Dance Inspiration


Dance for health

By Ishtar Dance on Wednesday, April, 22nd, 2020 in Dance Inspiration, Your Dance Body No Comments

Expert advice on how best to cope with the lock-down as a result of the global Corona pandemic, has not been scarce, but most agree that keeping a healthy routine of exercise, something to help you destress and of course a good diet is essential. I have taken the last few weeks out to engross […]


How to rumba in belly dance

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, March, 17th, 2020 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning No Comments

Middle Eastern music has plethora of wonderful rhythms that allows you to be really creative and expressive in your dancing – not to mention the many exciting ways you can approach this from a choreography point of view. As your knowledge of the music and dance expands you’ll become more familiar and comfortable maximising this […]


The psychology of dance

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, March, 2nd, 2020 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments

Do you ever wonder why we dance? How we communicate through dance and how it challenges our brains as well as our bodies? Having worked with dance on many different levels including performing, teaching and in a health setting, I find all these questions highly interesting and I was delighted when I discovered some talks […]


Sensation Samia Gamal secrets

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, February, 17th, 2020 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning No Comments

Very few belly dancers have been elevated to national Egyptian treasures, but Samia Gamal, born Zaynab Khalil Ibrahim Mahfuz, was and probably still is one of Egypts most loved dancers. I’m sure you’ve already seen lots of video clips of her and if you’ve studied with me you’ll know that I adore her iconic moves and have […]


Committing to your movement

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, February, 10th, 2020 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Your Dance Body No Comments

How can we all learn to be more confident in our own skin? And how can committing to our movements also help us to become betters dancers as well as happier human beings? Amerita, a dance activist sums it up beautifully in her Ted Talk which you can view on YouTube here. You’ll only need […]


How to stay motivated

By Ishtar Dance on Wednesday, January, 1st, 2020 in Dance Coaching, Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration 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, […]


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