January 31, 2023

Style File: A Visual Vocabulary of Middle Eastern Belly Dance Costume After more than 20 years, we’re going out of print with our little booklet Style File.  This useful little publication was like a field guide to belly dance costuming. I wrote it with my students in mind.  Imagine going to large belly dance events […]

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Blue Assiut in Motion

December 29, 2022

Swirl Performs in Blue Assiut This holiday season, I was invited by my dance colleague Petra of the House of Inanna in San Jose to participate in a dance showcase during the 2022 Christmas in the Park. I was honored to be invited and delighted to join in the festivities! I invited my troupe to […]

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Rhinestone Embellished Assiut: Part 1

December 19, 2022

Rhinestone Embellished Assiut Part 1: Essential Materials and Supplies  My troupe Swirl performed at an end-of-year belly dance show at Christmas in the park in San Jose, California. For this performance, we were a trio and we choose to wear a wintery blue and silver assiut ensemble with black and silver accents. Over the next […]

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Nejla Ates: Turkish Delight article in Fanoos Magazine

December 16, 2022

Nejla Ates: The Turkish Delight Article in Fanoos Magazine Dec. 2022 Follow this link to read my article and the rest of this fantastic issue dedicated to Vintage & Golden Era belly dance.  

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Belly Dance Podcast with Davina – Episode #71 “A Little Lighter” with Alicia Free

November 11, 2022

  Davina: DIY Belly Dance Costume Queen Dawn Devine – Episode 71 – “A Little Lighter” belly dance podcast with Alicia Free It was a thrill and delight to work with belly dance podcaster Alicia Free. During an interview made during the summer of 2022, we discussed all sorts of topics from my business mission […]

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