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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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. :-)