My Nerves are Shot

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

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...
Babette Soleil and Our 18 Year Journey in Belly Dance

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...
How to Warm Your Body Up for Dance Class

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...
Ten Reasons You Should Try a Dance Class

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

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...