Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Belly Dance Affirmations

I am very happy to share my latest venture with you today.

A few months ago Kyria of the Netherlands contacted me (and several other dancers) to collaborate on a great project: We were asked to each send input for a set of free(!) printable affirmation cards for belly dancers, to help inspire and motivate in dance, dance practice, and life.
Affirmation cards - download them here!

Below you can find a link to download the set of free affirmations I've created for this project:


Using affirmations is a powerful and easy way to create 'positive input' for yourself, and it can have motivational effects that last throughout your day.

I used to write my affirmations down into my journal, to start my dance days 'right', but now I simply use the cards we've created physically by printing out the sheet, cutting out the individual affirmations and including them into my journal pages.

We've created a digital treasure hunt so you get to visit every dancer's page to see how they used the affirmation cards and download their PDF file. There are five sheets of affirmations waiting for you to get started!

Check out the other dancer's belly dance affirmation sheets and websites below, as well as Kyria's Blog for tips on how to create a beautiful 'card deck' out of them.

Falling in love with the music and movements of belly dance is what got Kyria started, inspiring her students by teaching belly dance is what keeps her going. She is available for classes, workshops and performances in the Utrecht area in The Netherlands. After teaching weekly classes for over a decade she figured it was time to reach out to dancers all over the world and offer resources to students, teachers and performers on www.bellydanceresources.com. Her first Kickstarter for Belly Dance Practice Dice will go live in February 2017.


Andalee is an Oriental dancer and instructor from Durham, North Carolina, now based in Montpellier, France. Her dance style is based in Egyptian belly dance and American Cabaret belly dance. Her mission is to promote belly dance as a respected and valid performance art. She teaches her students that belly dance is truly accessible to anyone by exploring the different techniques and styles of belly dance. In 2013, Andalee founded Belly Dance at Any Size after learning about size-acceptance and Health at Every Size. The website is a resource for building self-esteem and a positive body image for belly dancers.


Khalida is a multi-award winning professional belly dance performer and instructor, born in Belgium and living in Germany. She currently offers personal coaching, instructional dvd’s and workshops as well as high-quality performances.  In August 2017 she hosts the first Movespiration congress in Wurselen, Germany. The goal of this weekend is to share her biggest discoveries, learnings and inspirations of the past year(s) in dance and movement in the form of a 2-day movement and dance intensive, featuring guest classes/workshops from teachers from different movement disciplines/arts, as well as personalized (belly)dance technique and movement guidance.

Mao Murakami

Mao Murakami is the founder of a DIY belly dance costume website, Sparkly Belly, where belly dancers can learn to sew and DIY their own costumes, even if they are new to sewing!
She turned her love of belly dance and costumes into one website, empowering belly dancers with sewing and DIY skills, and help them feel beautiful and confident on stage. What’s belly dancing without sparkly costumes that celebrate your uniquely beautiful body?
Check out her free tutorials (65 of them and counting!) at SparklyBelly.com.

Zahra Zuhair

International performer, workshop instructor, and choreographer, Zahra is world renowned for her knowledge, authenticity, and dedication to the art of Middle Eastern dance. Raised in raqs sharqi from a young age, Zahra is known for her musicality and classic, elegant style. She is the artistic director of PoNaNa Dance Theatre (loosely meaning a blend of many things) and has written and choreographed productions intertwining Arabian tales and dance, since 1997. Los Angeles, California has been Zahra’s home base since 1984, where she has been one of LA’s most esteemed teachers for many years. Her always-evolving style keeps students, old and new, coming back for more.

Visit Zahra Zuheir’s website for her affirmations

Enjoy and feel free to share!

xx Kim/Khalida

www.khalidadance.com - www.inspirationnation.de

PS: My own affirmations download link can be found here: www.khalidadance.com/affirmations

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