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Can Self-Taught Belly Dancers Be Professional?

A belly dancer on "India's Got Talent" declares herself a self-taught professional. Her dance chops are undeniable, but can a dancer without formal training be considered at a professional level? You tell us in this week's poll.

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Will Yoga Make You a Better Belly Dancer?

Practice makes perfect, but what practice is essential to becoming a better belly dance? Is belly dance alone the key to success, or do other practices such as yoga hold a key to developing your skills?

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Should Strippers Be Allowed To Take Belly Dance Classes?

Belly dance instructors represent the front lines influencing public perception of belly dance. So how do you respond to adult entertainers who are interested in taking a belly dance class?

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Belly Dancers React: When is it Appropriate to Mix Belly Dance & Politics?

In light of Dilara's blog, "Hi, I'm Dilara Sultan and I Don't Approve of This Message", we asked the belly dance community to tell us when it's appropriate to take a political stance as a belly dancer.

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A Pole Poll: What's the Worst Part of this Belly Dance/Pole Dance Fusion Video?

This week, our poll is about a pole. You tell us: what's the worst thing about this video combining belly dance & pole dancing? Besides the fact that it was conceived at all, of course.

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Is Dilara Right On or Totally Nuts in Her Blog About The Latest Belly Dance Commercial?

Belly dance is back on TV, this time in a commercial for... air conditioning? We can't tell whether the commercial itself or Dilara's reaction is stirring up belly dancers more. Share your opinion in this week's poll.

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A married Monty Python comedian loves a "belly dancer" despite age difference - what do YOU think?

Dilara's out of the office, and the HipMix.net team needs YOUR help deciphering this unconventional love story concerning Terry Jones, a comedian of the Monty Python fame, adultery, age differences, and a case of the mistaken belly dancer.

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Do you have to be young, thin & attractive to be a professional belly dancer?

We know belly dancers come in all shapes, sizes, ages and genders, but does the same hold true when a belly dancer chooses to go professional? Thirty-five year old professional belly dancer Farahnaz Raboudan thinks so, but we want to know what you think.

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POLL: Which is Your Favorite "Stuff Belly Dancers Say" Video?

We can't ignore the viral video phenomenon that is "Stuff Someone Says" any longer. Two different videos have surfaced that have a little fun with common belly dance sayings, and it's up to our readers to pick a winner

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Poll: Does This Belly Dancing Motorcyclist Crash and Burn?

Does combining hip scarves and Harley Davidson motorcycles make for a successful fusion? Watch this YouTube belly dance video and share your opinion in HipMix.net's poll.

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Belly Dancers Ring In 2012 and Chime In On Belly Dance Resolutions

Belly Dance Resolutions.... did you make some?  Do you need inspiration?  Check out what dancers world-wide have shared with HipMix.net

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What is a Belly Dance Diva? Take the Poll here

Ah, the belly dance diva. This is a phrase we hear often, but is it a good or a bad term? You tell us.

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6-Year Old Belly Dancing on German T.V.

A recent belly dance performance by a 6-year-old on Germany's Got Talent (Das Supertalent) was met with some strong reactions from viewers, both positive & negative. Share your opinion here.

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Sienna Shimmies... But Are Belly Dancers Inspired?

Sneak peeks of Sienna in her sparkling belly dance costume have started making waves around the internet. How do you feel about her transition into a belly dancer?

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Ellen Degeneres Belly Dance Video - What Do YOU Think?

Celebrity Ellen Degeneres shimmies & shakes her version of belly dance on last week's episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show. What is your reaction? Watch the video and vote to weigh in.

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What shoes do you wear during belly dance performances?

We asked our readers about their preference of performance foot wear, and these were the most popular responses. Weigh in with your vote!

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Belly Dance Experience: How Much is Enough?

We've all heard stories of "6-Week Wonders," becoming belly dance teachers, so HipMix.net is asking YOU our trusted belly dancers: what's the magic number of dance years you should have BEFORE becoming a Belly dance teacher?

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"The #1 Health Benefit I've Gotten From Belly Dance Is..."

Learning belly dance has many unexpected benefits, one of which is the sheer physical intensity of the art form. Share the health benefits you've experienced that might encourage a newcomer to try belly dance for themselves.

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"When I Say I Belly Dance, The Strangest Thing Someone Said To Me Was..."

We have all heard the stereotypical responses from those who first learn about our passion, but read on as HipMix.net fans and followers share some of the most outrageous comments they have received.

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Belly Dancers and Musicians Share Their Sources Of Inspiration

How would you answer this question: "Who is your source of inspiration in your belly dance journey?" We have men & women from all over the world sharing their answers with HipMix.net.

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"When It Comes To Belly Dance, I Wish More People..."

Another great discussion was started this week via Dilara Sultan and her Facebook Fan Page and Twitter. See how your fellow dancers responded.

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"My Personal Belly Dance Motto is..."

We love the interaction we share with our belly dance friends around the world.  Last week’s Finish The Sentence Fun poll we had a nice response!  Read more to see how people finished this statement:

“My personal belly dance motto is...”

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"Now That I Belly Dance, I've Learned..."

We love how belly dancers share their wit and wisdom. A little while back Dilara Sultan posted a "Finish The Sentence Fun," on her Facebook Fan Page and Twitter.

See how others answered and be sure to share your answers too!
“Now That I Belly Dance, I’ve Learned....

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