My Favorite Dance Blogs

Sometimes as a dancer, it’s easy to feel isolated or alone until you find your local dance tribe. I find it rewarding and fulfilling to read other dancers blogs in the meantime while looking for your dance tribe, to fill up your desire for dance conversation.

Here are a handful of my favorite blogs by dancers. Some of them are strictly about dance and some include lifestyle and other journeys. All of them are great writers and really fun to read!

First up is Princess Farhana (aka Pleasant Gehman). She’s a bellydancer, intuitive, and she used to be a punk rocker! She has the best stories I’ve ever heard and they are all true. You won’t believe your eyes half of the time. She’s also a great resource for bellydance. She knows everything there is to know about costuming, stage makeup, getting gigs, dancing in a restaurant, and more. For Pleasant, I’m going to share both of her blogs. The first is her bellydance blog, which has been on a hiatus for a bit but trust me when I say there is a plethora of great information in there and tons of great stories to read! The second link is her more personal, lifestyle account of her life. Stories from the past, present, and sometimes even the future. You never know what you’ll get there but you’re sure to be thoroughly entertained. I highly recommend both!

www.princessraqs.blogspot.com

www.pleasantgehman.blogspot.com

Next is Mahin’s blog, She’s Got Hips. I just love Mahin, she’s the sweetest gal and always ready and willing to help a fellow dancer out. She’s a beautiful dancer and incredibly knowledgable about the history of bellydance. Her blog is rich with information that could keep you reading for years. Her writing is well-thought out and professional without being boring or stuffy.

www.shes-got-hips.com/blog

If you’ve lived in or near Los Angeles, then you know Suzy Evans, one of the icons of bellydance. Beloved event producer, video producer, and just lovely lady all-around, Suzy is a wealth of information. Her blog is not longer kept up since 2014, but the information, stories, and topics are still relevant to this day. I highly recommend a stop by her site especially if you’re a bellydancer. Her most recent blog includes the lyrics to Midnight at the Oasis in english! So much fun.

www.bellydancedvds.blogspot.com

Another favorite bellydancer of mine and former troupe-mate, Faizeh, has a marvelous blog about being a mommy and a bellydancer. It’s called Belly Dancin’ and Baby Rearin’ and if you can’t tell from the title, she’s pretty funny. She’s been a writer for years, loves to share stories and discuss hot topics. Her blog also has taken a backseat to life, bellydance, and as she calls it baby rearing – although her sweet daughter is growing up fast – but the information and stories are ones that stand the test of time. Have a look and a read, I know you won’t be disappointed.

www.mamabellydancer.com