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How to stay motivated

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, January, 15th, 2018 in Uncategorised No Comments

One of the key elements of achieving your goals and also enjoying doing so, is to stay motivated. This may seem easy when it’s something that you really enjoy doing, such as attending workshops or weekly classes. But it’s a lot harder to find that motivation for things that you maybe don’t enjoy that much, […]


How to advance your 3 step turns

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, December, 12th, 2017 in Uncategorised No Comments

A turn over three steps is part of any dancers basic technique, and I’ve also published a short video on this, which you can view here. But they can also easily be advanced by adding accents and unexpected directional changes, which will help you to add surprise and new dynamics to your choreography and performances. I’ve […]


Three essential tips to improve your choreographies

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, October, 9th, 2017 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Uncategorised, Your Dance Body No Comments

Do you use choreographies or do you prefer to get up on stage and improvise? It’s often down to personal preference, but generally the more experienced and versatile a dancer you are, the more likely you are to enjoy and rely on your improvisations skills. Personally I only rarely choreograph a performance piece, but instead […]


Why working with live musicians will make you a better dancer

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, October, 2nd, 2017 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Uncategorised, Your Dance Body No Comments

It not very often that bellydancers have the opportunity to work with professional live musicians and drummers, but once you do, something magical is likely to happen, not only to your dancing, but also your confidence! Most dancers shy away from live-drumming workshops and events, because it feels so alien to get up and dance […]


Why being a mum might make you a better dancer

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, September, 11th, 2017 in Belly Dance & Pregnancy, Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Uncategorised, Your Dance Body 2 Comments

Being a working mum is hard at the best of times, but being a dancer and a mum can seem almost impossible to many. Not only have you got unsociable working hours, but being pregnant and out of action for several months can also mean you lose your regular performance or teaching job. However, as […]


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