Trail Blazer

When I was in Lebanon, I asked my friends and family to take me to see a belly dancer. Their responses were: “They aren’t really around. It’s not a hugely popular thing over here. It’s looked down upon. Some women are prostitutes and they do it to make money. Some do it for entertainment at […]

Dancing Outside the Box

Belly Dancing is my favorite dance. I feel so in my element and free to be creative. That’s why I belly danced to Ed Sheeran’s new song “Shape of You”. For me, when I heard it, I thought, this is a perfect song to show off my curves and belly dancing moves. I don’t only […]

Irvine Belly Dance Classes Feb. 21

I am so excited to teach belly dance in Irvine starting February 21, 2017! I have been teaching the art of belly dancing since 2008 and love the challenge, energy, and joy each class brings. I am renting studio space at Studio Fixx to offer these classes. To register, please go to my page https://www.jacquelinebellydancer.com/belly-dance-class/.    

Lebanese Belly Dance Film Shoot

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate a great collaborative effort. Recently I teamed up with Erik Forssell at Orange Coast College and filmed my Cal-State Fullerton student Meghan, husband RJ, and I, demonstrating Belly Dance. I try to give my students an opportunity to dance in a film studio and embrace the essence of […]

Raqs Al-Masriya, An Internet BellyDance Challenge

I did it! I participated in my very first internet bellydance challenge! On SOCAL Belly Dance Central, I came across a post from Sausan about the Raqs Al-MasriyaAn Internet Bellydance Choreography and Dance Challenge and I knew I had to give it a shot! This challenge interested me because I’m always up for doing something different with my […]

Belly Dancers Age Like Fine Wine!

An unmistakable characteristic woven into a belly dancer, is her experience. If a dancer keeps practicing and never gives up, she will find that her movements such as complex hip drops and shimmies, become more refined. Her entire body will change through the years and increase its flexibility. Holding onto this art form for the […]

Peace, Acceptance, and Love

Belly Dance can bring you peace, acceptance, and love, only if you believe in yourself. Throughout your journey as a belly dance artist, you will experience many life altering events. These times may be great and rewarding or devastating and heartbreaking. One thing that you can count on throughout your life, is belly dance. Peace […]