Saturday, October 26, 2013

MC Madness and Video love

I am feeling deeply thankful and inspired today, the MC in Würselen yesterday was pure magic (with magical pants! :)) A huge thank you goes out to all brave participants, and a special shout-out to our beautiful solo dancers Nephélé, Marlène and Sonja.

The topics of this edition included working from the core, integrating arm and hand movements, working with lines and expression, improvisations tips and 'singing with your hips'. I am very curious to see what the next MC will bring! A new Masterclass is planned for Friday, 7th of March, go to the MC page for details and enrollment if you'd like to join us next edition.
The Magical Crazy pants, gifted to me by miss Bozenka herself at Mediterranean Dance Lab, who had been gifted them by miss Shakira (!) at one of her tours. As some of you might know, my dance adventures started in the early nineties by seeing 'that' video, for which Bozenka had taught Shakira her bd-inspired moves :) Ten years later, here we are. My extreme dance legacy pants. <3

As promised, here are the inspirational videos that were mentioned during the MC

Check his website here

Fifi's 'Baladi awad' <3
Enough said :)

Ranya Renées 'Tahtil Shibbak'

Check her (highly recommended!) Baladi instructional DVD here
Ranya's Baladi DVD

And last but definitely not least: The beautiful Shereen
Shereen of Czech Republic's Baladi

Hope you'll Enjoy!
xxx K.

ETA: The next Masterclass is planned for Friday, 7th of March 2014. Hope to see you there, too!

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Check out this awesome and hilarious DVD review by blogger Ramona (aka OccidentalDancer) of Jillian Michaels' famous (or infamous! Especially if you are a BOOTCAMPee :)) 30-day workout DVDs 'Jillian Michaels 30-day shred' and 'ripped in 30'.

It's all true.

Enjoy the read. Made my day!

Back :)

Hello again :) The past few months have really flown by (how is it October already?) so as you can see this blog is due an update or two.

I will be posting some musings and pictures from the past few weeks in the coming days, including piccies from the 'Magie de l'orient' Festival in Luxembourg and my dance adventures at Bozenka's Mediterranean Dance Lab in Crete this September, an amazing experience on so many levels.

Check out a sneak preview of the pictures here on FB.

Labbies on a rock

Also, I am happy to report I've survived my second ballet recital :) Will post piccies (and/or video) as soon as I receive the footage. Thank you miss Constanze!

In the mean time.. What are you reading? I've rediscovered a copy of 'Psychology of dance' and am loving it, right now I'm at the chapter about concentration, in dance practice, rehearsal and performance. A real challenge in these times of online entertainment, I tell you.

My current dance read

Ps: We've updated the Khalida Webpage as well :) Ch-ch-check it out!