Yallah Raqs is a podcast made to help you design YOUR personal practice by learning about the practices of others. Each guest shares their experience with their practice along with practical tips you can take away to experiment with in your own dance space. Come create a personal bellydance practice that is tailored to your life, and is just as unique as you are.
Rhythms with Siobhan Camille
Siobhan Camille joins us today to discuss the learning of Middle Eastern Rhythms.
For those of us who are not from the culture of this dance, we weren't necessarily raised on this music, on these styles. And there are so many ways in which it differs from the popular musics of our own cultures.
It can be difficult to "train" your ear, as it were to listen to these new beat and sounds. To new instruments and to take all of that and internalize it so that you can represent that music through your dancing.
Today Siobhan joins me to chat about some ways that we can start to work through this information and embed it in our dancing.
I even make a confession about Rhythms on this podcast that you may identify with!
From ways to practice without practicing, to ways to incorporate it on the dance floor, Siobhan Camille has suggestions for you. So no matter what kind of time you have today to practice? There's something here for you.
Imposter Syndrome with Sahira
Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Like you’re not really supposed to be here?
Like once someone notices you’ll get your dance card revoked?
You totally do belong here You’re total enough And Three. Today’s guest has some advice about that! Sahira has been working over the past several months beta-testing and creating her new course, Designing Your Ideal Online Classroom. And now it’s finished! And before you wonder what that has to do with my three points above? You see, the course covers more than just the tech stuff. Because good tech is only PART of the key to good online classes.
This course is broken up into 7 different modules and today we’re going to chat about one that’s applicable to you, no matter whether you want to teach online, if you’re a teacher at all or if you’re just a student.
Imposter Syndrome. It strikes all of us.
So let’s go ahead and Get in the groove and figure out how to beat those gremlins back, with Sahira
Taking Workshops Back to Practice with Sabia
Sabia from the Asmara Initiative joins me to talk about the amazing work they're doing there as well as their upcoming event this weekend.
In addition, we dive into how Sabia brings back workshops to her dance practice and how people at different levels can use different techniques to process the information they're learning.
We have a challenge to go along with today's podcast which you can check out on our Instagram, or on the shownotes page. You'll be entered to win a workshop from this weekend's event, Where you'll see a familiar face in the lineup with Chudney Raks! Joined by Brandy Asmara, Omoladun, and Constance WinnYaa!
Keeping Practice Going with Lisa Allred
Lisa joins me today to talk about how you can keep the momentum from the #21daysofbellydance going.
Or how you can even just get started in your practice.
It is so important for us, as dancers, to practice.
And yet we find ourselves resisting it or getting stuck and not being able to fully dive in.
Then the guilt spiral starts.
Let's break the cycle and look at this from a scientific perspective. With her background in Cognitive Behavioral Science Lisa marries the dance world with science to get you practicing the way that you want to.
Bellydancers Call to Action with Nefertiti
Today I have with me Nefertiti who, along with Soumaya, Amar Garcia, Tammy Jonson, Khuzama, Cynthia, Hanane El , have agreed to put the Bellydancer’s Call to Action into this year’s bundle.
This event was organized in the summer of 2020 and is a must listen for all dancers who are working to unpack their privilege. It was a chance for Black and Brown dancers to share their lived experiences and knowledge around racism in our dance community.
Nefertiti goes into why now was the time to put this panel together, and what those of us with privilege can begin to do, right now, to be better.
Social Media for Dancers with Katie Sahar
Katie joins me today to talk about something that we all interact with every day.
Love it or hate it, it's something that you can use to propel your business forward, and that as a student, you can utilize to push your practice and learn more from dancers all over the world.
But only if you can use it effectively. Today Katie and I chat about marketing yourself and your business and how social media is such a huge part of that.
We touch on the super successful #socialshimmy challenge along with breaking the "norms" on social media.
It's jam packed with useful information, so have a listen!
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