Your Dance Body


Health, Harmony and Belly Dance

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, July, 8th, 2019 in Belly Dance & Pregnancy, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body 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 […]


Hip circle improvisations

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, May, 28th, 2019 in Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments

This week I’ve been exploring the humble shifting hip circle – and discovered how difficult it can be to stick to just that move using a percussive rhythm! Check out my tutorial on how to limit yourself to gain range. The shifting hip circle is typically one of the first belly dance moves I teach […]


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 […]


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