“Dirty Boys” drill

Here is a drill that Smiling Lune is working on for an upcoming piece. Thought I’d share. It’s to “Dirty Boys” by David Bowie. Follow the sax at the beginning, and keep going for the rest of the song. If you are newer to belly dance, start with just the glutes either in straddle sit […]

The dirty little (not so) secret…

This dance form has a rather sordid past. Borne of the Orientalism and sensationalism of the late 19th century, transnational dance (more commonly known as belly dance) is rooted in colonialism,  cultural appropriation, and the sexualization of others who were “lesser”. But today’s dancers try to ignore this. We study Arabic rhythms while tuning out […]