The Belly Dance Bundle sale opens today! Once again, we have the opportunity to get a huge pile of dance resources at an astounding bargain. I know, it’s almost too much, but every year Tiffany find more ways to help shepherd us through the process of enjoying our trove of treasure. And that’s just one of the reasons I’m happy!
Of course, there is commerce. Bundle contributors only make money when dancers buy through their links (and I thank everyone who chooses to buy through mine–AliaThabit.com/Bundle. Send me your sales receipt for a nice gift of appreciation ; ). But there is much more to it than this.
I also love how carefully Tiffany curates the Bundle. She is very, very choosy about whom she invites on board. And this year I am extra happy to see so many native dancers in the mix– for example, Esraa Warda, Katayoun, Shrouk, Dr. Sherifa Zuhur, Sabriye Tekbilek and more are all included in this year’s Bundle. Learning from artists of the culture is vital in any cultural art form; in our dance, where performing is culturally taboo, it is even more important that these artists choose to share their culture with us.
Tiffany makes all of this fun, with the Instagram Challenge, The Yallah Raqs podcast (she is a great interviewer), even a thoughtful guide for getting the most out of online courses. There are even scholarships for BIPOC/Queer/ MENAHT dancers!
That’s a lot of cool, thoughtful features. I am always happy to support the bundle with my contributions. I hope that you will join me.
I look forward to dancing with you!