It’s nothing new that dancing is good for you on many different levels, and if you’re already a dancer, I’m sure you know that it works your muscles as well as your brain, not to mention raising your endorphin levels and helping release that feel good hormone that we all enjoy after dancing. But the […]

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, November, 4th, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Your Dance Body No Comments


The one question I probably get asked the most is ‘how to get my arms to look graceful/elegant/effortlessness etc. and I’m afraid there is no magic trick to achieve it instantly. But the good news is that there are some proven techniques which teamed with lots of practise will make it happen. Beautiful arms are […]

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, October, 7th, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments


Want to improve your shimmies? Hoping to shimmy yourself back into shape after the summer break? Struggling to find the flow and consistency in your shimmies? Or perhaps you’re looking for ways to actually get the practise into your daily life in order to perfect your technique? Welcome to the September Shimmy Challenge 2019! Registration […]

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, September, 2nd, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments


Dancing, and in particular belly dancing, is a gentle and low impact way of exercising, but many don’t realise just how much strength you actually need for it. Yes you can perform many of the moves with low intensity and relying on the benefit of moving, and therefore not having to hold a position for […]

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, August, 13th, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Your Dance Body No Comments


As a former Latin dancer I love fusing Latin styles with belly dance, not only because Egyptian dancers have done so successfully for many decades, but also because it technically and musically works for well. The Rumba, also spelt Rhumba, is a rhythm all Egyptian and non-Egyptian table players will know, but it’s also a […]

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, July, 22nd, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning No Comments


Throughout my dance career I have seen and personally experienced the many benefits of dancing, and especially the positive impact that belly dancing can have on periods, pregnancy and mental wellbeing. Since my own pregnancy I’ve also discovered many links between how complementary therapies like acupuncture, reflexology, mediation and yoga tie in with the movements […]

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, July, 8th, 2019 in Belly Dance & Pregnancy, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments


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