About Black Moon Bellydance

Combining the rich heritage of Middle Eastern and eastern European folkloric dance and incredible contemporary fusion, Black Moon Bellydance brings dance tuition and performance to a new level throughout Australia

Yoga for fibromyalgia and ME/CFS


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A regular stretching and conditioning practice is great for flexibility, balance and strength for anyone living with fibromyalgia or ME/CFS.  I am not talking #instagramyogapretzel type contortions, but basic stretches, often altered to accommodate our unique health challenges. Think floor … Continue reading

Self talk, dancing and keeping it real


Sometimes dancing, as much as we love it, can be a source of emotional turmoil and frustration. I don’t think this is always a bad thing. If you are pushing yourself in terms of creativity and skill, it simply goes … Continue reading

Bellydance with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Many in the dance community are unaware I have lived with fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (the more accurate term for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) for over 20 years. As the symptoms progressed, it was clear ballet, gymnastics, athletics and other high … Continue reading

For the beginner dancer


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Preface: This is an article I wrote specifically for bellydancers, though much of it can be applied to most creative endeavours. To the beginner bellydancer…. Congratulations on embarking on your dance journey. Welcome to the alternate reality of beads, tassels, … Continue reading