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daemons-in-my-head:

Male bellydancer, Aziz of Utah.
Apr 16, 2014 / 12 notes

daemons-in-my-head:

Male bellydancer, Aziz of Utah.

Apr 16, 2014 / 38 notes

bigtimebellydance:

Holy crow!  BTBD has 301 readers?!!? o.O  Wow you guys, thank you SO MUCH for following! ^_^  Gah.. it’s so nice to know that I might be doing something right for a change! ;D

I dearly hope you all enjoy this blog, like what you see on my li’l Tumbl-feed, and that in some way, once in a while, you take something positive (or at least a good feeling) into your real life w/you, from what you find here. ^_^   

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Apr 16, 2014 / 48 notes
katerinaraqs:

Sol y Sombra - Tribal Dance (by Tanja Brueckner)
Apr 16, 2014 / 2 notes

katerinaraqs:

Sol y Sombra - Tribal Dance (by Tanja Brueckner)

d—t:

mel, jade, we need one
Belly dancer who goes by ‘Bagoas’
Apr 16, 2014 / 8 notes

d—t:

mel, jade, we need one

Belly dancer who goes by ‘Bagoas’

katerinaraqs:

Tribal Fest 2008 023 (by The Naked Artisan)
Apr 16, 2014 / 6 notes

katerinaraqs:

Tribal Fest 2008 023 (by The Naked Artisan)

katerinaraqs:

Sol y Sombra - Tribal Dance (by Tanja Brueckner)
Apr 16, 2014 / 4 notes

katerinaraqs:

Sol y Sombra - Tribal Dance (by Tanja Brueckner)

pongo-spotterofmannipples:

<3 Sadie Marquardt <3
Apr 16, 2014 / 45 notes

pongo-spotterofmannipples:

<3 Sadie Marquardt <3

Apr 16, 2014 / 81 notes
My humble opinion only:
Belly dancer’s Tip #1: If you are just learning the art of belly dance, throw your self-conscious, poor body image bullsh*t aside and bare your midriff during classes. This way you can actually see your isolations, upper torso movements and how your upper body is separate from your lower body and where on YOUR body it happens. To be a beautiful belly dancer you don’t need abs of steel or a 23” waist, you need grace, poise, love of the art and music, a desire to tap into a more sensual and feminine you and a story to tell. And…if anyone tells you differently or makes you feel badly about you, then tell us, your dance sisters and we will always let you know how beautiful a dancer and person you really are (and then give us their address so we can knock their house down with the awesome power of our collective shimmies)!

Luisa A. Fuentes

AMEN LUISA!!!!

(And if I may add:  Whether you attend class w/your tummy bared or not, the important part is that you learn to dance in a supportive, well-informed and awesome environment.  Seeing isolations is vital, but you can do that w/tanks and tees, or whatever you’re most comfortable in.  (Just make sure you really CAN see your isolations. *sternface*)  

Regardless of attire however, every student deserves a place where they can feel safe to learn and grow and explore, free of judgment.  So if your teacher is one of those people giving you shite about your size, FIND ANOTHER TEACHER.  You don’t need to take that crap from ANYONE, and you most certainly don’t need to be PAYING someone to give you hell about your size.  Dance critiques?  Fine.  Shite about your body size/shape..?  NOT OKAY.  NEVER.)

♥♥♥

ALL BODIES CAN BELLYDANCE.  PERIOD.

♥♥♥

(via bigtimebellydance)

Apr 16, 2014 / 157 notes