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Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage - A Guide Book for taking your bellydance performance technique to the next level *SIGNED*

Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage - A Guide Book for taking your bellydance performance technique to the next level *SIGNED*

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I am so pleased to present a project that I collaborated on during 2016. A new belly dance book!

"Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage" by Sara Shrapnell, Dawn Devine, Alisha Westerfeld, and Poppy Maya - I have a limited number of copies signed by all four of the authors!

**BONUS** A handy 80-page matching notebook!

I'm so proud to have worked on this incredible project. This comprehensive, 402-page book has nearly 800 photos by Alisha Westerfeld plus more illustrations, diagrams, worksheets and more. Sara Shrapnell took the lead for this team effort and poured over 20 years of professional performance and teaching experience into the text that was further expanded by Poppy, Alisha, and I. There are three chapters devoted to costume selection, wardrobe planning, and DIY projects.

No matter where you stand in your own dance journey, this book includes insights, helpful tips, and plenty of advice for taking the performance technique to the next level!

I hope that you will enjoy this labor of love! It was such a privilege working with this talented team of ladies!

We ship this book in a padded envelope anywhere in the US.

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Description From the Publisher:

Becoming a Belly Dancer is a stagecraft handbook that provides valuable information, learned-in-the-trenches tips, and guidance for belly dancers who are ready to take the step from student to performer. Sara Shrapnell, author of “Teaching Belly Dance” and Dawn Devine, author of “Cloth of Egypt” and 13 other belly dance and costuming books, including the bestselling “Embellished Bras” and the now classic “Costuming from the Hip”, have collaborated to produce "Becoming a Belly Dancer". Between them, they have more than 50 years of combined experience as performers, teachers, dancers and costume designers. Alisha Westerfeld explored the established and upcoming talent of the Bay Area to bring her beautiful photography to the project. International belly dance celebrity and costume designer Poppy Maya adds her own special brand of “Additional Awesomeness” to the book, and the input of a young dancer, currently making her living through belly dance.

The authors hope to bring the warmth, support, and humor of a teacher in absence, a true friend and a trusted advisor who has only one main goal: you. They want to focus on helping you be the best prepared physically and mentally for the challenges of performing for friends, family, the dance community, and the greater society, both in person at public venues and via media available on the internet. The book covers improving your dance skills, good practice habits, preparing physically and emotionally, critiquing, picking your music and venues and dancer etiquette. In addition, the book includes extensive sections on costume design and selection, sewing, and no sewing costumes, accessorizing, hair and makeup and presenting to the world the very best belly dancer that you can be. "Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage" is a useful and inspiring tool that will help belly dancers to be ready for the big day, so they can dazzle, impress and wow with talent and style.
I am so pleased to present a project that I collaborated on during 2016. A new belly dance book!

"Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage" by Sara Shrapnell, Dawn Devine, Alisha Westerfeld, and Poppy Maya - I have a limited number of copies signed by all four of the authors!

**BONUS** A handy 80-page matching notebook!

I'm so proud to have worked on this incredible project. This comprehensive, 402-page book has nearly 800 photos by Alisha Westerfeld plus more illustrations, diagrams, worksheets and more. Sara Shrapnell took the lead for this team effort and poured over 20 years of professional performance and teaching experience into the text that was further expanded by Poppy, Alisha, and I. There are three chapters devoted to costume selection, wardrobe planning, and DIY projects.

No matter where you stand in your own dance journey, this book includes insights, helpful tips, and plenty of advice for taking the performance technique to the next level!

I hope that you will enjoy this labor of love! It was such a privilege working with this talented team of ladies!

We ship this book in a padded envelope anywhere in the US.

____

Description From the Publisher:

Becoming a Belly Dancer is a stagecraft handbook that provides valuable information, learned-in-the-trenches tips, and guidance for belly dancers who are ready to take the step from student to performer. Sara Shrapnell, author of “Teaching Belly Dance” and Dawn Devine, author of “Cloth of Egypt” and 13 other belly dance and costuming books, including the bestselling “Embellished Bras” and the now classic “Costuming from the Hip”, have collaborated to produce "Becoming a Belly Dancer". Between them, they have more than 50 years of combined experience as performers, teachers, dancers and costume designers. Alisha Westerfeld explored the established and upcoming talent of the Bay Area to bring her beautiful photography to the project. International belly dance celebrity and costume designer Poppy Maya adds her own special brand of “Additional Awesomeness” to the book, and the input of a young dancer, currently making her living through belly dance.

The authors hope to bring the warmth, support, and humor of a teacher in absence, a true friend and a trusted advisor who has only one main goal: you. They want to focus on helping you be the best prepared physically and mentally for the challenges of performing for friends, family, the dance community, and the greater society, both in person at public venues and via media available on the internet. The book covers improving your dance skills, good practice habits, preparing physically and emotionally, critiquing, picking your music and venues and dancer etiquette. In addition, the book includes extensive sections on costume design and selection, sewing, and no sewing costumes, accessorizing, hair and makeup and presenting to the world the very best belly dancer that you can be. "Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage" is a useful and inspiring tool that will help belly dancers to be ready for the big day, so they can dazzle, impress and wow with talent and style.

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  • Elizabeth Jul 20, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this amazing book! I am so happy with the service I received and for this incredible belly dance resource! Dawn is so lovely and took the time to answer all of my questions about the book and included a personal note inside the cover! I have immediately started reading this book and can't put it down! It is filled with great tips, advice, planning strategies, and all kinds of practical applications. It will definitely make any dancer feel connected to the bellydance sisterhood and will help her to progress along her journey. It is a definite "must" for the serious belly dancer's study collection to take this beautiful art to the next level. Thank you to the authors for this wonderful resource! I will be buying more books! :)
    Thank you so much for this amazing book! I am so happy with the service I received and for this incredible belly dance resource! Dawn is so lovely and took the time to answer all of my questions about the book and included a personal note inside the cover! I have immediately started reading this book and can't put it down! It is filled with great tips, advice, planning strategies, and all kinds of practical applications. It will definitely make any dancer feel connected to the bellydance sisterhood and will help her to progress along her journey. It is a definite "must"...
    Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage - A Guide Book for taking your bellydance performance technique to the next level *SIGNED*
  • epicdancer Feb 26, 2017
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Beverly Cooper Jul 25, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    I am so glad to have finally bought this book, one of Dawn's in her excellent series. It is so well written, and explains pretty much everything you need to know about Tribal based Oriental and Middle-Eastern clothing and costuming. Can't wait to get the entire collection of her books! Well done!
    From Turban to Toe Ring, DIY belly dance costuming book by Dawn Devine aka Davina
  • zhenzhenartd Jan 15, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars

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