Your Dance Body


Belly dance and pregnancy

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, April, 9th, 2018 in Belly Dance & Pregnancy, Dance Inspiration, 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 […]


The secret to beautiful hands

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, March, 26th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Your Dance Body No Comments

Having effortless flowing and elegant looking hands and arms is something every dancers strives to have, but most will have to put the work in to achieve it. What looks simple and easy is often something that has been perfected over the years. And even those dancers, who seem to get it straight away, will […]


How to advance your hagalla

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, February, 26th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments

The Egyptian Walk, or Hagalla, is a wonderfully versatile move, so even though it’s notoriously difficult to master, it’s so worth getting the basics right, so you can play around and advance the move later on. See how to nail the basic technique for a Hagalla here. Today I want to share some tips and […]


How to control your taqs

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, February, 5th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments

The taq is a basic bellydance move with many names; hip lock up, snap, hip snap, bump etc. The technique for this can really help you add variety, complexity and nuances to your dancing, but done wrongly it can cause a lot of strain on your knees and also lead to injuries. Even experienced dancers […]


3 tips for planning and achieving your dance goals

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, January, 29th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body 2 Comments

Have you ever made plans for the year ahead, only to discover that a few months (or even weeks!) down the line you’ve started moving in a totally different direction than intended? “Begin like you mean to go on” is a mantra most entrepreneurs and business people know, but how do you actually manage to […]


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