Author Archives: Diamant Brittnie

Middle Eastern Sound Collage

[soundcloud width=”100%” height=”165″ params=”” url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/627984″] These are the sounds of the instruments used during live bellydance performances. Some of the Instruments include a Dumbek (drum), the Tar (large frame drum), finger cymbals, Kanoun (sort of like a harp), Kawala (flute … Continue reading

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Belly Dance Style Infograph

There are tons of different styles and forms of bellydance, but some of the styles that I’ve been mentioning in earlier posts tend to be more popular with many. The infograph below shows the most popular bellydance styles of the … Continue reading

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Logos

We were asked to design 4 logos to represent ourselves. some of mine are repeated, because i wasnt sure which colors/designs i liked best. so i figure i wait to hear some feedback from others before i chose the final … Continue reading

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Interview from a Local Bellydancer

Ginger Gowan is a local bellydancer for Suhaila Salimpour’s Dance Company. She has been dancing at Suhaila’s studio since 2004 and gives us a little look at how she feels about bellydancing in her interview below. [soundcloud width=”100%” height=”81″ params=”” … Continue reading

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Bay Area Locals

Fat Chance Bellydance director, Carolena Nericcio is the creator of the modern bellydance style called American Tribal Style (ATS). After dancing with the Classic Dance Troupe of San Francisco for several years, in 1987 carolena began teaching people bellydance so … Continue reading

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World-Famous Bellydancers

There are a ton of well-known belly dancers out there; some that you would recognize and many that you probably wouldn’t, if you weren’t part of the scene. A Famous dancer everyone might know is Shakira. Shakira incorporates a ton … Continue reading

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Universal Beauty

As you read this, check out the picts of belly dancers from all over the world. Belly dance is so beautiful to watch; yet it is a form of dance that has been persecuted and repressed by many for thousands … Continue reading

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Western-Style Belly Dance

There are a ton of different Western Belly dance styles including Gypsy, Goddess/spiritual, fusion and even fitness Belly Dance. But the two main styles practices here are Classic/Modern American Belly Dance and Tribal. Classic American Belly Dance This style is … Continue reading

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Eastern-Style Belly Dance

So, Belly Dance comes in all sorts of styles from a ton of different places. People refer to it by different names in different regions and also, some of the styles are characterized by different techniques or moves, even different … Continue reading

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Birth

Belly Dancing is among the oldest forms of dance and has been around for centuries. It’s origins can be traced to the Middle East, Mediterranean, and Africa. European countries usually refer to the dance as the oriental dance, Middle Easterners … Continue reading

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