90 episodes

Here at Yallah Raqs we interview dancers on different aspects of practice. Some super practical, others are all about mindsets and education around dance. Every episode has a tip & accompanying dance challenge that you can do to help boost your practice!

Yallah Raqs The Bellydance Bundle

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Here at Yallah Raqs we interview dancers on different aspects of practice. Some super practical, others are all about mindsets and education around dance. Every episode has a tip & accompanying dance challenge that you can do to help boost your practice!

    Golden Era with Badriyah

    Golden Era with Badriyah

    Badriyah is well known for her work putting together the Golden Era Museum and I’m super excited to have her on today’s podcast speaking more about the Museum and her obsession with the Golden Era.


    From the first piece of her collection to the dance characteristics of the Golden Era itself we get into the Golden Era through the decades in today’s episode.


    Talking to someone who is clearly so passionate about what they do is a joy and an honor and I am so thankful the the work that Badriyah puts into curating the museum so that the rest of us can enjoy it!


    Check out this episode to learn more about the Golden Era and we’ll see you in Golden Era Evolution, Badriyah’s course in this year’s Bundle!


    Shownotes: www.thebellydancebundle.com/89

    • 28 min
    Musicality & Expression with Mercedes Nieto -Part2

    Musicality & Expression with Mercedes Nieto -Part2

    Part 2 of 2


    How do you express the music?


    For Mercedes Nieto, expression and musicality are at the heart of her style, and she joins us today to give us a peak into her process and how she works with her students to grow their ability to express through their dance.


    What is the music telling you? How do you feel about it? And how can you build that into your dance?


    Mercedes dives into how you can take these questions and an understanding of how your body likes to move and combine them into your story of this song. Into your own expression.


    Everyone’s expression and style are different, and sometimes finding your own unique voice in the music can be difficult, but by relying on your feelings? You’ve got somewhere to start.


    Check out this episode for an amazing deep dive into musicality and expression, some talk around the idea of audience expectations, gratitude, and showing up for yourself, and your dance.


    Shownotes: www.thebellydancebundle.com/88

    • 39 min
    Musicality & Expression with Mercedes Nieto - Part 1

    Musicality & Expression with Mercedes Nieto - Part 1

    Part 1 of 2


    How do you express the music?


    For Mercedes Nieto, expression and musicality are at the heart of her style, and she joins us today to give us a peak into her process and how she works with her students to grow their ability to express through their dance.


    What is the music telling you? How do you feel about it? And how can you build that into your dance?


    Mercedes dives into how you can take these questions and an understanding of how your body likes to move and combine them into your story of this song. Into your own expression.


    Everyone’s expression and style are different, and sometimes finding your own unique voice in the music can be difficult, but by relying on your feelings? You’ve got somewhere to start.


    Check out this episode for an amazing deep dive into musicality and expression, some talk around the idea of audience expectations, gratitude, and showing up for yourself, and your dance.


    Shownotes: www.thebellydancebundle.com/88

    • 36 min
    Listen from the Heart with Katayoun

    Listen from the Heart with Katayoun

    Finding our own unique voice within this dance form is something that a LOT of us struggle with, but it comes down to one thing. How we hear and interpret the music.


     


    And to do that? It’s super helpful to have a basis of knowledge about the music to draw from!


     


    Today Katayoun is hanging out with us to discuss the beauty and richness of Arabic music and gives us some tips that we can use to really start to internalize the music and let our bodies respond.


     


    It’s a fascinating topic, and I can’t wait to jump in with you!


     


    Shownotes: www.thebellydancebundle.com/87

    • 39 min
    Moroccan Schikkatt & Chaaibi with Nawarra of Morocco

    Moroccan Schikkatt & Chaaibi with Nawarra of Morocco

    Today we have a special treat! Nawarra of Morocco joins us to talk about the different dances of Morocco, specifically today the Shikkat and the Chaabi!


    Much like any country Morocco is a diverse nation with many many different styles of dance, and, hoping to learn more about the North African part of MENAHT, we’re super excited to bring you this resource for learning more specifically about these two dances of Morocco!


    Nawarra was born and raised in Casablanca, is a N/A dance Researcher, dancer and Performer and a freelance Lecturer on N/A Cultural Heritage at Various Universities and I’m so excited for her to be joining us here to share some of her knowledge! Shes also one of our teachers in this year’s Bundle where she’ll be diving deeper in to the two dances we talk about today!


    As we dance MENAHT dances it is so important to take the time to study and learn the original contexts of what we’re doing and representing and I’m super thankful for Nawarra joining us today to help us down the path of more understanding and hopefully providing us a springboard from which we can start to do more research and learn!


    Shownotes: www.thebellydancebundle.com/86

    • 44 min
    Traveling Steps with Chudney

    Traveling Steps with Chudney

    Today’s episode is all about making your traveling steps musical and our Guest Chudney is absolutely one of my personal favorites when it comes to musicality. Traveling on anything but the beat can be really tricky, but being able to interpret different parts of the music through our movements around our dance space is an amazing layer that we can add that really takes our musicality to the next level.


     


    Join Chudney and I as we talk a bit about how to work with traveling steps, even in small spaces, how traveling movements fit into the musicality of your piece, and how you can train your ear in your dance.


     


    One of the beautiful things about this dance is that there are so many layers, so many different interpretations so come and get some new tools to take your own interpretations all around your dance space.


     


    Shownotes at www.thebellydancebundle.com/85

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Amandahartbellydance ,

Great podcast

Enjoying this podcast, I went back and listened to all of the 2019 episodes and it is filled with a lot of helpful information.

Nigerian Princess 94 ,

Beautiful

Love this podcast

thearaqs ,

Loving this podcast!

I’ve listened everyday so far with the 21daysofbellydance challenge. I’m learning a lot and enjoying getting to know some of the best bellydancers around.

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