Dance Coaching


Vertical 8 improvisations

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, May, 21st, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments

Who doesn’t like a snaky vertical figure of 8… Whether going up or down, this is one of my favourite smooth belly dance moves, because you can deconstruct the move and use it in so many ways. As part of my ‘Improvisation Station’ series, this post is therefore looking at fabulous vertical 8, and how […]


An essential improvisations tip that will really help your dancing

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, April, 8th, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration, Learning No Comments

Ever feel stuck when having to improvise and make stuff up on the spot? Always feel you resort to the same old combinations and moves? Then check out this essential improvisations tip that will help you develop exciting combinations, create completely new ones and not least take the fear (hopefully) out of having to dance […]


Guide to belly dance rhythms

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, April, 1st, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning 2 Comments

Understanding and knowing rhythms is essential for dancers of any style, but surprisingly many belly dancers are never taught this. This makes it harder to learn the technical nuances needed for strong technique as well as for creating choreographies and not least improvising. You may think it’s only needed for professional or high level dancers, […]


How to master your dance breathing

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, March, 11th, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments

It’s pretty obvious why we have to breath whilst dancing, but surprisingly little emphasis is often being put on how to do this correctly and efficiently. Mastering this however will not only make your body function better, increase your stamina and therefore improve your overall performance, but it can also help you add extra power […]


Staying inspired…

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, March, 4th, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration, Learning No Comments

There is nothing like people to ignite the fire in you and help you continue or discover your passion, as well keeping inspired. I’ve previously written about where to find inspiration, but it’s a topic that crops up again and again, as it can be tricky to keep coming up with new ideas and innovative […]


3 best productivity knacks

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, February, 25th, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration, Learning No Comments

Do you ever wonder what you’ve done with your day? How you have seemingly wasted several hours on something inexplicable and then get all stressed as a result? Maybe you had to work on a choreography, or maybe you had to write something (like this blog!). Everyone procrastinates at times, but it’s discovering why and […]


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