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Musings About Belly Dance:
Essays, Opinion Pieces, & More


By Shira


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By Althea Aschmann

By Amanda Niehaus

By Arabella

By Brea Morgiane

By DaVid of Scandinavia

By Despina:

  • Respect! What we can all do as dancers to heighten the public's respect for our art form.

By Diana DeMille & Friends:

By Jodi Blubaugh

By Joy

By Juana Garcia

By Kristin Raeesi

By Lennie Clark

By Razi

By Saqra

By Setsuna

By Thea

  • Hair And Home. A belly dancer's humorous tale of her adventures with hair styles and home-selling.
  • To Teach Or Not To Teach. One dancer's thought process as she attempts to answer this question for herself.

By Valizan





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