Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Post Thanksgiving Thought

Yes, its past Thanksgiving, but I was just thinking how grateful I am that I discovered belly dance back in the 1970's. I witnessed what I call the magical, golden days of belly dance here in California.

There was no tribal or fusion or even Egyptian back then. It was all Cabaret. Most of us made our own costumes. There was no beautiful beaded costumes imported from Egypt or Turkey. My first teacher made coin bras and belts and chiffon shirts and sold them to her students and others.

As far as belly dance music; everything was on an album... and there were few to chose from. If a new record came out, belly dancers scrambled to buy it. I can't remember how many times I danced to George Abdo or Eddie the Sheik. And how I did wear out those records!

I'll post more later about the 1970's but I am thankful I discovered belly dance.

Suzy Evans
IAMED Founder

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Compliment on Jillina

And here is what someone said about Jillina!:

"Jillina is the best in the world, my teacher in eastern dance recommends her videos...I've seen no one to compare to her for control, technique and most of all pure joy in movement! this is raqs sharqi as it should be,.. expressive arms, use of movement on the feet at all levels, joyful, exuberant! WONDERFUL!"

Jillina Collection

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Compliment to Ansuya

I just wanted to share a email I received today with you. This woman from California stated that she is new to belly dancing and she was practicing with a couple of Ansuya videos.

"I'm really enjoying my new found love of belly dance and Ansuya has inspired me to practice everyday. Her enthusiasm for dancing keeps me dancing. Hugs and love to Ansuya."

Suzy Evans

Monday, November 8, 2010

We won an Award!

This Belly Dance Blog won an award from Online Colleges and Universities. I'll be adding their awards badge to this blog soon.

Suzy Evans

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Support Your Local Belly Dancer

Belly Dancer, belly dance event, etc....

It's important to support your local belly dance events, especially so in these tough economic times. Here in Los Angeles we have any number of events. If you can't go to all, go to as many as possible. And hey,,, drag a friend or 2 with you.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Get Magnificent Moves Free with Purchase

This Week's Special:
Get Zahra Zuhair's Magnificent Moves free when you purchase 4 or more DVDs.
Click here to find out more about this wonderful instructional DVD.
Click here to view our on line store.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New DVD Releases - Sadie and Kaya

We have 2 new DVDs now available.
Hip-notic Belly Dance with Kaya
Pops, Locks and Layers with Sadie and Kaya

For more information and video clips of these DVDs
Click Here

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sadie & Kaya on America's Got Talent

Sadie and Kaya will appear on America's Got Talent Tuesday at 8/9c on NBC.
Please tune in and vote for them.

This is important!! The more times Sadie and Kaya are on this show, more and more women will want to take classes and become belly dancers. That's more students for you, more costumes will be sold, etc. This is major shot in the arm for our dance!

Everyone following this blog please post on your blog and facebook, etc. Please spread the word.

Suzy Evans

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 on FaceBook is now on FaceBook.
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And please invite your friends too!

Monday, June 28, 2010

IAMED Stars Sadie and Kaya

Belly Dancers Sadie and Kaya will be featured on America's Got Talent this Wednesday night. Tune in!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Belly Dance Web Store

We've got a new look and more belly dance items in our store.

Click here to view the new store.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Specials On Belly Dance DVDs

You can reference this link to view our specials on a weekly basis. This week we have 9 DVDs on sale.

Suzy Evans

Wednesday, February 10, 2010