Raqs Flow

It's been a while since I've posted something. My confidence as a dancer has been at an all time low for the past two years and I've had some major life changes that include moving across the country....again.

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first ever bellydance workshop with none other than my all time bellydance idol, Sadie Marquardt. Not only is Sadie my personal bellydance idol (and I'm sure many other dancers feel the same way!), but she is one of the most talented and beautiful dancers of all time. I was fortunate enough to not only be able to attend her workshops, but to also be one of the first to test and be certified in Level One of her new program, Raqs Flow.

I had lost all of my confidence as a bellydancer, and almost all of my confidence as simply a dancer. With youtube and social media, I kept seeing these absolutely amazing women (and men!) performing and I would just beat myself up because I felt like I would never be good enough. These workshops and Sadie's Raqs Flow bellydance training program changed all of that. I took the "die hard" package - and man, did I get what I paid for a more! I think I'm going to sleep for days! Whooo!!!

Raqs Flow is more than just a series of workshops or lessons, it's a mentorship program, and that's what I have been craving. I am now engaged in a true teacher-student relationship where I give of myself, and my teacher gives herself. It's beautiful, and it's what dance training should be. Truly, I am blessed. الحمدلله

I can't wait for the next level! Look out, world!

Shout out to all of my new bellydance sisters! <3 you all! A special high five to all of the Raqs Flow ladies!

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I fell in love with belly dancing when I was 16 years old. I was a Russian dancer with a group from my church and we were performing at an international party when I saw belly dancing for the first time. I couldn't stop watching the dancer and decided from that point on that I would focus all of my dance energy on belly dancing. The rest is history...


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