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BellyDancer's Diary - from the beginning

A blog to chronicle and share my initial experiences with belly dancing, as well as my weight loss success.

Updated: 2018-03-01T16:01:44.597-05:00


Yoga for Beginners


I decided to try beginner yoga before I got back into bellydancing. It's been well over a year since I've done any kind of exercising at all (shame on me). When I purchased Belly Dance For Beginners, I also bought Yoga For Beginners. I got it new for only $5 bucks. I couldn't go wrong.Both arrived a few days ago. However, I just used the yoga one today. A true testament to my lack of shape:

Back to Bellydance


Yes, it's been a LONG WHILE since I've danced or posted. I'll rationalize and cite a number of reasons: getting marriedhouse hunting (27 homes!!!)moving indecoratinggardeningand,,,, I STILL have not been able to find the box with my bellydance DVDs and accessories.However, now that I'm finally feeling 'settled in,' and the weather is getting colder, I'm missing bellydance. It was a great way to

Post Wedding Update


Oh my goodness! I can't believe how busy I've been since our honeymoon return. I was pretty busy before the nuptials - getting everything together for the ceremony - but now I jokingly wish I only had tasks like that on my 'to-do' list. Now, instead of preparing for one day, I'm preparing for the rest of my life with my husband. I'm not complaining, though; in fact, I'm quite happy taking on

I Got Married!


I had the wedding of my dreams!

Bellydance DVD (under $10) Review: BellydanceShow Basics by


I LOVE this DVD! It's a MUST BUY for EVERY BEGINNER! watch my review here:

New accessories, bellychain and tummy flutter


Thhis is my other new hipskirt from Seedcovers.comThis will be my last dance practice video for a little while. I've purchased a new dvd since I have been unable to sign up for lessons this semester. For now, I will continue to work on more fluidity to my moves. After I have some of the new moves down in the dvd, I will start posting more vids.

New Bellyjewel Bellydance Video


still needs more arm work, but feel more comfortable than before.



This is the first video with a new belly jewel, new bellychains, and my new orange bellydance hipskirt from The bellydance hipscarf was only $8.50 and I love the way it feels. Thanks so much!After another lull in practice, I see I need more arm work practice. Was not planning on the battery to quit, so there will be an extended verison soon.

My two new Bellydance Hip Scarves from Seedcovers


I'm so grateful to Seedcovers for these lovely hip scarves. These scarves are beautiful, well-made and UNDER $10! Shipping is quick and very reasonable. Check out her stuff today! I can't wait to start practicing with these. Practice vids will be coming soon!



I am VERY honored to receive this award, especially since the recipient is so special to me.Intrepid Ideas / Courageous Ideas passed this award onto me last month. However, with a semi-new job with a new business plan, a minor new obsession conversing with new-found You Tube girlfriends, and a minor glitch in my google/blogger account, I am FINALLY able to give credit where credit is due. Thank

Urban Decay Primer Potion - a miracle on the dance floor


I almost believed it until I tried it, now I'm a total believer. Almost all of my 'makeup girlfriends' on my You Tube Channel and swear by this stuff. If any of my bellydancing friends are looking for a way to prevent your eye makeup from fading needs to try the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.Here's PART ONEand PART TWO

The Sweetness of Sweden


I will be doing a post or video soon regarding a recent award I've received from http://courageousideas.blogspot.comI've been quite busy lately.

My First Contest - Free CD and $5 gift card


PART ONE PART TWOIf you are a You Tube friend of mine, especially in the makeup genre, then you are familiar with contests. Contests are a fun way to connect with like-minded bloggers and vloggers.Any female 18 years of age or older may enter my contest. The rest of the rules are mentioned, and the prizes are mentioned in one of the two videos.Details are in the next few vids. If you decide to

Joby's Gorillapod - My favorite tri-pod


I posted this video for my You Tube friends - especially the ones whom have shown their make-shift camera set-ups for their vids; and, did not see it necessary to invest money in a professional tri-pod. Like most fledgling vloggers, I had my camera propped up on a pile of books, until I was "liberated" with the Gorillapod by Joby

A 17 year old "Real" bellydancer tells me to get a new hobby


I receive at least 2 of these per week:a comment posted by a child younger than 18 telling me I can't dance. Usually from Europe. Mostly from Croatia for some reason. However, this one is from Greece.If the teenager has videos of her own, they show a little girl imitating Shakira videos (who only incorporates about 50% of "REAL" bellydance moves, the rest is "hiphop" or her own interpretation)

I'm Late and I Lied


I was supposed to post this a few days ago. Been quite busy lately.

Just a Vlog - Bellydance, Makeup and Wedding


I recorded this yesterday but ran out of time to post it. I'm posting it today.

Practice video after another break


New arm and body movements. Lots of fun to do - need more practice to polish it up - but happy trying them out just the same.

My New Blog/Vlog


This is a SPECIAL video thanking my viewers and announcing my new blog/vlog -

Visit My New Blog! Vote in my Poll!


I've created a new vlog and blog to chronicle my adventures in planning my wedding and my future. This is the blog where I actually may write about more personal matters. I've tried to keep this one primarily focused on the progress of this new hobby of mine.Please stop by and say hi! Also - please participate in my new poll on the site if you wish - just for fun.http://

I Got Engaged!


Time again to work on dancing and having the ability to blog about it for a couple of weeks or so. In addition to this blog, however, I am also planning to do work on my second blog I've created.I am most happy to say that I am engaged!My life has been quite a whirlwind lately, and I haven't even had time to make that many plans. I'm stressing a bit. Plus, I'm excited, too, so I will be blog/

This is What Happens when you Don't Practice


I did this video two weeks ago after practicing on a regular basis:This is a practice video I did today - the first time in two weeks: In my opinion, it looks like those two should be switched - lol. But it goes to show me and my readers how quickly you can get 'rusty' after a few weeks without practice. In this recent one I was way too stiff. Unfortunately, I may even have to get rustier

My video for challenging areas - more arm work


Honestly - the more I do it the more I realize how much more practice I need.Again, another SPECIAL THANK YOU to Wontletlifedefineme. she has been my best andmost helpful critic and coach! I have gained much insight because of her. Check out her blog and wish her well on her travels!

Request for Bellydance Music Downloads


I've had a few requests for the music I have been playing in my new practice vids. I posted it a while ago, but will post it again so it is on top of my blog list.Serpent's Garden: Hypnotic Sounds From MosavoYou can listen to free samples below.

Arm work - concentration on left


I'm happy to say that this video and the video below in my last post has been inspired by wontletlifedefineme.She has recently given me some great direction for my arms - or I should say shoulders ;)She is so right about how much better my arms and entire body move when I concentrate on the shoulders and a lower force of energy - my lower body. I really wish I recorded this at the beginning of my