Feel disconnected from your creativity? This might help!

Maybe you can relate to this…? Today I got a message of one of my coaching students. She wants to participate on a important international bellydance competition. It will take place in a few months and she wants to start creating the choreo now, to be well prepared. This is what she wrote to me:…

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The ultimate party move

Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, baby animals has been born, the sun is shining and I feel like having a party!  And to get you in the mood I thought let’s make a mini online class, with the ultimate party bellydance movement that you can use at any party and especially at the…

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Drumsolo tips

Here in Amterdam it is a beautiful sunny day. The birds are singing and beautiful colored flowers are showing up, everywhere, at even the smallest pieces of grass in the city. Happily it is a holidays here and I have some time to enjoy this early spring feeling. I will spend some days at my…

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Drumsolo inspiration

  Do you know that feeling, that on a clear moment, a certain idea comes to your mind, just like a ray of light? Then you have to follow it! These are mostly the moments that the best and successful ideas come up. Yesterday I had such an epiphany. I was talking to my friend Mena,…

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How to shimmy and bounce your hip

Hello beYOUtiful lady Last week I was teaching my advanced bellydance students in my Heartbeat Dance Studio in Amsterdam, how to do an Egyptian shimmy and bounce your hip at the same time. I was teaching the ladies a very challenging shimmy combination, that we are using in a choreography. I saw the joy in…

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4 tips to relax your Egyptian Shimmy

As you may know or not know, it took me a long time to get the Egyptian shimmy into my body. I really had too much tension in my legs. I was really wondering: how for heavens sake is this ever going to work with me? Happily after a year, my body connected to the…

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Bellydance training at the office chair

She walked into the bellydance class in my studio in Amsterdam, a tall beautiful young lady, blond, blue eyes, skinny. She had it all… but still she walked around with cramped neck and shoulders, afraid to show her wonderful self. Week after week I told her in the class, to open up her chest, with…

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How to do an Egyptian Shimmy with hip cirkel.

When I invented the Egyptian Shimmy Challenge I never could imagine that it would turn out to be something so nice. 10 days of community spirit, sharing our movies, knowledge and experiences. Building up with positive feedback and motivating each other. After the 10 days I could experience the black gap. No ESC video was coming…

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Bellydance tips to do your training at the office!

2 summers ago, I officially had a vacation. It had to be the time to rest, but i couldn’t. I was working on my website heartbeatofbellydance.com, at my pc for 6 to 12 hours a day for 2 months. Something that is not my average working day/ week (being a dancer). I had this goal…

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