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Fri, Feb. 13th, 2009, 12:24 pm
sabrinabd: Coin Bra & Belt + Belly Drape + head piece

*takes deep breath*
ok, next up for sale is
my beautiful brass color coin and bell bra and belt set
removed from bra and belt bases
like new
looks like the Ancient Reflections II from Dahlal. probably from the same manufacturer.

$250 + shipping or best offer
final sale
cashier's check or postal money order please.
can't have money stuck in paypal

please feel free to pm, email or call / text with questions
sabrinabellydancer at gmail dot com
858.337.1728

Bra Cover with Belly Drape
will fit A-D depending on how you sew the bra cover on your base bra
an A will of course have a longer belly drape
back strap chain is 37" long...not that it really makes a difference cause this set should be sewn onto a sturdy base

includes an extra matching belly drape i just scored. was gonna make a matching head piece. can also be attached for extra coverage on belly or to make bra cover larger

Belt
43" end to end. can be shortened with proper tools like pliers
pictures of coin costumeCollapse )

Sat, Feb. 7th, 2009, 01:45 am
sabrinabd: selling cherry red and gold costume

 i need to sell a beautiful cherry red and gold madame abla knock off.
is like new.
for sale on bhuz.
if you want it please post IN THE BHUZ THREAD to avoid confusion.
if you must have it, please contact me asap before it sells on the forum
all details here
www.bhuz.com/forum/bellydance-swap-meet/24592-cherry-red-madame-abla-style-bra-belt-like-new-must-sell.html#post348218
$265 + shipping



Mon, Feb. 2nd, 2009, 04:56 pm
sabrinabd: Belly Dance Class Tuesday Nights

New Belly Dance Class With Sabrina
Starting Tuesday February 3rd  7 -8 pm


Tuesday Night Belly Dance Class: we will focus on fundamentals and techniques applicable to a wide

variety of belly dance styles. This will be a mixed level class, appropriate for beginning, intermediate

and advanced students.

1446 Front Street, Suite 101 San Diego 92101
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&ge
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The fee is:
$12 per class drop in
$10 per class with purchase of class card (available in 5 and 10 class cards)
payment may be made in cash or by check
Free parking at the meters after 6pm

Please bring zills and veils if you have them.

contact:
info@sabrinabellydancer.com
858.337.1728

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Sat, Mar. 17th, 2007, 06:57 pm
1u1udi: More info (*from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Belly dance is a Western name for an Arabic style of dance developed in the Middle East. In Europe, it is sometimes called oriental dance. Similarly, In Turkish it is referred to as oryantal dansı ("Dance of the East"). Some American devotees refer to it simply as "Middle Eastern Dance".

In the Arabic language it is known as raqs sharqi رقص شرقي ("eastern dance") or sometimes raqs baladi رقص بلدي ("national" or "folk" dance). The term "raqs sharqi" may have originated in Egypt.

The performance dance form known in the West as the Belly Dance, is based on one of the social dances native to the Middle East. In palestine, this social dance is called Raks Baladi, and is performed by people of all ages and both sexes during festive occasions such as weddings and other social gatherings for fun and celebration. It is the theatricalized version, performed by male (such as Jim Boz and Tito) and female (such as Morocco and Belly Dance Superstars) professional dancers and called Raks Sharki in Arabic, that is most popular in America today.

In its native lands boys and girls learn the dance from an early age. As with all social dances, it is learned informally through observation and imitation of their elders during family and community celebrations, as well as during informal gatherings with friends. Today, Middle Eastern dance classes are offered throughout the world, and skilled dancers are able to share their knowledge of the dance during studio classes and workshops.

The exact origin of this dance form is actively debated among dance enthusiasts, especially given the limited academic research on the topic. Much of the research in this area has been done by dancers attempting to understand their dance's origins. However, the often overlooked fact that most dancing in the Middle East occurs in the social context rather than the more visible and glamorous context of the professional nightclub dancers, has led to an overall misunderstanding of the dance's true nature and has given rise to many conflicting theories about its origins. Because this dance is a fusion of many dance styles, it undoubtedly has many different origins -- many of them in ethnic folk dances.

Many dancers subscribe to one or another of a number of theories regarding the origins of the form. Some of these theories are that the dance form:

* descended from dances in early Egypt
* descended from a religious dance Temple Priestesses once practiced
* had been a part of traditional birthing practices in the region(s) of origin
* had spread from the migrations of the Romani people (also called 'Gypsies') and related groups, with origins in India.

Of the theories, the first explanation is rarely invoked, even with such high-status proponents as the Egyptian Dancer Doctor Mo Geddawi promoting it. Much of the support for this theory stems from the similarities between poses in Egyptian artwork and the modern dance moves.

The most well-known theory is that it descended from a religious dance. This idea is usually the one referred to in mainstream articles on the topic, and has enjoyed a large amount of publicity. 1960s American Singer/Dancer Jamila Salimpour was one proponent. It was also popularized in works such as Earth Dancing and Grandmother's Secrets.

The "birthing practices" theory covers a sub-set of dance movements in modern Raqs Sharqi. Strongly publicized by the research of the dancer/layperson anthropologist Morocco (also known as Carolina Varga Dinicu), it involves the rework of movements traditionally utilized to demonstrate or ease childbirth. Although lacking an "origin point", this theory does have the advantage of numerous oral historical references, and is backed by a commentary in the work The Dancer of Shamahka.

Two points suggest Romani dance as its origin. The Roma, and other related groups, are seen as either having brought the form over as they traveled, or picked it up along the way and spread it around. Thanks to the conflation of Roma forms of dance into the Raqs Sharqi sphere in the West, these theories enjoy a vogue in the West that is not necessarily reflected in their origin countries -- although some of that may be due to strongly-held prejudices against the Romani.

Whatever the origin point, dance has a long history in the Middle East. Despite the restrictions in Islam regarding portraying humans in paintings, there are several depictions of dancers throughout the Islamic world. Books such as The Art and Architecture of Islam 650-1250 show images of dancers on palace walls, as do Persian miniature paintings from the 12th and 13th centuries.

Outside of the Middle East, raqs sharqi dancing was popularized during the Romantic movement in the 18th and 19th centuries as Orientalist artists depicted their interpretations of harem life in the Ottoman Empire. Around this time, dancers from different Middle Eastern countries began to exhibit such dances at various World's Fairs; they often drew crowds that rivaled the technological exhibits. Some dancers were captured on early film; the short film "Fatima's Dance", was widely distributed in the nickelodeon movie theaters. It drew criticism for its "immodest" dancing, and was eventually censored due to public pressure.