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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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Want a Sample of “Becoming a Belly Dancer?”

May 21, 2018

Last week the Belly Dance Business Academy celebrated its 2nd-year anniversary.  A big heartfelt congratulations go out to Terri Allred and her team who keep the Academy website up, running, and full of inspirational and information courses. My co-author Sara Shrapnell and I both offer digital courses on the Academy website. We decided to meet […]

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5 Things I love from Daiso Japan

May 16, 2018

I love a good deal, and one place I go for belly dance essentials is Daiso Japan.  These cute little budget stores are filled with all the kinds of household goods you would expect at a dollar store. Almost all of the items on their shelves are from Japan and so it transcends the typical […]

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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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