Entries by Ashley

The Art of Improvisation

Guest Author – Alisa Greer (USA) Today many belly dancers in the US learn our beautiful art exclusively through choreography. Choreography and drilling can be great tools for performing, learning, refining and polishing movements and establishing muscle memory. But choreography can also lead to a focus on perfectionism that doesn’t always serve us well, especially […]

2021 BellyDance Bundle!!

2021 Bellydance Bundle! I am beyond thrilled to announce this – I have been accepted as a Bellydance Bundle Contributor for 2021!! It has been one of my GOALS for the last few years to join this group of dancers & teachers & it finally happened! What is the Bellydance Bundle?? It is an AMAZING […]

When you wanna give up

I recently taught a private class & had a student get very frustrated with herself to the point she wanted to quit. She’s a lovely dancer with training but hadn’t danced much at all during the past year (just restarted my virtual class this past spring). I offered her a spot in my semi-private group […]

Things you should be discussing with your students

Are you discussing these ethics with your students?  While it can be an awkward  discussion, as teachers it is important for us to share this information so that we set our students up with information & common practices that they may not be aware of. Here are a few things you should be discussing with your […]

That 70’s Bellydance Show – Retro Raqs

A TRIBUTE TO THE 70s Bringing you Egyptian, Turkish and Lebanese dance from this often forgotten about era!Ashley Rhianne will be performing in the Retro-Raqs Online Gala Production – That 70’s Bellydance Show October 23, 2021! This weekend will be an all-star studded weekend featuring Shahrzad (Egypt/USA), Esmeralda (Brazil), Azad Khan (Turkey/Germany) and is hosted […]

Raks Quebec October 2021

It has been 2 years in the making of Raks Quebec and thanks to Covid 19 we had to delay it by a year! However this year we are doing it – ONLINE! Ashley Rhianne will be the headliner at this event alongside amazing notable teachers, performers & judges. Join us for 3 days of […]

Being a Beginner Takes Courage

Being a Beginner Takes Courage Do you remember your first dance class?What brought you to this class? What internal drive caused you look up the class time table, to pack your bag, to step foot into the studio? How did you feel to suddenly realize you know nothing about what you were about to do, to […]

New Baladi Video is up!

I had the honour of being asked to dance in the Nova Scotia-based online show Belly Dance Brew in July 2021 (thanks Vanessa!!) and here is the performance! The baby bump is making an appearance also at 17 weeks! Click here to be directed! If you haven’t subscribed to my Youtube Channel – please subscribe! […]

Pregnant! Now what???

Since getting pregnant, I have gotten lost trying to navigate this crazy world! I decided to compile a list of services that I am using so far along my journey to help you in finding your way. Here are a list of resources, & support to help you if you are either on this journey […]