I have lost count of how many solo performances I have done over the years, but every now and again some stand out as being extra special for various reasons. When I first started dancing I thought every performance had to perfect. This was probably due to my Ballroom Dance competition days. But experience has […]

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, June, 5th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration 1 Comment


The new General Data Protection Regulation is now in force and you’re probably pretty feed up with the term GDPR by now… So did everyone get their data and processes sorted by the 25 May, 2018? And if so, did they get it right?  I’ve had plenty of messages asking questions about the practicalities, and […]

By Ishtar Dance on Sunday, May, 27th, 2018 in Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration, Learning No Comments


With the implementation of the new data laws it’s finally time to detox your inbox and only receive those emails that you really want. I’ve already contacted all my subscribers to remind them to update their preferences. Many tell me they simply haven’t gotten around to it yet, but please remember that I won’t be […]

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, May, 22nd, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments


I’ve had quite a few requests for style and prop tutorials, and what better way to kicking these off than Saidi. If you’re a seasoned dancer then this is probably not for you. But if you’re new to this style, maybe never quite got it under your skin or if you’re a teacher, then read on […]

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, May, 8th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning No Comments


You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on the 25 May, but you may not realise how this impacts on you. The good thing about GDPR is that it will hopefully mean less annoying marketing emails in your inbox, but it may also mean that […]

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, April, 30th, 2018 in Dance Entrepreneur, Learning No Comments


If you’ve been dancing for a while, I’m sure you’ve already developed gluts of steel and learned how to control you basic taq. Knowing how to develop the technique will really help you add nuances and variety to your dancing. The move, also known as a hip lock up, hip snap, bump etc. is key […]

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, April, 23rd, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments


Although there currently isn’t any scientific evidence to support the fact that belly dancing can have a positive impact on pregnancy and birth, there is plenty to suggest that the two compliment one another perfectly. Having danced through 9 months of carrying my son, teaching several pregnant students and collaborating with my local Children’s Centre […]

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, April, 9th, 2018 in Belly Dance & Pregnancy, Dance Inspiration, Your Dance Body No Comments


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