Lessons from other dancers’ past lives

I really liked these insights from readers on how their studies in other arts have helped them in belly dance. Cross-pollination is key to the survival of any organism… or artist, as the case may be.

Also, being physically capable is only half of it. The other half is courage, dedication, and love.

[info]lapinetrose [Gymnast]

Don’t be afraid to rest (or hold a pose when dancing). Negative space is just as important as sound/movement.

[info]androgenie [Musician]

Always carry back up safety pins, bobbie pins, hairspray, bandaids, mini-sewing kit, ace bandages, and water.

[info]mydwynter [“Classical” dancer, i.e. ballet and jazz]

You know, I have been thinking about this a lot lately because I’m now dedicating more time to studying dance after a year of mainly studying yoga. My asana practice is essential to keeping my body strong, flexible, and balanced- the foundation and body awareness is there so it’s just a matter of making my dance brain learn new things. The philosophical and spiritual aspects of yoga have been very important to my growth as a dancer, as well.

Flissy [Yoga]

 

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