Oriental Dance for Kindle: Easter Special Offer

Happy Easter to you all!

I have been enjoying spending time this week and over Easter with a visiting friend – so much so that I forgot I had reduced the price of “Oriental Dance: Discovering the Art of Belly Dancing” for the Amazon Kindle.

I originally reduced the price so that members of my email newsletter list could grab the most recent edition for just $4.99. The price was supposed to go back up last Thursday but it slipped my mind, so I thought I would use it as an opportunity to let blog readers get a copy at the reduced price too.

I first released “Oriental Dance: Discovering the Art of Belly Dancing” as a .pdf ebook over 5 years ago. Since that time, both the book and technology have developed further. The most recent edition of the book contains a bonus chapter on the props of Belly Dance and 18 beautiful illustrations.

If you don’t own a Kindle or the kindle app (you can read Kindle books on iPhones, iPads, android phones and even your computer by downloading the relevant app at http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=sv_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771) and would prefer it in another format, then watch this space. The 2012 edition of the book has already been released to the Apple iBookstore, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Sony stores but these take a little longer to update.

I’ll let you know as soon as they’re available.

Oh, and if you do take advantage of the special offer this Easter, please leave a review on Amazon and let me know what you thought of the book (good or bad).

The price will go back up to the full price of $8.99 on Tuesday after the long Easter weekend (when all my chocolate is depleted) ;-)

Click here to buy “Oriental Dance: Discovering the Art of Belly Dancingfrom Amazon.com (also available from your country’s Amazon Kindle store).

 

Belly Dancing to Adele’s Someone Like You

This is gorgeous. Aveyanda Skye dancing to Adele’s Someone Like You and Led Zeppelin’s I Can’t Quit You Baby:

 

Kai Altair – Shine for The Hidden Sister

I should have posted this AGES ago (last October/November), when Kai Altair first brought it to my attention on Twitter, but I’ve been totally remiss with the blog. Sorry!

Anyway, I’ve featured Kai’s music on the blog before with Howl and Here She Comes. As a belly dancer herself, Kai produces music that has a great belly dance influence and vibe and often features belly dancing in her videos and live performances. Shine was written for a short film called The Hidden Sister and features her own belly dance teacher Sera Solstice as a Spirit Dancer:

The visuals and audio on this piece are amazing. You can download Shine by Kai Altair here.

Glimpses of the East: Fort Worth, Florida

Things have been very quiet here on the blog recently (time has been against me lately) but I had a request to feature an event happening on 25th September.

The Tarifa Salem Eastern Dance Ensemble presents Glimpses of the East this Saturday at 8pm at Downtown Dance, Lake Worth, Florida. Visit http://tarifasalem.com/ for more information.

Tarifa is the neice of Ibrahim Farrah and danced with his company from 1979 to 1983.

Photo Friday: Belly Dance Girl

belly dance girl
Creative Commons License photo credit: llee_wu

Photo Friday: Zombie Belly Dancer?

family stroll
Creative Commons License photo credit: mangpages

Mohamed Shahin Workshop

For the first time in Knoxville, you can experience workshops with Egyptian dancer and choreographer Mohamed Shahin.

Where? Knox Dance Worx Studio, Knoxville, TN
When? May 1-2, 2010
How? Visit: http://alexia-dance.com/ for more information

On  the evening of April 30th there will also be an evening performance by Mohamed Shahin, the Alexandria Dancers, Alexia, and other dancers  at Pellissippi Performing Arts Center.

Belly Dance Events: 28th February

28th February – 6th March

The Tribal Massive and Massive Spectacular in Las Vegas, NV

53 hours of tuition with Mardi Love, Rachel Brice, Heather Stants and more, plus an epic stage production

Visit: http://www.thetribalmassive.com/2010/index.htm

2nd March

Cairo! Cairo! 2010 in Victoria Theatre, Singapore

Clarabel’s Raks Sharki Studio presents Dina performing live with her own Egyptian band

Visit: http://www.bellydanceinsingapore.com/events.htm

4th – 7th March

Incanto d’Oriente Festival in Lake Garda, Italy

International Belly Dance Festival of shows, competitions and workshops featuring Aida Nour, Leila, Khaled Mahmoud, and many more

Visit: http://www.gardafestival.com/

5th – 7th March

Gothla US: The Evoking – Journey to the Underrworld in Pomona, CA

A celebration of Gothic and Dark Fusion Bellydance through workshops and performances

Visit: http://www.gothla.us/home.html

5th – 7th March

Majma Belly Dance Festival in Glastonbury, UK

Annual Middle Eastern and World Dance Festival with a wide range of workshops and performances.

Visit: http://www.majmadance.co.uk/

6th – 7th March

Attar 2010 Tribal Special in Wellington, New Zealand

A selection of workshops over the weekend with tribal resonance open to all dancers.

Visit: http://www.attar.org.nz/

6th – 7th March

Petite Jamilla Workshops in Bari Italy

Petite Jamilla of the Bellydance Superstars presents workshops in Double Veil and Spinning techniques and Modern Drum Solo Choreography.

Visit: http://www.malikaraqs.it

10th March

Art of Taksim: Slow and Senusous Movement Workshop in Glen Ellyn, IL

90 minute workshop with Shahina in performing sensuous floorwork, and what to do when the music slows down.

Visit: http://www.shahina.com/calendar/

12th – 14th March

Rakkasah West 2010 30th Annual Belly Dance Festival in Vallejo, CA

Middle Eastern Dance festival with workshops and performances .

Visit: http://www.rakkasah.com/west/

19th – 21st March

Hip Expressions 2nd Annual Beledi Beach Bash in St Petersburg, Fl

A weekend of workshops, classes and performances, featuring Sadie

Visit: http://www.beledibeachbash.com/

21st March

Technique! Technique! workshops in Las Vegas, NV

Leyla Amir and Amira present workshops on Hips and Veil at The ROCK Center for Dance

Visit: http://www.amirasbelly.com/images/_OtherEventPromo/Technique!%20Technique!.JPG

21st – 22nd March

Egyptian Dance Workshops in London, England

Hossam and Serena Ramzy present 2 days of workshops in Egyptian Dance.

Visit: http://www.hossamramzy.com

27th March

2nd Annual Belly Dance Seminar and Night of Dance in Neenah, WI

Kahina and The Shimmy Shoppe introduce Jasmin Jahal in a one day workshop and International Night of Dance

Visit: http://www.shimmyshoppe.net/

8th – 12th September

Momo Kadous 5 Day Intensive in Knoxville, TN

Turquoise International presents renowned Egyptian choreographer, dancer and actor, Momo Kadous, for 5 days of workshops and a Gala show.

Visit: http://www.bluegrassbellydance.com/momo-kadous.html

9th – 12th September

Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive and Festival in Las Vegas, NV

4-day extravaganza of entertainment, education and excitement at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.

Visit: http://www.bellydanceintensive.com

Don’t forget, you can let me know about your event by filling out the online contact form or adding it to the comments section, and I will include it in future calendars.

Belly Dance Events: 21st February 2010

25th – 28th February

TribalCon Dance and Music Convention in Downtown Decatur, GA

Workshops, Lectures, Performances and more featuring Asharah, Heather Stants, Denis Proteau, Donna Mejia, and Awalim Tribal Dance co.

Visit: http://www.tribalcon.com/

28th February – 6th March

The Tribal Massive and Massive Spectacular in Las Vegas, NV

53 hours of tuition with Mardi Love, Rachel Brice, Heather Stants and more, plus an epic stage production

Visit: http://www.thetribalmassive.com/2010/index.htm

2nd March

Cairo! Cairo! 2010 in Victoria Theatre, Singapore

Clarabel’s Raks Sharki Studio presents Dina performing live with her own Egyptian band

Visit: http://www.bellydanceinsingapore.com/events.htm

4th – 7th March

Incanto d’Oriente Festival in Lake Garda, Italy

International Belly Dance Festival of shows, competitions and workshops featuring Aida Nour, Leila, Khaled Mahmoud, and many more

Visit: http://www.gardafestival.com/

5th – 7th March

Gothla US: The Evoking – Journey to the Underrworld in Pomona, CA

A celebration of Gothic and Dark Fusion Bellydance through workshops and performances

Visit: http://www.gothla.us/home.html

5th – 7th March

Majma Belly Dance Festival in Glastonbury, UK

Annual Middle Eastern and World Dance Festival with a wide range of workshops and performances.

Visit: http://www.majmadance.co.uk/

6th – 7th March

Attar 2010 Tribal Special in Wellington, New Zealand

A selection of workshops over the weekend with tribal resonance open to all dancers.

Visit: http://www.attar.org.nz/

6th – 7th March

Petite Jamilla Workshops in Bari Italy

Petite Jamilla of the Bellydance Superstars presents workshops in Double Veil and Spinning techniques and Modern Drum Solo Choreography.

Visit: http://www.malikaraqs.it

10th March

Art of Taksim: Slow and Senusous Movement Workshop in Glen Ellyn, IL

90 minute workshop with Shahina in performing sensuous floorwork, and what to do when the music slows down.

Visit: http://www.shahina.com/calendar/

12th – 14th March

Rakkasah West 2010 30th Annual Belly Dance Festival in Vallejo, CA

Middle Eastern Dance festival with workshops and performances .

Visit: http://www.rakkasah.com/west/

19th – 21st March

Hip Expressions 2nd Annual Beledi Beach Bash in St Petersburg, Fl

A weekend of workshops, classes and performances, featuring Sadie

Visit: http://www.beledibeachbash.com/

21st March

Technique! Technique! workshops in Las Vegas, NV

Leyla Amir and Amira present workshops on Hips and Veil at The ROCK Center for Dance

Visit: http://www.amirasbelly.com/images/_OtherEventPromo/Technique!%20Technique!.JPG

21st – 22nd March

Egyptian Dance Workshops in London, England

Hossam and Serena Ramzy present 2 days of workshops in Egyptian Dance.

Visit: http://www.hossamramzy.com

27th March

2nd Annual Belly Dance Seminar and Night of Dance in Neenah, WI

Kahina and The Shimmy Shoppe introduce Jasmin Jahal in a one day workshop and International Night of Dance

Visit: http://www.shimmyshoppe.net/

8th – 12th September

Momo Kadous 5 Day Intensive in Knoxville, TN

Turquoise International presents renowned Egyptian choreographer, dancer and actor, Momo Kadous, for 5 days of workshops and a Gala show.

Visit: http://www.bluegrassbellydance.com/momo-kadous.html

9th – 12th September

Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive and Festival in Las Vegas, NV

4-day extravaganza of entertainment, education and excitement at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.

Visit: http://www.bellydanceintensive.com

Don’t forget, you can let me know about your event by filling out the online contact form or adding it to the comments section, and I will include it in future calendars.

Photo Friday: Born to Belly Dance

Just love the joy and fun in this photo entitled “Born to Belly Dance

Photo provided by Tim Simpson (TimPopUp) on Flickr under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Licence.