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Belly Dance Costume Tip: Clear Bra Straps Under a Costume

 

 

By Saqra

 

 

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Using Clear Straps Under a Belly Dance Costume

This dance tip covers how to fasten clear bra straps into place behind a costume strap without ruining them. An example of when you might want to do this would be when you want to keep the clear straps of your convertible bra hidden underneath a dress or other top.

Do not put a safety pin through clear bra straps. It will damage them.

Instead:

  • Weave a safety pin in tiny stitches through the costume fabric where you need the clear strap to stay.
  • Place the clear strap inside the safety pin.
  • Close the safety pin without piercing the strap.

The strap rides inside the safety pin and stays in alignment.

Your mileage may vary, but your strap will live to tell another tale.

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About the Author

Saqra (Seattle, Washington, USA) is a powerful dance artist and a master instructor. Her fluidity, grace, and technical skill is highlighted by her friendly demeanor and clear joy of the dance. She did not inherit the diva gene.

Saqra won titles in Belly Dance USA (Oregon), Belly Dancer of the Year (California), Belly Dancer of the Universe (California), Wiggles of the West (Nevada), and many other competitions. She was voted "Best Kept Secret of 2005" and "Instructor of the Year 2008" by readers of Zaghareet Magazine.

Saqra's journey in this dance form began in 1977 and has led her to study with many of the best dancers in the world, including in America, Canada, Turkey and Egypt. Saqra continues to travel and study both in the USA and abroad and prides herself on proper research for anything she teaches. Folklore, fakelore, and stage creativity: all three are valuable, and Saqra clearly presents for each what they actually are. Saqra is constantly expanding her expertise in the traditional ethnic forms of the dance, the modern stage variants, and the continuing evolving fusion techniques, all these areas combined keep her material fresh and current.

Saqra is widely known as an event promoter, musician, music and instructional video producer, and a registered hypnotherapist in the state of Washington. That is enough stuff to start explaining what she has been doing in belly dance since 1977. Visit her at www.saqra.net

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Michael Baxter, Santa Clara, California. In the photo, Saqra is holding her Teacher of the Year 2008 Award from Zaghareet Magazine.

Saqra with Award

 

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