Episode 62: Ariellah

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It's been a long time, YIPpers, but we are back! (And more giggly than usual, I'm afraid...don't expect a lot of substance from this episode!) This episode features the fabulous Ariellah!! She's pretty fantastic, articulate and awesome and we hope you enjoy! We've also got a couple new music recommendations and some random eye candy (scroll down). Happy yipping!

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On This Episode:
30 Day Plank Challenge

You can do this, girl. I believe in you!

 I couldn't find a picture of a sexy guy with a  2x4...so I added this instead...
Princess Farhana - The Belly Dance Handbook: A Companion For The Serious Dancer
Tempest's Teapot - Tending the Flame Without Burning Out
Laura Barselou
Lacey Sanchez - Florida Tribal Dance
Third Coast Tribal Fest

Alla Kushnir and her fabulous...eye makeup.

Belly Dance for Change - flickr pics
Suhaila Salimpour
Note: As of this moment....www.IPunchDancers.com is available for purchase! :-P
The Peace Corps
Rick Astley - Okay, yes, I know who this is....
Deshret Dance Company
Lindsey Stirling (Oh and this ep is so old, her new album is now out AND the concert I am going to is this Thursday!!!!  -Tammy)
Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling - "Radioactive"
Crystallize - Lindsey Stirling
Moon Trance - Lindsey Stirling

Featured Music:

Album: Orient Noir: A West-Eastern Diva - Amazon or
Song 1: We Daret El Ayam - Salwa Abou Greisha
Song 2: The 2nd Night in Mohamed 'Ali Street - Mahmoud Fadl
Song 3: Im Nin'Alu - Watcha Clan

Album: Lindsey Stirling - Amazon or
Album: Lindsey Stirling
Songs: Crystallize, Song of the Caged Bird, Moon Trance

Additional Music:

Album: The Gathering Season - Amazon or
Artist: Solace
Song: Huda

Episode 61: Jill Parker

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Whoa! Three cheers for another unintentional YIP hiatus! (Anyone? Anyone? No?) Okay, well then Happy New Year, YIPpers! We're back from a long (I think our longest ever??) break and getting back in the podcasting grooooove! We missed all of you! Ahhhhhh!! We're so exCIted!! And we just can't HIDE it!! This episode features the fabulous "Mother of Tribal Fusion" herself...Jill Parker!! (More fan-girl SCREAMING!!!)

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On This Episode:

Asharah's blog - "Live Onstage - or Why don't you stop recording and just watch the show"
31 Signs You're a Bellydancer
Mahin Bellydance Quickies - Contact Mahin!
Bhuz.com - Vaseline on your teeth

Raqs in the City - Najla's Belly Dance blog - "Baby Your Bling"
Stuff you NEED! Trust me!!: E6000® , clear fingernail polish , Fray Check
The Pink Coinbelt Chronicles - Tales of a boy and his hip scarf - "Hot and Bothered"
15 Fabulous Ways to use Vaseline
The Tribal Way - "Choose to be kind to yourself"
Tribal Mind - The cool April Rose interview!
Tribal Solstice
Donna Mejia
Sherri Wheatley
April Rose
The Fab Principessa Ann on Facebook!
Arish Lam playlist on YouTube
Zoe Jakes mask routine
The best scene in "Drumline"!!! Muh ha haaa!!! MARCHING BAND!!!
Phil Thornton
Jill Parker
Carolena Nericcio
Michael McElhaney and The Stud
Azure Bellydance (Michael McElhaney and Andra Young)

Jill's wrist tattoos
Image courtesy of: The Dancer's Eye

Featured Music:

Artist: FestiByn - Amazon or
Album: Balkan Express
Songs: Dönme Bana Sevgilim, Sparaben i Staden, Besame Mucho

Artists: Helm and Phil Thornton - Amazon or
Album: Tribal Spirit
Songs: Lovar Jivera (trad. Rajasthan), Le Rosier Blanc (trad. France), Lashir Spirit (trad. Yemen)

Additional Music:

Album: The Gathering Season - Amazon or
Artist: Solace
Songs: All

No-Sew T-shirt Skirt

So, I thought I'd gotten the idea from Generation T, but now I can't find what I specifically did in there. So...sorry for not giving credit where credit is due, but here are the steps:

  1. Cut the sleeves and collar off of a T-shirt (since this skirt version doesn't taper the fabric in at the waist at all I recommend using a shirt that fits you rather snugly, or you'll have weird bunched up fabric around your waist). If you'd like a straight edge at the bottom of the skirt then just cut off the whole section from under each sleeve (at the armpit) to the other side. I like the look of little slits at the side, so I didn't cut straight across.

  2. Cut a hole in the bottom hem of the shirt. The bottom will now become the waistband. Using a safety pin - or a bodkin - thread 1/4" elastic or a strip of fabric through the bottom hem. (I used a piece of stretchy fabric, which gave me a cute bow with some cute dangle-y ties, but also made the waist super elastic comfy). If you're planning to just put in elastic then you can make the hole on the inside of the shirt hem so that the hole is hidden.

  3. Ta-da! It looks a little boxy in this pic, but that's only because my floor has no curves. It's actually pretty flattering for a 5 minute project! :-) Don't forget that this skirt version turns the shirt upside down, so if your T-shirt will look weird upside down then don't do this version. I think the Beats Antique logo looks fine upside down, so I didn't mind it being flipped. :-)

YIP Snip 6: Dance - Life Balance

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Welcome to YIP Snip! This week's topic is Dance - Life Balance!

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In This Episode:
YIP on Facebook
Blood on the Veil
Hip Expressions Events
Finding Balance in a Dancer's Life

Background Music:

Artist: Phil Thornton - Amazon or
Album: Nexus Tribal
Songs: Ederlezi Trance, The Broadoak Sheik, In The Bubble,  Bay City Shimmy, Duma Sa Duma 

Episode 60: April Rose

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Whassup, YIPpers?? We are back in the game with an awesome interview with April Rose - an alumna of UNMATA and the Bellydance Superstars - AND a special mini-moment with Zoe Jakes! Tammy updates us on what's going on around the web, Mary gives a (somewhat overdue) revue of Tribal Con, and both of them wonder how they managed to mention so many silly video clips in one episode. Hmmm....

Photo by Pixie Vision

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On This Episode:

"Does Your Teacher Have Your Best Interest At Heart?" - Sa'diyya (via Gilded Serpent)
"Reversal of a Policy - Men In Class" - Shay's blog Adventures of a Tribal Dancer
"iPhone make up App...FREE" - Make up and Hair for Dancers (tribe.net)
"Thought for the Week" - Tribal Pilgrims (Sakura Tribal blog)
Dance Walking Fitness with Ben Aaron (youtube.com)
My top three awesome flash mob scenes from Step Up 4: (Who cares about plot?)
 - Restaurant mob (not my favorite dance, really, but I love the song!)
 - Office mob
 - Opening street scene 

Mardi Love and Ela Rogers come to South Florida! (I'm totes going!!!)
Datura Online
Sedona Soul Fire
Sara Beaman at Tribal Con 2013
Sahira at Tribal Con 2013
Amy and Kari being awesome during a soundboard glitch
Jaylee at Tribal Con 2013
"Afterglow" - Phaeleh feat. Soundmouse
Sparrow - "Weight of the World" at Alternacirque
"Jack Sparrow" - The Lonely Island feat. Michael Bolton
April Rose
Tribal Con
"Critical languages" government grants
"April Rose, Dance documentary"
Suhaila Salimpour
April Rose's "Keeping On" set at Tribal Fest 2012
Gilded Serpent Gig Bag
Aubre Hill
April Rose in "I See You" (The part we talked about starts at about 1:50)
April Rose in "Parasitic" (My favorite part starts at 1:40! Creepy!!)
Los Angeles Bellydance Academy - Stevie Cabaret (a.k.a. Stefanya)
April Rose in her short drum solo with BDSS

April Rose in her super cute stripe-y top! - Photo by Leah Perry

Earth Ships
Yacht rock
Rihanna "Pour It Up" (Money song)
Rihanna "Birthday Cake" (I like this choreo...)
Stina Nordenstam "Little Star"
Woody Guthrie "This Land Is Your Land"
Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
Savage Lovecast
The Dinner Party Download
Goats Screaming Like Humans
Taylor Swift and the Goats
True Facts About the Seahorse
Yip Yip Aliens from Sesame Street
Skip vonKuske
ElitrickKids (on SoundCloud)
Zoe Jakes and Beats Antique
Extra Action Marching Band

Featured Music:

Album: Set Sail - Amazon or
Artist: Sparrow
Songs: Weight of the World, Bird Song, Set Sail

Album: Tribal Beats, Vol. 3 - Amazon or
Track 1: "Loss" - Skip vonKuske
Track 2: "Rock the Whole Planet" - Fingathing
Track 3: "Eli Saidi" - ElitrickKids

Additional Music:
Album: The Gathering Season - Amazon or
Artist: Solace
Songs: All

YIP Snip 5: Improv

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Welcome to YIP Snip! This week's topic is Improv! (Pre apology for Mary being sick this week!)

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In This Episode:
YIP on Facebook
Ted Talk Video that started this whole discussion!
Thanks again Sara Arrell!
Nadira Jamal Classes
Let me Google that for you!
Hipmix about Improv
Princess Farhana Blog about Improv

Background Music:

Artist: Amon Tobin -Amazon or
Albums: Permutation & Supermodified
Songs: Sordid, Nightlife, People like Frank, Sultan Drops, Slowly, Chocolate Lovely, Keepin' it Steel (The Anvil)

Episode 59: Carol Tandava Henning

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Welcome to over an hour of awesome! This episode features an interview with the fabulous and talented Carol Tandava Henning! A bellydancer with a strong theater background, Carol Tandava has been taking her one woman show - "Blood on the Veil" - around the country to rave reviews!! (Well, Tammy and I are raving about it, in any case!) Mary also catches up on her bellydance magazine reading and Tammy bemoans her lack of Twitter followers (we're looking at you, Princess Farhana!).

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In This Episode:
"Creating a Healthy Belly Dance Community" by Princess Farhana
Follow Tammy on Twitter! (LOL!!)
Lotus Dance Studio (Alina's school)
Driving the Saudis - Purchase on Amazon
Fuse Magazine
Akasha Afsana - Craft Creations (my fave part of Fuse!)
Meagan Mayada Hesham
Randee Ryder-Ahrens
Thalia del Fuego - DVD reviews on Amazon
Sara Haase (a.k.a. Contrapposto) on DeviantART
Onca O'Leary
John Compton
Melissa Murphey - Bellydance Sheet Music DOT com!!
Ishtar on Facebook
Carol Tandava Henning - Dark Lady Dances (blog)
Blood on the Veil - In San Francisco on April 5th, 2013!! GO BUY A TICKET!!
Tamalyn Dallal - Purchase "They Told Me I Couldn't" on Amazon
Beats Antique

Featured Artists:

Artist: Ishtar - Amazon or
Album: Belly Rock
Songs: Shashkin, Misirlou, Garoon Garoon

Artist: Beats Antique - Amazon or
Album: Contraption Vol. 2
Songs: Crush, Crooked Muse, Bloody Bones

Additional Music:

Album: The Gathering Season by Solace - Amazon or

YIP Snip 4: Solos

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Welcome to YIP Snip! This week's topic is Solos!

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In This Episode:
YIP on Facebook
Lights by Ellie Goulding Remix by Bassnectar - Amazon or
Michelle Obama Arms!
Lacey (Florida Tribal Dance)
Dexter's Theme Song  (Whoa!!! The Ending Theme is awesome!) - Amazon or
Angel Theme Song - Amazon or
Mr Brooks Theme Song - Amazon or
Phoenicia and Fan Veil
Carolena Nericcio Flutters (about 2 mins in, but the whole performance is gorgeous!)
The Choreographer's Notebook: Standard Edition by Julia R. Zay - Amazon  (Oh and I know I said Choreographer incorrectly... wah wah)

Background Music:

Artist: Phil Thornton - Amazon or
Album: Nexus Tribal
Songs: Ederlezi Trance, The Broadoak Sheik, In The Bubble,  Bay City Shimmy, Duma Sa Duma