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My Nerves are Shot

Writing is a form of therapy for me, but I decided to post this here on the Dance du Soleil website, since I get questions from students and dance friends often about when we're moving, how it's going, and what is next for Dance du Soleil. Unfortunately, this time in...

Pilates on the Ball Coming to Dance du Soleil in May!

Why Take Pilates on the Ball? If you're looking for a great conditioning workout that lengthens and tones muscles at the same time, look no further than Pilates on the Ball! Because the long and lean look is popular, Pilates has acquired a huge following over the...

Babette Soleil and Our 18 Year Journey in Belly Dance

18 years ago today on the 21st of March 1997, our bunny Babette was born. It was the first day of spring. I don't think it's any coincidence that she was born at a time of rebirth and renewal, because from that day forward, we were forever changed. Joe and I made many...

How to Warm Your Body Up for Dance Class

Don't try this at home without warming up first!! Sometimes I feel there is a general sentiment among new belly dance students that warming up is wasting time in class that they'd rather spend dancing. I know, I get it. You want to get to the fun stuff and don't want...

Ten Reasons You Should Try a Dance Class

Dancing is fun! It might be a work out, but you won’t even realize it because you’ll be having a blast! With regular attendance you will become more graceful and flexible With regular attendance you will become stronger With regular attendance you will have better...

Setting Goals With Dance

Because September is the typical start of the dance season for many studios, ours included, we thought it would be a great time to encourage setting some goals related specifically to dance. Goal setting has been an extremely useful tool for me not only with regard to...

We Won First Place!

We had an incredible time at the Cincinnati Bellydance Convention this past weekend! Friday was just a perfect day in so many ways. Not only did I get to compete side by side with my beautiful, amazing daughter, Babette Soleil, but our duet took "Best Troupe" in the...

Student Spotlight- Brittany!

  Read our Student Spotlight interview below to find out more about our current Outstanding Student: How long have you been dancing? Ive only been taking dance classes since January of this year but ive always loved to dance whether good or bad lol. My friend was...

Are We Trying to Copy Cirque du Soleil?

From time to time I get questions from people asking me about our name. They want to know if we are either affiliated with Cirque du Soleil (I wish! lol), or if we named ourselves after them. I can see why people might think that since we have used to songs by Cirque...

Tips for Becoming a Great Dancer

Dance, like any art, can be highly subjective but we can certainly all agree that some dancers seem to stand out. Why is it that those dancers look better than others? Every dancer is different but all dancers who stand out are masters of either technique, stage...