Your Dance Body


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 […]


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 […]


Belly dance question time

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, January, 28th, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Entrepreneur, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments

If you could ask and get an answer to any dance related question you may have – what would it be? Rhythms? Costuming? Pricing? The business side? When the international London based Fantasia Festival relaunched in 2017 they also introduced several panel discussions and seminars and I was honoured to take part answering questions from […]


Best conditioning dance drills

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, January, 15th, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments

Dance is scientifically proven to be the best all-round exercise, because it helps build muscle, improve balance and coordination, builds brain power and allows you to express yourself – something that increases both self-awareness and self-esteem. You can read my article on why the dance studio beats the gym here.  Only attending a casual dance […]


Dance or gym?

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, January, 7th, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body 2 Comments

With the arrival of the new year everyone seems keen to leave the overindulgence of the festive season behind and embark on a new fitness regime. Even as a dancer you may feel the need to freshen up your fitness routine, so will you join the crowds heading to the gym or choose to tailor […]


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