Tribal Bra Workshop went so well – it lo

Tribal Bra Workshop went so well – it looks like we will be having another one really soon! Thank you all the lovely ladies that attended it was fantastic to see all your creativity!

Quotes to inspire and encourage Belly dancers!

A mix of wisdom from various sources to help inspire you! Whether you are a belly dancer or just need help with your self esteem – here area  few of my favourite sayings and quotations. Due to the variety of sources (word of mouth, social networking updates, websites, etc) I am not sure if every quote is attributed to the correct author – but the meaning remains true never the less.

I Dare you to Believe in Yourself.

-Cass Smith (facebook post)

“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Angela Monet

A black belt is a white belt that keeps going to class – a jiu jitsu saying


The Philosopher’s soul dwells within his head,
the Poet’s soul dwells  within his heart,
the Dancer’s soul abides within her whole body”
~ Kahlil Gibran

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children, all our lives.” ~Albert Einstein

Tribal style belt

Imagine this: there was a time in history, a long time ago, when the bounce and sway of a woman’s hips was considered so beautiful that they set it to music and made a dance out of it… – fcbd

Good to read before a performance!

13. Don’t compare your life  to others. You have no idea what their journey  is all about.

16.. Take a deep breath. It calms  the mind.

20. When it comes to  going after what you love in life, don’t take no  for an answer.

22. Over prepare, then go with  the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t  wait for old age to wear purple.

25. No one is in charge of your  happiness but you.

29. What other people think  of you is none of your business.

32. Don’t take  yourself so seriously. No one else  does.

33. Believe in miracles.

35.  Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of  it now.

42. The best  is yet to come…

– Regina Brett, 90 years old, Cleveland , Ohio

The people that matter don’t mind and the people that mind don’t matter.

– Travers Ross (facebook post but I’ve heard it elsewhere too).

We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.  ~Japanese Proverb

I hope you are feeling inspired! I have been collecting quotes for years so there are likely to be future posts on this theme. Enjoy and feel free to share with me any great ones you find.

Mother’s Day Ideas

A Unique Mothers Day

Is Mother’s Day a remnant of ancient Goddess festivities, a new take on the Christian ‘Mothering Sunday’ or a based on the American Anna Jarvis’s day to honour your mother??? Whatever your sentiments about its origins it is doubtful that any of the originators envisaged the fluffy slipper and chocolates that have become iconic in the catalogues of today. In fact, Anna Jarvis whom actually trademarked the day in 1912, later campaigned against the rampant commercialisation of the event.

These days it is expected in most households to get your mum a gift and really why not? Mothers tend to do a lot of menial and thankless tasks from changing nappies to scrubbing the bathtub and doing the laundry. According to a 2009 report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, despite an ongoing trend towards equality, on average women still do 66% of all household chores.(1) So a token of appreciation is still a nice touch but the key is to make it something meaningful .

Happy Mother's Day Belly Dancers

Grandmothers, Mothers, Daughters and Belly Dancers! Jade, her mum and her daughter.

So what can you do to personalise Mother’s Day? Here are a few ideas:-

  1. Make your own greeting card
  2. Write a personal letter or poem “She is a glittering moon to guide me, I love her dearly” as written in a poem by my son will always mean more than any hallmark card!
  3. Do something that will make her day easier, like help weed the garden, or cook a meal
  4. Give her a hug!!!
  5. Either make your own gift or get a gift that is thoughtful and unique

Flowers are glorious but only last a few days, and a gift that leaves a lasting impression is always a good bet. How about something that helps improve fitness, improves self-esteem, improves co-ordination, is suitable for all ages and sizes, involves dressing up and looking fabulous and is fun??  Jade Belly Dance is offering a special MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL, a gift voucher for 4 classes plus a FREE hip scarf so you have something sparkling to give her on the day -for only $40 (that’s a saving of more than $18)! Even better, you can try it out with your mother! Hurry as this deal is only available until Mother’s Day. Jade Belly Dance runs adult classes in Bellingen Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm Uniting Church Hall and in Repton on Thursdays 5-6pm and children’s classes in Bellingen on Mondays 4:10-4:55 St Andrews Church ph 66554896 for more info or go to  Whatever gift you give, make it something thoughtful and have a beautiful day with your mum.


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