Dance Inspiration


Costume collection tips

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, July, 16th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration No Comments

Every dancer loves a beautiful costume… Consider it an occupational hazard to love all things sparkly and always find yourself marvel at pretty new designs at events you may attend. So how do you navigate a world and profession where you’re surrounded by so much beauty and temptation to buy all the time? Well, I’m […]


How to use visualisation to improve your dancing

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, July, 9th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments

You may already, consciously or sub-consciously, be using visualisation in your dancing, as it’s an essential tool to help improve technique as well as performances. I know some people discard it as ‘woo woo’ but even top athletes use it to improve their performances, and so can you.  I love visualising, not only for dance […]


What to pack for your dance travels

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, July, 2nd, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration No Comments

Whether you’re travelling to attend a workshop or planning on attending a dance festival or holiday, it’s essential to pack light, but also not miss a thing! I’ve witnessed several occasions where dancers turn up missing key items and it can really spoil the experience and cause unnecessary stress. The worst situation must undoubtedly be […]


Five favourite solo performances

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

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 […]


GDPR Update: Did we get it right?

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

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 […]


Why you should become an ‘Ishtar Dance Insider’

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, May, 22nd, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body 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 […]


Saidi basics

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, May, 8th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning 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 […]


How to advance your taqs

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, April, 23rd, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body 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 […]


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