Home for the Holidays: Undercover Belly Dance Practice

Welcome back to the Home for the Holidays belly dance blog series. In Part I, I discussed how to practice belly dance moves in movement restricted places like on a plane.  In Part II, I will cover essential belly dance technique to practice when you are away from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

If you have to go through so much trouble to practice, it is easy to tell yourself that you can just wait out a month without belly dance before returning home and back to your favorite belly dance class. Don’t do this! Following these tips, you can squeeze in at least 5 minutes of belly dance practice a day even in the most crowded of holiday homes. 5 minutes a day is all you need to keep up your hard earned belly dance skills and return to class in January at the same level or higher!

So you have traveled over the river and through the woods practicing your restricted movement belly dance exercises. Now you have arrived at grandma’s house and eager to continue your practicing, but you don’t want to be interrupted every 3 seconds with questions from the family peanut gallery about belly dance and why you are doing it. With 3 or more families joining for the holidays under one roof it is too much to ask for some private peace and quiet so you will have to be clever and opportunistic to catch some alone time. Below are some practice space suggestions.

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• Meet the Author • Nyla Crystal


Sacramento belly dancer


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  • You think your sister is stealing your sweaters like she did in high school, eh? I'll show you stealing sweaters.

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