. Also a big hello and much love to all the beautiful dancers participating in World Belly dance Day tomorrow.

Take more chances, Dance more dances

‘We know what we are, but know not what we may be’ – Shakespeare

Grace & Beauty are born of Honesty, Truth and Integrity.

Mistakes are just practise for getting it right.

Perfection is found not in the general consensus but in what is ideal for you.

 Allow your light to shine.

– Kirsty O’Callaghan

www.unity-qld.com.aufrom her resource page ebook

Teash in the rain

My friend Teash in the rain. I love the raw honesty and joy in this picture.

“Forget the dancer, the center of the ego. Become the dance. Then the dancer disappears and only the dance remains. Then the dancer is the dance. There is no dancer separate from dance, no dance separate from the dancer.”
Acharya Rajneesh

‘Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future. Faith is having the courage to dance to it today’

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music.  Bodies never lie.  ~Agnes de Mille

Dance first.  Think later.  It’s the natural order.  ~Samuel Beckett

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…  ~Susan Polis Shutz

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.  ~Author Unknown

I have given the references where I know them, if I have made any mistakes let me know and I will amend !

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

It costs how much?

If you ask yourself why PERFORMANCE ARTISTS i.e.: dancers, musicians, DJs, singers, etc, charge so much for what they do. It’s coz we don’t get paid vacation, sick days, flexi days, superannuation, bonuses for outstanding performances or for Christmas & public holidays. We sacrifice our family on special days so that we can bring happiness to others. Illness or personal affairs are not excuses for a bad performance. Next time you ask, remember that Performance Artists are ARTISTS because of their love for music, movement, expression & art but that love doesn’t pay the bills!! (R.E.S.P.E.C.T) ♥

Beautiful belly dancer spinning with silk veils

coming soon – dvd review, and nude by nature make up review!

Jade with double veils picture by Bruce Thomas

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