The Belly Dance Studio

Don’t Shy Away From A Shimmy – Belly Dance IS For You!

Today on the website, The New Indian Express, Aparna Chandra of Bangalore published a great article about the benefits of Belly Dance — and why YOU shouldn’t Shy Away From A Shimmy  We couldn’t wait to share this excerpt with you!!! “Bellydancing is both a relaxing and enlivening dance that can help tone the body […]

Tabata Bootcamp™ at The Belly Dance Studio

Tabata Bootcamp™ It Will Change The Way You Think About Exercise!   Tabata Bootcamp™  is an multi-week group training program that is based on High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) using the 20-10 Microburst Training Protocol.  Members receive an easy and individually formatted program and participate in weekly workouts that will result in true, successful weight loss […]

Addiction to Sugar More Powerful Than Cocaine

As we rapidly fall into the holiday feasting, an interesting factoid from FitnessRX Magazine caught our eye: “Sugar Addiction More Powerful Than Cocaine” Really????   Does this mean that all those pageant mom’s on Toddlers and Tiara’s are really pushing drugs when they are pouring pixie-sticks down their throats???    That’s just our opinion.  Here’s what the […]

Your Health Begins With “D”

We LOVE the end of daylight savings…cooler weather, sleeping a little longer and less hot sunlight streaming into The Belly Dance Studio. But this time of year does have it’s gloomy side – and that can effect your health! With less sunlight, comes less of our “sunshine vitamin,” also known as D3.  According to many […]

Getting Defensive Or Being Offended?

From Michele Harrington, owner of The Belly Dance Studio (professionally known as Dilara Sultan) As a belly dancer of many years, I feel defensive sometimes. I am very, very active in the community.  I cannot count the number of times when I am at a local small business networking event or even a Chamber of […]

Watermelon Soup — with Feta!!

  Watermelon  Soup — with Feta!!     What do we still have right now in Southeast Texas?  Even though it’s September, we still have the sweet summer taste of watermelons. . .watermelon is still in season!  Albiet not for long, pumpkins are quickly replacing them in the produce aisle shortly.   While we still […]

Why Popeye’s Girlfriend is Our BFF – Olive Oil!

Why Popeye’s Girlfriend is Our BFF – Olive Oil! Okay, we know the difference between fact and fiction, and Popeye’s girlfriend’s name was actually spelled Olive OYL, but we just had to grab your attention to one of our BFFs at The Belly Dance Studio.   Here’s some surprising uses for this healthy kitchen staple: […]

Water On The Rocks, Shimmied Not Stirred

The latest nutrition recommendations from the US Dept of Agriculture advised  people to drink water when they’re thirsty.  Seems like a no-brainer, huh?  But unfortunately it’s something we ALL need to be reminded of. These recommendations were based on data dealing with dehydration, temperature regulation and metabolic control.  Many nutritional scientists strongly disagreed.  Many partially […]

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