Belly Dance

Mixing Faux and Modern Assiut

June 11, 2018

Swirl is my informal performance group composed of my proteges and myself.  For our spring performance at HaflAdira in Willow Glen, CA, we put together a set of coordinating costumes using a combination of existing costume pieces, faux assiut, and modern assiut.  Here’s how these costumes came together. Pulling From the Closet Before we started […]

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120 Years of Belly Dance Costume

June 8, 2018

Mahin and One World Dance & Music Studio Present 120 Years of Belly Dance Costume Design Digital workshop with Dawn Devine ~ Davina SATURDAY, JULY 14th  2:00 PM PST Early Registration for Online or In-Studio Viewing: $15   After July 1st: $20 Reserve your ticket today! 120 Years of Belly Dance Costume Design is one of […]

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Weekend Dance Roundup – Bean Scene & Bras for the Cause

April 30, 2018

Hello Gang!  I thought I would take a moment to share a pair of events I participated in over the weekend.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to perform at a local dance show on Friday night and to join a belly dance cheer team on Saturday evening.  Here are some of the highlights […]

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Make Your Own Belly Dance Bras – Must Read Blogs & Vlogs!

April 16, 2018

Today I ran across a fabulous bra-making tutorial on the Assiut Group on Facebook.  I really enjoyed her tutorial, and I thought it would be great to make a list of a few other of my favorite bra tutorials from around the web.  If you are looking to create a masterpiece from Assiut, or if […]

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Yearly Business Review: Costume Design in Studio Davina

December 19, 2017

This year I re-opened my costume shop for business. My aim was to build-up a nest-egg to fund the purchase of materials and supplies for my next big book project.  So I planned to make a costume each month during 2017. I was so successful lining up projects that I’m booked through the middle of […]

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