Good morning, everyone! I hope you’re adapting well to the colder weather. Still not a lot of rain here, let’s hope it stays that way a bit longer. 😉

There’s a lot going on with Greenstone Belly Dance in Delft, Hillegersberg and Central Rotterdam this semester, so I thought I better update you all!

The 11 week class session in Delft starts tonight, Thursday the 19th of September, and there are still spaces in both the Beginners (18:00) and Intermediate/Advanced (19:00) classes! The Intermediate/Advanced class will be preparing a performance for the Autumn Hafla, and the Beginners class may have the option as well – we’ll discuss tonight.

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As for Hillegersberg, I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a special 4 week series on Golden Era Belly Dance, with a particular focus on the dance of Samia Gamal and the music of Farid Al-Atrache. We’ll be preparing a group choreography, and there will also be an opportunity to perform this at the hafla!

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Finally, as I’m sure you’ve guessed from all the mentioning in this post, we have a hafla next month! I’m absolutely thrilled to be bringing the stunning Amanda Rose to the Netherlands for the very first time. She is not only an amazing teacher, but a fantastic dancer, and she’ll be teaching workshops before the hafla. But be quick if you want to register – we are already 75% sold out! Find all the details and register to learn with her here.

Amanda Rose hosted by Greenstone Belly Dance in the Netherlands, October 2019.

I think that’s all for now, folks! I’ve got a lot of fabulous ideas brewing for 2020…. Stay tuned. 😉

Life experience is dance experience: are you ready to show your vulnerability on stage?

No matter your dance style, being clear on the message you want to communicate, and learning how to communicate and share yourself with the audience, will enrich your performances.

Want to take your dance to the next level? Join us for “Bellydance and the Authentic Self” with Amanda Rose at 14:00 on Saturday October 26 in Rotterdam (And there’s still places to perform at the hafla if you want to put your learning into practice that evening!).

Register now here to take your dance expression even further. Watch the full Q&A with Amanda Rose here.

Come and try something new, strengthen your core muscles and learn about another culture. Greenstone Belly Dance is offering two free trial classes at Zaal 49 (Singelstraat 49) in Delft! Join us on Thursday September 12 for free in Delft from 18:00-19:00 for beginners, or from 19:00-20:00 for intermediate/advanced belly dancers. You can even bring a friend with you!

Register here now, and join the Facebook event here!

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Kom en probeer iets nieuws, versterk je kernspieren en leer over een nieuwe cultuur. Greenstone Belly Dance biedt twee gratis proeflessen aan bij Zaal 49 (Singelstraat 49) in Delft! Kom op donderdag 12 september gratis naar Delft, van 18.00 – 19.00 uur voor beginners, of van 19:00 – 20:00 voor halfgevorderden/gevorderden. Je kunt zelfs een vriend(in) meenemen!

Schrijf u nu hier in!

Mark your calendars, dancers!  Ahead of Amanda Rose‘s visit to Rotterdam for the Autumn Workshops & Hafla ft. Amanda Rose (ES/US), we’ll be hosting a Facebook Live Q&A!

 

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Amanda Rose will be joining us on the Greenstone Belly Dance Facebook page for a live Q&A session ahead of her visit to Holland to teach belly dance workshops this October!

Join us online on the Greenstone Belly Dance Facebook page on Sunday August 25 at 19:00 (GMT+2) to hear her talk all about belly dance, her career, and to ask her your burning questions!

Enjoy this beautiful performance of Amanda Rose and get excited for her visit and Q&A session!

 

Siobhan Camille is delighted to have been interviewed by Dansdocent.nu to talk about her life as a professional belly dancer, how she began teaching, her biggest influences, her proudest moment on stage, and more!

The article is in Dutch, but if you’re an English speaker, perhaps Google Translate can help you out – or you can just look at the pretty pictures and videos!

Read the article (in Dutch) here / Lees het artikel hier.

Siobhan Camille, buikdanseres van Holland, interviewed by Dansdocent.nu

In addition to being the founder and director of Greenstone Belly Dance, Siobhan is a Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist and Strength & Conditioning Coach. This blog post was originally written by Siobhan for her Safe Dance Column in the Middle Eastern Dance Association of New Zealand (MEDANZ) January 2019 Newsletter. You can join MEDANZ to access their newsletters and find out more about MEDANZ here.  Photo by Vera of love.vera.nz.

Belly dancer or not, low back pain is common, with 85% of people experiencing it at some point in their life.1 Unfortunately, the cause is often unable to be determined,2 which can cause frustration when it comes to deciding how to treat it. However, low back pain can be broken down into a few different categories, which, when you know the recommendations for each kind, can help you manage it.3 If you’ve seen your healthcare provider and know that your low back pain is not related to any serious illness or spinal issue (in most cases, it’s not, so no need to panic if you haven’t seen anyone yet!), here’s a quick introduction to the different categories of low back pain, and how to manage them.

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Greenstone Belly Dance is delighted to be hosting Asiyah in Rotterdam on Saturday the 29th of June to teach an advanced veil workshop. Want to get to know Asiyah better? Here are 6 quick questions that we asked her! 

Lees hier de Nederlandse versie.

Why did you start belly dancing? Belly Dance Championship 2019

As a teenager, the whole idea of “1001 nights” was really appealing to me. During a holiday to Egypt I saw a a belly dancer performing and really felt this was something for me! When I read in the newspaper that Majidah was going to teach in my region, I didn’t hesitate for a second and signed up for a trial lesson. My whole life I have been busy with dance: jazz ballet, street dance, ballroom dancing and salsa; but I found my real passion in belly dance.

How would you describe your style? 

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