Dance, Movement

Interview with Elise Samba

Below you’ll find an interview with the gorgeous Elise of Belgium. She’s an incredible artist and a knowledgeable and experienced Samba teacher. Elise owns one of the very first official brazilian dance schools in Belgium, and has officially been part of the Rio Carnaval Parade! A dancer, instructor, costume designer and a beautiful soul to… Read More Interview with Elise Samba

Dance, Movement

Tips for Shimmy Practice

Time for a shimmy blog update. Read on below! Note: This post was inspired by a question by Laura of UK/Ireland in my KDanceOnline FB group after working with my Shimmy Sessions online class series (now available on the Dance4Children charity channel!), as well as by an amazingly thorough 3/4 shimmy technique practice breakdown shared… Read More Tips for Shimmy Practice

Dance, Movement

Jallabina Workout

As some of you may know, I have been supporting the Dance4Children charity team during the past few years.   I absolutely love the work they do, and for 10(!) years already they have been organizing various charity projects for dancers and movers. All proceeds of these projects are donated in full to incredibly important causes… Read More Jallabina Workout

Inspiration, Movement

Love

Feels like a great day to take a moment to contemplate.. love. Who and what do we love? Why? What (and whom) in this life do we feel grateful for? How can we share this? How can we expand it? What can we do to make this world, and all the beings in it –… Read More Love

Dance, Movement

Shoot4Children 2019

Note: In preparations for this event, I’ve also created a blog post with tips for photoshoots – go check it out! Below are a few impressions (more to follow soon!) from this year’s ‘Shoot4Children’ event – a charity photoshoot for Dance4Children – with huge thanks to the incredibly talented Philippe Rikir, our generous Makeup Artists… Read More Shoot4Children 2019

Dance, Movement

Tips for Photoshoots

The next ‘Shoot4Children’ is coming up very soon – one of the most popular charity events by Dance4Children (with much thanks to our amazing photographer Philipp Rikir!) Below you’ll find my favourite tips to help dancers prepare both mentally and physically for a studio photoshoot. A separate post for outdoor photoshoots will follow soon. Enjoy!… Read More Tips for Photoshoots

Dance, Movement

Gratitude Post

Today’s post is dedicated to all the generous bellydancers who have donated precious silk dance veils via Dance4Children this spring for the girls of the Caméléon shelter/centre in the Philippines. The veils will be employed in Iloilo as props in their art school programs for circus and dance choreographies. As you can see, the fist veil batch… Read More Gratitude Post

Dance, Movement

Spring Recalibration – Dance

An update on my Dance Goals for 2019. For Ballet: Still todo – pirouette on pointes! Practise balance Clean up my technique for passé, piqué arabesque, piqué attitude, sous-sous Practise turns: soutenu, chainé, piqué (without and with pointes), pirouettes (double without pointes, single with pointes) and fouettés (without pointe) Work on strengthening my ankles and feet… Read More Spring Recalibration – Dance

Martial Arts, Movement

Online Kickboxing

During the past few weeks I’ve been working on our first (in benefit of Dance4Children) self-produced mini-kickboxing workout. It is now available! (in downloadable and streaming format) at https://gum.co/kbcombos And we’re really excited about it. It was great to see ‘our’ D4C coaches at work together, and very interesting for me to do the filming/editing… Read More Online Kickboxing