Teressa-Belly Dance Artist in Toronto

Author Archives: Teressa

Dancing Together: Belly dance & Friendship

My students have come to me for a variety of reasons. They found my classes in the midst of messy divorces and heart wrenching break-ups. Sometimes they were just bored and wanted a new hobby and at other times, they … Continue reading

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bellydance and I: 10 years together.

Bellydance has been my companion and primary partner for the past 10 years. As we embark on 10 years together, which as long as 10 years has been, with dance by my side, it’s felt like 10 seconds, I’ve decided … Continue reading

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My Big Bollywood Dance Weekend!

As a child growing up in Guyana, I was surrounded by the catchy rhythms and energetic dance styles of Bollywood music and dance that were in the movies frequently shown on TV. Guyana has a large Indo-Caribbean population, as many … Continue reading

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Planning a Bellydancing Bridal Shower/Bachelorette

My absolute favourite type of event is doing Performance/Lesson Belly Dance packages at events such as bridal showers, bachelorettes, and Girls Night Out parties. Typically at these events, I’ll do a short 5 – 10 minute costumed performance so that … Continue reading

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Summer in the City

I adore the summer in Toronto! The weather is beautiful with clear bright blue skies, hot temperatures, and a wide variety of awesome summer festivals all over the city, from east to west and north to south! Summer is also … Continue reading

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Cross Training…or tales of a bellydancer in ballet & jazz class

I took my first bellydance class when I was 16 and before that, the most dancing I had done was a short stint in an 8-week hip-hop class for teens and before that, coming up with dance routines to songs … Continue reading

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The Fun, Fab, and not so Glamorous Side of Photoshoots!

Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of working with two amazing dance photographers to shoot some new bellydance photos to update my website and promotional material. As such, I thought it would be fun to share my … Continue reading

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10 Ideas for Practicing Bellydance When You’re Not in Class

Recently I’ve had quite a few students come to me with sighs and distressed looks, wondering how they were supposed to practice all the dance technique/combos/choreographies we do in class when they’re at home by themselves. It’s all too much … Continue reading

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They’re Here, They’re Here!

The ~undulate~ 1001 Nights photos have finally been posted. The photographers got some really great shots (and of course it helped that my performers were all pretty awesome), so check them out here: ~undulate~ 1001 Nights Photo Gallery Here are … Continue reading

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~undulate~ 1001 Nights

Wow, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted and so much has happened since then! I guess I’m not so good at this whole blogging thing! The biggest news in the past few months was of course our successful … Continue reading

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