Success isn't linear whatsoever but don't let that discourage you from following your dreams. I think about quitting at least once a month 😅 but I know in my heart of hearts that teaching and performing is what I love to do, so there's nothing else to do but keep going, even when some days it seems harder than others.
It won't always be easy, especially when you choose a path that most can't or won't understand, but for me it's worth it because of my students: getting questions of genuine interest in a culture so different than theirs and wanting to learn more than just the steps; seeing how excited they get when they nail a hard move or when they can remember the choreography; getting messages from dancers who are inspired to try making a living as a dancer because of the #aybdpodcast .
Because what's more important to me than just enjoying myself on stage and sometimes getting to travel to cool places is to raise a new generation of dancers that are generous, knowledgable, dance from their hearts and most of all want to share their passion with the world, without comparing themselves to others or bringing others down. (Photo from Buenos Aires with the Mario Kirlis Band, in one of my past favorite comfy costumes 😍) #bellydance#advanceyourbellydance#dancadoventre#danseduventre#danzadelvientre#dance#bauchtanz#bellydancetip#dancetips#hastanc#trbusniples#bellydancecostume#dancecostume#bellydancephotography#dancephotography#dancemakeup#bellydancemakeup#zana#zanadance#zanadanceartist#zanabellydance
It’s that time of year again! It’s our Halloween Drop Dead Gorgeous Giveaway ❤️💀❤️! Let’s see those boo-tiful makeup skills 👻. Here’s how it works:
1. Come up with an awesome makeup look! Go scary, artistic, beautiful, or anything you want. Just make it big and bold!
2. Post a picture or video of yourself in your finished makeup look on Instagram and/or Facebook with the hashtag #dropdeadgorgeous
3. Don’t forget to tag us @thedaturaonline so we can see your amazing look and tag a friend so they can join in the fun!
The Drop Dead Gorgeous Giveaway ends on Nov. 1st. On Nov. 2nd we’ll be giving three lucky winners:
1. A gift certificate to Sephora
2. OR a 6 month membership to DO
3. OR a 3 month membership to DO
Learn more about the giveaway terms and conditions in the link in our profile ⬆️. We can’t wait to see your Drop Dead Gorgeous looks ❤️!
"The good part about getting older is you stop trying to prove anything to anyone, including yourself. All you are in the pursuit of is collecting experiences - beautiful, fragile little soap bubbles that you store in your heart, and every once in a while you pull one out and gaze at the delicate pictures it shows you." - Twinkle Kahna #quote#quoteoftheday#instaquote
Photo by @mollymccormickphoto
Uusi haaste pienimuotoisessa meikkiharrastuksessani, studiokuvat. Tiesin, että meikin määrä joutuu olemaan ”överi” jos sen tahtoo näkyvän. Silti kaikkea käskettiin lisäämään, paitsi silmämeikkiä, joka oli sopiva (hyvä, koska mustaa tummempaa en tiedä) 😅Nyt jännitetään mitä tanssiryhmää varten otetuista kuvista tuli 😊 #bellydancemakeup#makeup#selfie
"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference." #ElieWiesel Manifesting the 16th Gene Key of mastery and versatility, stepping out of the shadow of indifference and fear ✨💞⚡🌹💪💓 Photo by @mollymccormickphoto at @arisefestival 💞