Your Dance Body


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 […]


Best of technique videos

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, June, 19th, 2018 in Dance Coaching, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments

You may already know that I am passionate about good and safe dance technique, so when I was asked to make some videos breaking down basic moves back in August last year, it didn’t take me long to get started. I have been sharing these video with you for nearly a year now, and looking […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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