Best Sharki podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Consistent Practice Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 66: It’s a reverse Clubhouse call! For the New Year, we’re sharing 2015 interview with Nadira about why it’s so hard to practice consistently, and how you can do it anyway. Get the recording You’ll learn: The 3 mistakes that make it hard to practice reliably (and how to overcome them) Why l ...…
 
Liability Waivers Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 64: Galia Aharoni joins us in the Clubhouse to talk about the importance of liability waivers for dance teachers. Get the recording There are many preparations that dancers make as they start the journey to becoming a teacher, learning the many facets of the dance, healthy instruction, and bu ...…
 
Cross-Training Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 63: My guest, Farha, will talk about the value of cross-training in various Middle Eastern oriental and folk dances, regardless of your chosen style. Get the recording As dancers, we have all heard that cross-training is beneficial. But we usually think of cross-training in terms of studying tra ...…
 
Moulids Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 62: My guest, Sahra Saeeda (Sahra C. Kent), will talk about Egypt’s Saints Day Festivals. Get the recording Many dancers long for the opportunity to travel to the lands of the dance and some are lucky enough to be able to make a trip (or several!). But it can be difficult to know how and when move away ...…
 
Finding Your Creative Genius Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 61: My guest, Zahra Zuhair, will talk about “Letting The Genie Out Of The Bottle” and how to find your own creative path. Get the recording Part of being a dance artist is the almost inevitable struggle with feeling “stuck in a rut.” We find ourselves lost in a sea of gigs and new ...…
 
A Caravan of Brides Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 60: My guest, Kay Hardy Campbell, will talk about her observations on the culture, history, and folk music and dance of Saudi Arabia through the context of her novel, A Caravan of Brides.* Get the recording Join us in the Clubhouse with Kay, as we discuss her experiences in Saudi Arabia, he ...…
 
Changes in the Dance World Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 59: My guest, Morocco, will talk about her perspective on the changes that she has seen in the dance world throughout her career. Get the recording As dancers, we often hear that “things have changed” from more experienced dancers in the community. But what exactly does that mean? An ...…
 
Maqams for Dancers Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 58: My guest, Jamie Lynn, will talk about maqams. Get the recording Music is at the center of our dance and, for many of us, that music is Arabic or Turkish. This music can be intimidating for new (and no-so-new) dancers, as it is full of rhythms and melodies different from what many of us g ...…
 
Self-Publishing for Dancers Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 57: My guest, Davina, will talk about the world of self-publishing books and magazines. Get the recording Many professional dancers and dance teachers today rely on digital marketing – websites, blogs, and various social media platforms – to get their message out to future students ...…
 
Folkloric Dance Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 56: My guests, Origins Folkloric Dance Company, will talk about studying and performing folkloric dance. Get the recording There is a seemingly endless world of fun and exciting elements to learn about in our dance world. From the different styles and eras to a wide array of props, growth, arti ...…
 
Dancing From Within Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 55: My guest, Phoenix, will talk about how to use internal work to boost your stage presence. Get the recording Expressing ourselves on stage to music, regardless of style, is an important element of the dance. But while acting exercises and rehearsed expressions can be useful in helping us ...…
 
The Market and the Pro Dancer Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 54: My guest, Shahrzad, will talk about the interplay between markets, audiences, and professional dancers. Get the recording As dancers, we often categorize ourselves by our role in the dance community: student vs teacher, touring teacher vs. local studio owner, hobbyist vs pro. ...…
 
Mapping Your Dance Journey Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 53: My guest, Farha, will talk about how to take charge of your own development. Get the recording Having the guidance of a trusted, knowledgeable, and caring mentor can be a valuable tool for a dancer at any stage of their education, opening up doors and providing essential informat ...…
 
Teaching Dance to Children Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 52: My guest, Treasure Marshall, will talk about the special considerations in teaching dance to children. Get the recording As a dance that many students discover as adults (or in their late teens), belly dance teachers many not have encountered or are uncertain about how to teach t ...…
 
Easy Costume Upgrades Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 51: My guest, Mao Murakami, will talk about how you can make the most out of the costumes that you already have. Get the recording Many different elements make up great belly dance costuming. Each dancer has unique qualities – in their dance and on their body – that shine when costuming w ...…
 
Makeup for Belly Dance Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 50: My guests, Princess Farhana and DeVilla will talk about makeup looks and application tips for belly dance. Get the recording No matter your chosen style (or styles) of dance, cosmetics help performers achieve an overall look, enhance our persona, and help us communicate with the audi ...…
 
Persian Dance Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 49: My guest, Shahrzad Khorsandi will talk about the history, aesthetics, and technique of Persian dance, and the similarities and differences between it and belly dance. Get the recording While NOT what we think of as “belly dance,” Persian dance has a long and rich history that can inform and i ...…
 
Finger Cymbal History Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 48: My guest, Dawn Devine, will talk about the history and manufacture of finger cymbals. Get the recording While the origins of dance are rooted in the mists of time, long before writing, there is one element of our dance that survives from antiquity – Finger Cymbals! Dawn’s book include ...…
 
Opening Yourself Up to the Audience Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 47: My guest, Alia Thabit will talk about sharing your experience through dance as a gift. Get the recording Imagine a world with less fear and detachment. A world with more joy and connection. As artists and performers, we have the ability to share our emotional responses t ...…
 
Improv Roulette Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 46: My guest, Elizabeth Joy, will talk about the experimental performance concept, Improv Roulette, and how dancers can benefit from spontaneous creation and collaboration. Get the recording Improvisation can be intimidating, even for experienced performers. As dancers, we may have strategies f ...…
 
Cultural Appropriation Considerations Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 45: My guest, Hiba Al-Kinani, will talk about exploring different perspectives related to the controversial topic of cultural appropriation. Get the recording Join us for an exploration of cultural appropriation and how we can approach the dance with respect, understanding ...…
 
The Power of the Positive Dancer Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 44: My guest, Zahra Zuhair will talk about how cultivating a more positive outlook can improve your dance. Get the recording As dancers, we are often fortunate to have supportive communities of other dancers around us, many of whom become cherished friends. However, between soc ...…
 
Dealing with Difficult People Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 43: My guest, Lisa Allred, will talk about using communication to deal with difficult people in healthy and constructive ways. Get the recording Resolving conflict in a constructive manner isn’t just important for our relationships with other dancers; it makes our dance community ...…
 
Why Shaabi Isn’t Belly Dance Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 42: My guest, A’isha Azar will talk about the cultural context behind Shaabi, and how it differs from what we usually think of as “belly dance”. Get the recording Whether you’re a hard-core fan of Shaabi, or a total newbie, you’ll want to hear this! You’ll learn: Shaabi’s history a ...…
 
The Egyptian Dance Code® Episode 41 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Sausan will talk about The Egyptian Dance Code®. Get the recording You’ll learn: The differences between American and Egyptian belly dance How those differences transfer into Egyptian style belly dance Sausan’s “Egyptian Dance Code®” concept We’ll also have some di ...…
 
Men in Belly Dance Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 40: My guest, Roberto Mejía, will talk about the role of male dancers in modern and historical belly dance. Get the recording You’ll Learn: Men’s dancing traditions Turkey, North Africa, and the Middle East, as well as ex-pats living in the West. Myths and misconceptions about dancing men Th ...…
 
Narrative Arc Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 39: My guests, Ranya Renee, Anasma and Kelley McKinnon, the directorial team behind the Theatrical Bellydance Conference will talk about the use of narrative arcs in belly dance. Get the recording You’ll Learn: What “narrative arc” means Why it’s important, even for traditionally non-narrative be ...…
 
Getting the mentoring you need Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 38: My guest, Sahina will talk about dance mentoring. Get the recording You’ll Learn: What to expect from a mentoring relationship How to approach your teacher Finding a mentor who is right for you Steps to take on the road to going pro (teaching and/or performing) The story of h ...…
 
Costuming to Flatter Every Body Episode 37 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Shadia Tohme will talk about costuming considerations for every body type. Get the recording You’ll Learn: Common mistakes and misconceptions that lead dancers to less-than flattering costume choices. Special costuming considerations for every body type Easy ...…
 
Writing for a dance audience Episode 36 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Julie Eason will talk about how to write a book, a blog, or any kind of content for a dance audience. Get the recording You’ll learn: How publishing a book is easier than ever Why dancers should write a book or blog How to get started, even when you feel lost a ...…
 
Khaliji Dance Episode 35 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Kay Hardy Campbell will talk about Khaliji dance. Get the recording Khaliji (sometimes written “Khaleegy”) isn’t belly dance, but is often included in a belly dance show. Kay will help demystify this gorgeous, but often misunderstood dance. You’ll learn: What Khaliji dance is ...…
 
Promoting yourself outside your local area Episode 34 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Nadira of Virginia will talk about how to promote yourself beyond your local dance community. Get the recording Whether you’re promoting yourself, a troupe, or an event, we’ll have something here for you! You’ll learn: Whether broader promotion is ...…
 
Iraqi Kawliya Episode 33 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Assala Ibrahim will talk about Iraqi Kawliya dance. Get the recording Whether you’re a Kawliya dance fan, or have never heard of it before, you’ll come out of this call with a better understanding of the people, history, and culture behind this exciting dance style. We’ll als ...…
 
“Contracts for Belly Dancers” Episode 32 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Amia, will talk about what dancers need to know about contracts. Get the recording Whether you perform, teach, or organize events, you need to hear this one! You’ll learn: The difference between legal advice and legal information (and why you need to know) Wha ...…
 
“The Early Days of Belly Dance in Los Angeles” Episode 31 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Roxxanne Shelaby, will talk about the early belly dance scene in LA. Get the recording If you enjoyed our “early days” episodes on the early dance scenes in Boston, New York, and San Francisco, you’ll love this one! About Roxxanne Roxxanne She ...…
 
Props in ATS® Episode 30 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Terri Allred, will talk about the use of props in American Tribal Style®. Get the recording Whether you’re a tribal dancer looking for new sources of inspiration, or a cabaret dancer curious about how other styles use props, there will be something here for you! We’ll also ha ...…
 
Are you ready to teach? Episode 29 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Katayoun, will talk about how to tell when you’re ready to start teaching belly dance. Get the recording We’ll have something for you, whether you’re: An aspiring teacher A newer teacher looking for some guidance A seasoned teacher grooming your own students to teac ...…
 
The role of the community in producing successful events Episode 28 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Nadira of Virginia, will talk about how engaging the dance community is crucial to your event. (And how to do it.) Get the recording (With twice the Nadira, you know it’s going to be good!) You’ll learn: How can a healthy dance commu ...…
 
Taxes for Dancers Episode 27 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Amity Alize will talk about tax considerations for dancers. Get the recording It doesn’t matter whether you’re making big bucks, or not even close to making a profit. If you earn any income through dance, you need to hear this! (Note: we’ll be discussing US tax laws on th ...…
 
Somebody’s Gotta Steer the Ship Episode 26 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, DeVilla, artistic director of troupe Isis-Siren-Sekhmet, will talk about how to run a troupe with style, grace, and ease. Get the recording You’ll learn How student, amateur, and pro troupes differ – and what’s universal Whose vision is this: group leadershi ...…
 
Finding space in the rhythm Episode 25 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guests, Rosa Noreen and Jonatan Gomes Derbaq, will talk about finding space within continuous drum beats, so you can stop and be in the moment. Get the recording If you’ve ever felt like the drum was running away with you, this call is for you! You’ll learn: Why pauses ...…
 
Crowd-funding & performing arts Episode 24 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Julie Eason of the Belly Dance Business Academy, will talk about how to use crowd-funding services like Kickstarter to fund a big project. Get the recording You’ll learn: What crowd-funding is What kind of projects can be funded through crowd-funding How to ...…
 
The Puzzle of Egyptian Folklore Episode 23 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Sahra Kent (aka Sahra Saeeda), will talk about how understanding the context is the key to making sense of Egyptian folklore. Get the recording If you’ve ever wondered why so many videos of the same folkloric style (such as Saidi) can look so different, Sahr ...…
 
The Power of Learning Styles Episode 22 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Amira Jamal, will talk about different learning styles. We’ll approach this from both the teacher and student perspective. Get the recording You’ll Learn: What learning styles are How they help teachers get through to their students Specific techniques for acco ...…
 
How to Use Costuming to Enhance Your Performance Episode 21 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Treasure Marshall will talk about how to use costuming to help your show make more of an impact on your audience. Get the recording You’ll Learn: How to costume yourself for large vs. small stages How to choose skirts for skirtwork and other ...…
 
The early belly dance scene in San Francisco Episode 20 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Rhea of Greece will talk about the early dance scene in San Francisco. Get the recording You’ll love her stories! Rhea will tell us about her time in Jamila Salimpour’s troupe Bal Anat, the hippie movement, her decades-long international dance j ...…
 
Midnight at the Crossroads: Has belly dance sold its soul? Episode 19 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Alia Thabit will give us a preview of her upcoming book, Midnight at the Crossroads: Has belly dance sold its soul? Get the recording This will be a frank and provocative discussion about: The essential values of oriental dance How ...…
 
Building a career in fusion Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 18: My guests, Anasma and Linda Faoro of the International Urban Belly Dance Collective, will talk to us about how to build a successful career as a fusion artist, both from an artistic and business perspective. (We’re going to focus on the special needs of fusion dancers, but even ...…
 
How to get the most out of a big event Episode 17 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Samira Tu’ala, will talk to us about how to get the most benefit out of a large dance event without running yourself ragged. If you’ve ever come back from an event with a case of “festival fatigue”, but not much else, this call is for you! Get the rec ...…
 
The Legacy of Mahmoud Reda Episode 16 of the Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse: My guest, Aegela, will talk to us about the life and work of Mahmoud Reda, founder of Egypt’s famous Reda Troupe. Get the recording You’ll learn: Who Reda is The history behind the Reda Troupe How his work is seen in Egypt vs. in the West How it differs from traditional fo ...…
 
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