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Bellydance Talk Radio is hosted by Meagan Mayada Hesham along with fellow bellydancer co-hosts and resident Arab Man, Will. We bring you the latest bellydance news, reviews, and interviews, as well as candid talk on all the controversial hot topics in the bellydance world, bellydancer tips and tricks, music suggestions, listener questions, and so much more!
 
Yvonne has been studying Middle Eastern Performing Arts since 1998; her main area of study has been in Traditional Egyptian and Oriental Style as well as some Folkloric. She has taken many workshops over the years with such well known dancers and choreographers as Mahmoud Reda (the legendary pioneer of Egyptian dance theater), Raqui Hassen, Dina of Egypt, Hadia and Aziza of Canada, Nourhan Sharif, Yousry Sharif, and Jillina just to mention a few. Yvonne currently studies under Virginia of Mi ...
 
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Here are 2 things you need to do for your business and even personal self development that most other bellydancers aren't doing (or aren't doing enough of). Join the Delicate Details Workshop December 5th at www.zana.dance/shop/delicatedetails --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aybd/support
 
This interview was super informative and also an AYBD first. If you've ever wondered about the legal tidbits that you need to run your bellydance business, this episode is for you! Learn more about Joey & access the resources mentioned at joeycvitale.com/rad Register for the Delicate Details workshop at zana.dance/classes --- Support this podcast: …
 
Find out how this talented dancer went from soloist to event producer & studio co-owner with the focus on creativity, art, collaboration & a whole lot of grit & perseverance. To find out more about Valerick, visit creativehips.com To register for Delicate Details workshop visit zana.dance/classes --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aybd/sup…
 
If there's one skill you need that doesn't involve dancing, it's this one.Find out how you should actually be writing your bio AND bonus: it won't make you cringe! For more free bellydance tips, visit zana.dance/subscribe For more info on this year's Bundle, visit zana.dance/bundle--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aybd/support…
 
When you start your business with servitude, it'll pay you back in ways so much more than money. This week's interview is a wonderful example of how when you focus on giving to the community, the community shows up & gives back. I'm so excited to have Kelly on the show this week, a dancer who's not only full of grace but also full of kindness and h…
 
This is a rebroadcast of Episode 52: 5 Tips On How To Get Most Out Of Online Bellydance Classes To find out more about all the online bellydance classes you can take as part of The Bellydance Bundle, visit www.zana.dance/bundle --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aybd/support
 
I love a good 'behind the scenes' look at how other creatives do their work. I try and consume as much information as possible to see how other artists run their businesses and create and I try to find what works for others to see how bellydancers can use it, too. And this week's minisode comes from hearing this on another podcast. It kicked my but…
 
I love featuring inspiring bellydancers that kick ass on this show and I'm super excited to have such an awesome dancer and marketer on this week's episode.Tiffany and I hit it off immediately when talking about the Bellydance Bundle and in my head we've already teamed up for 3 spin-off podcasts 😅 Good luck getting rid of me now, girl!In this episo…
 
A lot of dancers don't know where to begin when it comes to marketing. They'll pour tons of money into advertising without knowing how to create an ad or even worse, post their offer once on their social media profile and hope that's enough and never mention it again. I want to help change that and so this week I have 5 ways you can promote your wo…
 
One of the hardest parts about putting out work on a consistent basis is finding inspiration. If consistency is the key to strengthening your practice or on a business level, the key to engaging with your audience or your followers, then finding inspiration to be consistent is one of the toughest challenges. So if you're struggling to find inspirat…
 
Welcome to the first episode & first rebroadcasted episode of the Advance Your Bellydance Podcast! This episode is all about bellydance competitions and if they're right for you: 3 reasons why you might want to compete, and 3 valid reasons not to. Join me for the Vintage Era Vibes Workshop on Saturday, September 12th! More information and registrat…
 
One day (hopefully soon), we'll get back to performing for others on stage, at weddings, or even in a restaurant with patrons only half paying attention to us in between bites. But right now, if you're still enjoying the online haflas and want more tips on how to shine without having a direct audience in front of you, this week's tips are for you! …
 
"If you're an artist then you understand the art aspect of it is not just about the dollar sign, it’s about including people who can express their art and share their movement with others, and give opportunity and a platform for people to express that.” - Ahava⁠ I’m all about paving your own road to success and defining what it means for you, not w…
 
This week, we’re talking about a pioneer of Oriental Dance: Badia Masabni.Badia Masabani was an entertainer and a businesswoman who in the 1920s opened several clubs that launched the careers of some famous bellydancers, like Samia Gamal and Taheya Carioca.Listen to hear 3 fun facts about this Golden Era’s most famous businesswoman.If you’re a fan …
 
Comedy has always been a big part of my life so it's no surprise I find parallels between stand-up comedy and performing on stage. Listen for 4 stage tips to take away from one of my favorite comedians. Sign up for Less is More at: http://bit.ly/lessismorecourse or at www.zana.dance/less-is-more --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aybd/supp…
 
“When life gets you down, improvise as if crawling was part of the choreography.” - Iveta Cherneva But if you’re terrified of improv, this sage advice might be moot. Let’s fix that, with these 3 steps to more confident improvisation. If you want to dive deeper into improvisation need that extra push to get you to actually practice it like free stuf…
 
“When you’re vulnerable, you give not only yourself a chance to learn, but you show others it’s ok to be that way, too.” - Catrice Fairuza How can we create equity for those with different experiences than us? How can we ensure we’re inclusive, on stage and in the dance studio? How can we overall be less garbage-y and just be better? I’m excited to…
 
“Designers could do a lot to step up but mostly, they could do a lot to just say they’re available, understand, and are able to accommodate.” - Eshta AmarIn this interview with bellydancer and costume designer Eshta Amar, we talk about body inclusivity in bellydance (or rather, the lack thereof). Where we are now, why it's important, and what the b…
 
This week we’re talking about 3 ways to keep going when you’re no longer motivated. And during these shitty times, who can blame you? I sure don’t. If you’ve been patting yourself on the back for just getting out of bed, I’m right there with you. So let’s look at 3 ways to take it a step further and start thinking long term. --- Support this podcas…
 
If you’re like me, you’ve probably been watching a bit too much TV recently. But if you’re also like me, you’re looking for creativity, inspiration, and motivation everywhere, even when lazily watching your umpteenth show on Netflix.Enter: “Restaurants on Edge”.Find out why I love this Netflix show and how one musician’s cool idea gets you thinking…
 
Quarantine has (mostly) lifted where I’m at in Berlin but the Check-In Chat with another awesome bellydancer is back.Lisa Zahiya is back to lift your spirits with her positive outlook and just all-around hard-working, ass-kicking energy. In this week’s episode you’ll hear:- Lisa’s 4 pieces of advice to get you through this- How this 1 phrase will c…
 
How To Support The Black Dance Community: https://www.dancespirit.com/support-black-dance-community-2646147157.htmlDonate To Color of Change: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/support-usHow To Support Black Lives Matter: https://www.timeout.com/things-to-do/how-to-support-black-lives-matterDonate To Bail Funds:https://www.dsa-la.org/suppor…
 
The Quarantine Check-In Chat is back this week with another fabulous dancer kicking ass during tough times. These episodes are all about spreading positivity, sharing tips and being grateful even through these crappy times so I’m happy to have chatted with Rosa Noreen again! Wondering what tips a seasoned dancer has for teaching online? Find out:- …
 
You worked hard and built a group of email subscribers but now doubt yourself: what if I made the wrong decision? This and that expert say I should be on this hottest social media app instead. What if I’m wrong and nobody sees my posts? And then you start doubting yourself, you procrastinate and say “well, I’ll just do some more research” and never…
 
Starting to get cabin fever and stir-crazy? Not sure what’s next in bellydance? We got you.This week, Yamê joins me again as a guest on the AYBD Podcast but this time, for a Quarantine Check-In & Chat. We talk about:- how 2 hermits are coping with their new schedules 📆- what neither of us miss wearing for the last 2 months 😅- what we hope continues…
 
This week I want to try something different: when you head on over to your emails, you’ll have gotten a fun challenge for you to try today. It’s a great way to practice your improvisation skills with some guidance so you don’t feel like deer stuck in the headlights.Head on over to www.zana.dance and sign up for the newsletter, and start practicing …
 
Bootstrapping is building a company from the ground up with nothing but your savings, and money comes in from your sales and services. Oftentimes what this means for small business, the self-employed or freelancers, is that each and every task related to your business is probably done by yourself. That means writing ad copy, setting up newsletter l…
 
You might think in order to launch a product, say your new coaching program or online class, that you’ll need an elaborate website and a huge social media following, right? Wrong! Today we’re talking about why email marketing is still the best investment you can make in your business, how to do it for free, and how to do a launch with just an email…
 
Whether dancing or gigging is a full time or part-time job for you, you’re probably doing a version of it from home for the time being. Here are 4 ways I’m maintaining my sanity (and ok, some productivity, too) working from home during this difficult time we’re all facing.Please remember: it’s not a productivity contest and this situation we’re all…
 
Today we’re talking about 4 of the many ways you can use Sports Psychology to help you perform better, whether it be as a teacher in the studio, a performer on stage, or running your dance business.For more bellydance tips straight to your inbox, visit advanceyourbellydance.com and sign up for the free newsletter.--- Support this podcast: https://a…
 
In times of stress or uncertainty, it’s hard to put in perspective the things we do in our business. You may feel unmotivated or burnt-out which is completely justified and normal. If you’re stuck in your business and aren’t sure how to move forward, instead of asking yourself what to do next, try asking yourself why you started it to begin.For mor…
 
Being environmentally or socially conscious isn’t just for big businesses anymore. Everyone can do their part to help! Here are 6 ways you can start making an impact and make your dance business more socially & environmentally conscious today.If you want to keep learning and developing bellydance right at home, then you can sign up for my upcoming …
 
Now more than ever though, it’s time for dancers to be open-minded and shift to an online platform. Not to replace in-person classes or performances, but to add to their offerings and income streams. It’s normal to feel uneasy and worried at this time, but this, too, shall pass and if you take it as a challenge you can overcome, you’re more likely …
 
Want to change your money mindset and be inspired to take charge of your bellydance business & finances? Listen to this interview with Lisa Zahiya on the valuation of self and making enough money.www.advanceyourbellydance.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aybd/supportBy Zana
 
What if I told you there are some times it’s appropriate to offer your services for free? This week I'm sharing with you the 2 times you can offer your services for free. If you want more weekly bellydance tips sent straight to your inbox, visit advanceyourbellydance.com and click to join the newsletter.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/a…
 
OMG it’s the 100th episode!Whether you’ve been with me from the beginning or are just now joining in, I want to thank you so much for your support! The point of this podcast was to bring business tips to bellydancers to help create a well-rounded, honest business you can feel good about and thrive in, and not just survive. I try and share the info …
 
Listen to why I'm not worried about you "selling out", and neither should you. For more bellydance tips straight to your inbox, sign up at www.advanceyourbellydance.com and join the FB Group.Sign up for upcoming workshops here:https://www.zana-danceartist.com/workshops--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aybd/support…
 
Anxiety is bad enough without the added stress of working for yourself. Listen to this 1 small tip that can help ease your anxiety.If you want more weekly tips straight to your inbox, visit www.advanceyourbellydance.com and come join the FB group!Sign up for Berlin workshops now at www.zana-danceartist.com/workshops--- Support this podcast: https:/…
 
This week we’re talking about bellydance teacher training programs: what they are, what you should consider before signing up for one, and why it may or may not be right for you.If you want more weekly tips straight to your inbox, visit www.advanceyourbellydance.com and come join the FB group!www.zana.dance.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.…
 
Listen to this week's episode to find out the 1 important quality that'll get you ahead that you won't find in the dance studio.For more bellydance tips straight to your inbox, sign up for the weekly newsletter at www.zana.dance or visit www.advanceyourbellydance.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aybd/support…
 
Scams and bamboozles in the Bellydance Biz? Listen to this week's episode (and the first of 2020!) to hear the top 3 bellydance scams you need to watch out for.Register for upcoming Workshops at www.zana.danceSign up for the weekly newsletter and Facebook Group at www.advanceyourbellydance.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aybd/support…
 
This week we’re talking about how to give credit where credit is due!Have you ever danced someone else’s choreography? How did you go about crediting them? I’d love to hear your experience! You can post your thoughts in the AYBD Facebook group!www.advanceyourbellydance.comwww.zana.dancewww.zana-danceartist.com/workshops--- Support this podcast: htt…
 
Mental Health Day was a month ago but I wanted to bring this topic up as this year I wanted to focus more on a wholesome approach to your bellydance business; no matter where you are in your journey, you can always learn tools to overcome feelings of doubt and stress, stop comparing yourself to others and set out to accomplish your goals.www.zana.d…
 
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