MADN Article Archive

Mosaic Magazine Winter 2016 Issue 70

Posted: 3rd January 2017

The latest edition of the magazine is now out. There are articles on American Tribal Style®, Roots and Branches, the Evolution of Our Dance and Movement for Humanity and many more on Music, Perfumes and Live reviews Next month’s issue has a theme of “Gilding the Lily”, the look of belly dancers from around the […]

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Mosaic Magazine Summer 2016

Posted: 2nd August 2016

The latest Mosaic magazine is now out. The theme of this magazine is “Following the Muse”. Read articles on how belly dancers found their muse (or it found them). Also The Golden Era of the London nightclub scene in the 1970s, belly dance in London as described by Vashti. Also Yvette Cowles featuring in the […]

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The Healing Benefits of Bellydance by Kathleen Kiernan

Posted: 15th April 2016

As belly dances we all know that we have fallen deeply in love with this art form. It provides us with a deep sense of camaraderie and very often leads to a sense of greater self esteem and confidence. The Spring 2016 issue (no.68) of the magazine has a theme of why belly dancing is […]

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Raising the Profile of Belly Dance by Kay Taylor

Posted: 4th March 2016

Do you teach? Are you struggling with low class numbers? It think one of the things we need to do as a belly dance community is to raise the profile of belly dance. We need to work together, share ideas and get word out there. I am a committee member of the JTA (JWAAD Teachers […]

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The Beauty of ATS® by Nirzari

Posted: 2nd November 2015

When you think of American Tribal Style® Bellydance what do you see? Tassels and turbans…big skirts and bloomers..kuchi covered costumes…zills? Do you think of beautiful, flowing improvisational dance? Two words come to straight into my mind:community and connection. The true beauty of ATS® is the connection it gives us to other dancers, other people. Article […]

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Looking Back: a personal Belly Dance Story by Sandra Newey

Posted: 8th June 2015

I always tell my pupils to dance to the music as it usually tells you what to do. Our bodies move in ways that make every movement a form of dance and with all the teachers I have known, I have come to the conclusion that there are no rules in belly dance. Just dance […]

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Interview with Hossam Ramzy by Maureen Pemberton

Posted: 30th December 2014

Question. What are the functions of drumming? Answer. In Egypt, the drumming is for the music. It’s rarely alone, except in wedding processions and even those are filled with music too. Drums are for time-keeping and for a very exciting addition to the art. Article from the current issue of the Magazine no.64 winter 2014 […]

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The Big Belly Dance Revival by Annette Le Couteur

Posted: 5th November 2014

Once thought of as an outdated ancient art, belly dancing has seen a recent revival in contemporary popular culture and fitness industries as a whole, whereby the solo improvised Middle Eastern dance is now a highly recognisable and striking pervasive art form in Western civilisation. Article from the current issue of the Magazine no.63 Summer […]

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PERFUME, POTIONS and RITUAL in ANCIENT EGYPT by Liz Newman Part I: Origins and Incense

Posted: 5th May 2014

Perfume has always been important beyond the basic desire to smell good and its uses go way back to the world of our dance origins. In ancient Egypt, the hieroglyph for ‘nose’ was used in every word that meant ‘pleasure’ or ‘to be pleased’. The Egyptians were passionate about scents, perfume and potions! Article from […]

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Belly Dance an older artist’s perspective by June Spraggon

Posted: 12th February 2014

My name is June, i am 65 years old and a belly dancer from Wales. When I was almost 60 I was very fed up with the state of my body and mind. I spotted a notice about Arabic Belly Dance classes locally. I arranged to start the classes. I had just recently moved into […]

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