Welcome to online belly dance with Delilah and friends.

Visionary Dance Productions has spread the love of the art of belly dancing over
the entire world. Read here for customer feedback, reviews and awards. Want to
send your own Love Letter or give us feedback on our products? We’d love to hear
from you!

Love Letters from Visionary Belly Dance Fans


Awards

Fire at the Iao/A Retro Choreography
IAMED Award Winner 2003
“Best Instructional Belly Dance Program on Video or DVD”

Absolutely Beginning Belly Dance
Giza Academy Video and Music Award Winner 2001
“Amina’s Choice Most Inspirational”

Delilah & Sirocco Live & Wild
Giza Academy Video and Music Award Winner 1998
“Best Live Performance of a Solo Belly Dance”
“Best Choreography for the Camera, Innovative”


Reviews

Delilah’s Bellydance Workshop Volumes I & II video review by Victoria Anderson

Delilah’s Belly Dance Workshop Volume I a review by Shira

Delilah’s Bellydance Workshop Volume III video review by Victoria Anderson

Dance, Delilah, Dance! by Shakira

Dance to the Great Mother by Gaby Oeftering

A Retro Choreography a review by Shira

Fire at the Iao a review by Shira

Dance to the Great Mother a review by Shira

Dance to the Great Mother by Mara Makeda

Delilah & Sirocco, Live & Wild by Shakira

Tales of the Night Wind music review by Laurel Victoria Gray

Rapture Rumi, Music to Dance, Make Love and Die By by Delilah

Rapture Rumi music review by Patina Rayna Maya

Delilah’s Belly Dance Costume Workshop video review by Sherezzah


Customer Feedback

“I just wanted to take a moment to say that I am a very satisfied customer! I have recently purchased all three workshop videos and I find that they are the best instructional videos out there. I have several other videos which I purchased before discovering your website and now I want to give them away because I only want to watch Delilah’s videos. I am just a beginner and already my dancing has drastically improved thanks to Delilah’s videos. I also love the website, I find the pictures and articles inspiring and motivating.

At first I only wanted to learn how to bellydance because I thought it looked so sexy but now that I practice it more regularly, I’m learning about it’s many other uses. It’s very relaxing, almost like yoga or tai-chi; it has helped to improve my posture, self-esteem and body-awareness. It has also helped improve my meditation.

So thank you so much for all your hard work, keeping up the website and making these videos available to the public. Keep up the good work.”

YB, New York, NY


“Delilah’s videos are always so timeless… very engaging and useful for all levels and all passages a dancer might be going through. I continually revisit them and am still challenged and inspired…”

EV, Lindenwold NJ


“Thank you Delilah! I love your videos and want to share with everyone in the world how great they are! Happy dancing!”

Khaalida


“Just thought I’d send a note… I received the videos Vol I-III and wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed them. Although my busy schedule has not allowed me to practice dancing as much as I would wish, I must tell you as a beginner I have learned more by following the instructions in your videos than I did when taking a class. Thank you.”

PT, Aqua Dulce CA


“I have been practicing on and off with your videos, and I’m so glad that I’ve chosen your videos. I don’t have a live teacher to teach me, but your videos are perfect for people like me. You should come out with a book called ‘Belly Dance for Dummies’. You’ve taken the guess work out and made belly dance workable.

Since you are my only teacher, probably for the next 3 years (I live on Okinawa with my family and Marine corps hubby), I can honestly say that I think that I will be able to dance with some skill by the time we leave the island. I hope to be able to teach basic belly dance on the island before we leave.

I’m extremely grateful for your website, and hope to be able to go to one of your retreats one day. Thank you for everything.”

GQ, FPO CA


“This is really a fun and unique instructional dance DVD. There is nothing to compare to it. Every true belly dancer must have this lesson!” About Gypsy Veil Dance: A Primer to 9/8 Rhythm V.B., Seattle WA

“Very much appreciate the video tapes. Your approach of shapes makes it so much easier to bring the information inside whereas others simply list moves and count off eight beats. One of the many things to learn: the rhythms and movement. I enjoy ‘keeping my pencil on the paper’, as you say in Volume 1.”

Khrystynne, AK


“Delilah’s costumes and dancing is gorgeous!” B. H., La Mesa CA


“Delilah is a Veil Tamer!” S. T., Farmington NM


“The video is excellent, my wife is very happy with it and we will be ordering some more CDs and another video in the future.”

AS, Great Britain


“It was wonderful to meet you at Rakkasah East! I have long been enjoying your video presence, so it was such a blessing to meet you in person. This morning I watched ‘Live & Wild.’ WOW!!! Such gorgeousness. I love what comes through your dancing! Your work, the instructional videos, the performance videos, your website, have all inspired me to come on out of my shell as a woman, and as a bellydancer. There are no words for the healing I’ve received while working with your videos. Very deep. Thank you, Delilah!”

JLD, Baltimore MD


“I received your Beginner’s Belly Dancing DVD about 2 weeks ago, and am very excited about all of belly dancing! … More than anything, I have been following your instructions, because there is no distractions, and I can concentrate along with you without hindrance. There are many reasons that I would like to learn this expression from within. It’s beautiful, and self enrapturing. I want to move the way I want to, with no embarrassment and with total freedom. It feels good. I look forward to any future video’s that I will be ordering from you, and all the instruction that I can get. Thank you so much.”

PS, Baltimore MD


“I just finished watching your video Absolute Beginning, and I wanted to say how much i enjoyed it; I will be putting it to practical use immediately! I also visited the web club and found many items of great interest… I am a teacher in San Diego. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I really love your teaching VHS & DVDs.”

MS, San Diego CA


“The Web Club is such a unique, wonderful incentive! I am enjoying Fire and Retro. Delilah’s videos are always so timeless; very engaging and useful for all levels and all passages a dancer might be going through. I continually revisit them and am still challenged and inspired. I am also enjoying Steven’s music. It is broadening my ideas about belly dance and is giving me the courage not to be so strict in my interpretations of what belly dance is and isn’t.

I have borrowed my friend’s Absolute Beginners and I’m getting ready to order it. What a unique approach to body awareness… Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that you reached and continue, through your products, to reach out in a meaningful way to someone way over here in New Jersey. I appreciate and value you, as many of us over here do!”

EV, Lindenwold NJ


“I would just like to say that I bought the DVD version of Beginning Bellydance, and I absolutely love it. I feel like I have my own instructor in the room. I’m hoping you’ll be releasing the Vol I, II & III on DVD also, because you’ll have a guaranteed customer here.”

HW, Chicago IL


“The Absolute Beginning Bellydance video… I love it! I’ve been working with it and especially love and replay the ‘philosophy of bellydance’ talk. I find it extremely motivating right now. And I love the beginning montage of your performances. Thank you so much!”

JD, Baltimore MD


Here is a sampling of some of the mail, email and other forms of correspondence that we receive. There is a great reward in knowing that we can share our talents in a way that truly touches and contributes to other people’s lives. We hope that you enjoy reading these thoughts as much as we enjoyed receiving them. Thanks!

Dear Delilah and Family,
I just love that your DVDs and videos are all family produced and family focused! Great job to all!!!  I have loved Absolute Beginning, Fire at the Iao and the Workshop  video series I, 2, and 3. Service is quick for those like me — anxious  beginners. I can’t tell you enough how this dance and your kind words  in the videos have helped me physically (getting in better shape), mentally  and spiritually (also getting in better shape).  As a woman I now feel so much more connected and in love with myself,  my body, and yes my belly — it is no longer an “ugly,” bumpy, esthetically  unpleasing object, but a beautiful life giving source of energy and love — a  beautiful message that you repeat in your videos. I cannot believe how truly distorted my view was and how ashamed and uncomfortable I felt. It’s amazing how aspects of our Americanized culture and our society negatively affects our  view of being female! It’s a slow process to heal and change! Physically, my belly is in better shape than it has ever been (I actually have a waist!) but it is no longer hidden out of shame. I can’t begin to tell you how liberating the  dance feels. I just had to write you and tell you and your family who produce these  wonderful products that not only are you teaching a beautiful art form, but you  are healing the world (I wish more people around the world would listen regardless of whether they dance or not). Believe me, your healing message  is being heard. Thank you!!!

Tania, Austin, TX


Delilah:  I wanted you to know that I have many instructional videos but I tell everyone, if they have no other videos except Delilah’s Belly Dance Workshop Volumes 1, 2, 3 they can learn to belly dance and even dance professionally!

Lejla Sas, Hawaii


Dear Delilah,
Marhaba to you! I wanted to let you know that I think that your site is great,  a wonderful resource of belly dance. I highly recommend your lovely website to all of my clients, fans, students and colleagues. As an Arab, I love how  you present this art form with such class! Shukran!

Soraya


Hello,
I’d like to start by saying I’m a big fan. I recently purchased Absolute Beginning Bellydance on DVD and a weight belt to go with it. I love the DVD, it certaintly grows on you… The section on arms is breathless. Thank you very much, especially for the wonderful website and information bank.

Nuwra


Dear Delilah,
I just wanted to let you know that I have received and watched Vols. I, II and III. They are wonderful! You give such insightful advice on the dance itself and on ourselves as dancers. It’s nice to get the emotional process as well as the physical procedure of the dance. Moves that I have done easily, gained so much more in their execution; more curve, more power, more control, more nuance after using the instruction you give… even after one workout! Even the use of my eyes is worlds better. Moves that I have  NEVER been able to do, such as the belly roll, are now actually developing… The dimension and clarity you give in your instruction of the dance is exactly what I need. It is also, unfortunately what is missing in a LOT of instructional dance tapes.  I know that my classes are still the best way to learn the dance, but your videos give  me an extra, added leg up (no pun intended) on my own progress. You are a truly  beautiful dancer and an amazing teacher… even from a distance. Thank you! Yours in Dance,

Bonnie


Delilah,
I just received Delilah’s Bellydance Workshop series and can say FINALLY  I’ve been taught by someone who not only knows her stuff,but is exactly the kind  of teacher that makes sense to a pagan, yoga-loving, belly-dancing freak like me! I have over 15 belly dance tapes and they are worthless to me now. You are so talented,  yet so sincere, that you are truly likened to a goddess teaching dance in your joy of it!  Thank you, thank you, thank you! Even of all the actual classes I’ve taken with a  teacher in studio, none have compared to the humanity, spirituality, and talent of  these tapes! Brightest Blessings,

Kayla


Hi there,
I just thought I would drop you a line to say I received the videos you sent last week,  they took less than a week to get here, which is amazing. I am so pleased with them,  they are very inspirational and have made me realize how much I still have to learn!  I will be busy practicing those backbends for a very long time!! You make it look so easy, I could watch you for hours. Thank you again
Jane


Dear Delilah and Steven:
I want to take this opportunity to express my very deep appreciation of the Beginner’s video I recently purchased… Delilah’s arm movements are the most beautiful forms of dancing I have ever seen. Sincerely,

Robin


Greetings!
I am a high school teacher, and often have little ‘self’ time, plus lots of stress. I really love using the “Absolute Beginning Belly Dance” video for the stretch/ritual warm-up routine. Lots of times when I get home from school,  I am completely beat and suffering from tension related back, shoulder and  neck pain. When I take the half hour to do the warmup, I find that the tension  and back pain vanish, and I feel better!!! And then I usually find enough  energy to do something for myself and really boost my mood… thank you  for the careful way you put the video together!!! From a dancer in spirit… Hawkdancer I just wanted to send you a quick note complimenting you on a totally gorgeous web site and your wonderful sense of humor. I was wandering the web… and  stumbled across your site in a google search. It is gorgeous work and I will be  sure to direct some belly dancers I know to your site.

Joel


Delilah,
I had a wonderful experience taking your beginning classes, I find you to be a wonderful teacher!! Thank You Sincerely,

Sandra


Love the website. I have been dancing for 3 years now. During that time  I have learned so much about how to take care and even help cure my own  body. I love my body now and enjoy every breath I dance. Cheers

Wendy Whyte


Thank you Delilah!
I love your videos and want to share with everyone in the world how great  they are!!!! Someday I hope to save money, and get time off work to come  to one of your retreats! I have heard from dancers that have attended what  an incredible experience they are. You’re the best, Delilah.
happy dancing

Khaalida


Greetings! I just want to share with you how much I have enjoyed the  information you have on bellydancing during pregnancy. I had my first son  just three months ago and danced throughout my entire pregnancy . . . being  pregnant is a time of joy and celebration.  i am looking forward to ordering the Bellydancing and Pregancy video that you  carry as well as Dance to the Great Mother. I am overjoyed that you have these  videos available to encourage other women to feel proud of their bodies and  celebrate birth.  Eternal Blessings,

SamiTe’


Dear Delilah,
It was wonderful to meet you at Rakkasah East! I have long been enjoying  your video presence, so it was such a blessing to meet you in person. This  morning I watched “Live & Wild” WOW!!! Such gorgeousness. I love what  comes through your dancing! Your work, the instructional videos, the  performance videos, your website, have all inspired me to come on out of my  shell as a woman, and as a bellydancer. There are no words for the healing  I’ve received while working with your videos. Very deep. Thank you, Delilah!
Much love to you,

Jennifer


Hello,
I just wanted to take a moment to say that I am a very satisfied customer!  I have recently purchased Delilah’s Belly Dance Workshop series and  I find that they are the best instructional videos out there. I have several  other videos which I purchased before discovering your website and now  I want to give them away because I only want to watch Delilah’s videos.  I am just a beginner and already my dancing has drastically improved thanks  to Delilah’s videos. I also love the website, I find the pictures and articles  inspiring and motivating.  I would just like to say that I bought the DVD version of Absolute  Beginning Bellydance, and I absolutely love it. I feel like I have my  own instructor in the room. I’m hoping you’ll be releasing the Vol I,  II, III on DVD also, because you’ll have a guaranteed customer here.  Thanks,

Holly, Chicago


Hi,
Thanks for the great customer service. I got the new replacement tape last  Wednesday (7 Aug). Never had an int’l delivery so fast (both first and  second delivery). The new tape is in good condition; and I really enjoy all  three of them.  Thanks again.

K. S. F., Singapore


Dear Delilah,
The Enchantress Dress is even more beautiful than I thought it would be!!!  It was a nice pick-me-up after the recent events with my mom, who was in a car accident. I wore it out Saturday night to a play & received a lot of  comments on it. The color is gorgeous. I couldn’t have picked a better color.

Andrea, Oregon


Dear Delilah,
Your Web site is the most beautiful site I’ve ever seen. I have never belly  danced before but just after seeing your site I knew I wanted to learn, so I  ordered the Absolute Beginner’s Bellydance video. I will be back to visit  and more! Thank you so much!  Brightest Blessings!

Lauren


Dear Delilah,
“Fire at the IAO” is great! You are truly magnificent here — Delilah, today  at the peak of her artistry, and having so much fun! The band is great  also, as is Nikki Conte. Thank you, I love it!  Sincerely,
Mark


Dear Delilah,
I am definitely impressed with your Web site. I have been trying to find music  to dance to and haven’t been very successful. And then I found this site. It’s  my new favorite resource for anything dealing with belly dance!

Angela


Dear Delilah,
I just finished watching your video Absolute Beginning and I wanted to say how  much I enjoyed it and will be putting it to practical use immediately! I also visited  the web club and found many items of great interest. Thank you so much for all  your hard work. I really love your teaching VHS and DVDs.  Sincerely,

IMARI, San Diego


Dear Visionary Dance,
I am enjoying Fire at the Iao and A Retro Choreography! Delilah’s videos are always  so timeless; very engaging and useful for all levels and all passages a dancer might be  going through. I continually revisit them and am still challenged and inspired. I am  also enjoying Steven’s music. It is broadening my ideas about belly dance and is  giving me the courage not to be so strict in my interpretations of what belly dance is.  I borrowed my friend’s Absolute Beginning Bellydance and I’m getting ready to order  it myself. What a unique approach to body awareness! And the Web Club is such a  unique, wonderful incentive! You continue to reach out, through your products, in a  meaningful way to someone way over here in New Jersey.  I appreciate and value you, as many of us do!

Emily


Dear Delilah,
I certainly did enjoy taking your last two workshops in Vancouver. Your  videos were the first videos I ever learned from and I still have  them. Perhaps someday I can take private lessons with you. I’d really  enjoy that.  Once again, thanks for keeping me informed.
Sincerely,

Vera, Vancouver BC


Dear Delilah,
My life has changed through the expression and friends I have made  through bellydance and it is something I can do until I exit this  planet.  Thanks for your dedication to dance.  Sincerely,

Andrea L. Mack, Medford, Oregon


Dear Delilah,
Thanks again for your incredible performances at  Festival Fantasia — I couldn’t believe my eyes —  you’re amazing. Will you be putting those shows on video —  you really should — and if so I want one!! No dancer  inspires me as much as you do — when I was watching  you, you made me feel glad that I am alive during this  life time (I can’t say that about anything else,  except for maybe the fact that I get to see the turn  of a century). Sounds cheezy but its true — if I’d  lived during a different lifetime I’d have missed you,  unless of course I caught you during one of your past  lives as a dancer. Enough of that. Hopefully I will  make it to a Maui retreat one of these years — until  then I’ll be coming to you for workshops.

Michele, Debello, CA


Dear Visionary Dance,
“I’d been taking bellydance from various instructors for over two years.  then I purchased Delilah’s Bellydance Workshop Volumes 1, 2 & 3. I have  to say when I started using these instructional video tapes I began to  feel like I was looking at bellydance for the first time in a way I can  easily understand.”

Rosa, NY


Dear Delilah,
Thank you. You’ve been an incredible inspiration to me over the past  several years, introducing me to the dance that has become an integral  part of my life. While I don’t always have the time to make it a priority  (with family and school taking much of my time), I can say that dance is  something I can always count on to bring me strength and peace. You have  taught me this; and to you I am grateful! In my 5th and final year of naturopathic medical school, and while I  prepare to graduate in June, this class comes at a perfect time for me. I am excited to dance with you again!

Susan Stratton
*In regards to the Healing Our Sexuality thru Bellydance workshop you sponsored with Lorraine Lafata . . .


Thanks D!
I really appreciated your postcard and personal note. In the Healing Our  Sexuality thru Bellydance workshop you sponsored with Lorraine Lafata  Lorraine was so healing in a many fold way. Just wish I could get my mom  interested…does not want to even hear about it…ouch…but I will  continue to unify and make myself whole. It certainly has changed the way I  relate to my pelvis and sexuality…very beautiful, very much at a loss  for words at what that rainy Monday opened up for me. I do look forward  to learning more! I have even found a way for my clients to drop into  their pelvis on the massage table. I have one woman who has suffered a  disc injury. She is very visual and when I told her to breathe into the  trigger point over the psoas and quadratus lumborum muscles it helped  relieve the pain…but what worked even better? Getting her to do  “reverse keggles”! HA! I even have a couple of male clients doing  figure eights to loosen the psoas and make their pelvis more stable so
their necks can get some relief.  Thanks for inviting me into women’s ways and “secrets”…do keep in  touch, I am grateful.

Wendy
P.S. Of my women friends who wanted to know about the workshop, I had 5who were interested in taking it next year!!!


Do it again!
“Lorraine was fabulous! I really enjoyed her “Motherliness” and her  voluptuousness. I wish I could have attended all her classes. I think it  is amazing that she takes this into the women’s prisons. I admire her  for that. Thank you for sharing her with all of us and for your desire to be more vulnerable and connect with other women in a compassionate, supportive fashion. We are here to learn from one another and give, give  and give more as creators and Mothers. OM Shanti,

Aleili, Seattle, WA


Delilah,
I just had to tell you what my 8-year-old daughter said about your  dancing. I bought your Live and Wild video from Laurel Victoria Gray at  Artemis’ class and was home watching it, when she walked up. Her name  is Grace. It was the last performance; you are indoors, wearing the  salmon-peachy-orange costume. Grace watches for a few minutes, saying  nothing, then says, “Did a snake’s mind enter her body or something?” I  am smiling, amused, pleased, proud, but haven’t come up with a response  yet, when she says, “Or is she being dramatic for the king?” Isn’t she  wonderful? I just thought it was great and had to tell you. I figured  you would think it was great, too. A marvelous critique of your  inspiring dancing!

Julia Marston


Dear Delilah:
I want to thank you for giving so much of yourself during Maja’s  workshop on June 26, 1999.  When I saw you perform that night, it was magical. When you fell to  the ground it was as if you had disappeared and had left a silk veil to  fall to the ground. Everyone, as well as I, was left in amazement at the  fluidity of your movements.  You have inspired me to be free as a veil in flight. And I thank you.  Yours truly,

Zoraida Patino


Hi Delilah,
First I want to say that I LOVE your work. Last year a friend of  mine bought me one of your videos and now I just can’t believe I’m  talking to you! I always thought, “I wonder how to find this fabulous  dancer!”  Your dance is pure, intense, perfect in all the aspects !  I learned a lot seeing you dancing, not only about belly dance, but  about life itself and its dynamic renovation!  I had a lot to say, but my English is not very good, so that’s it!!  muitos beijos ( kisses in a brazilian way)

Juliana Donzelli, Brazil


Hi Delilah,
I just had to drop you a line to thank you for a great weekend at that  Ottawa workshop. It was only the 2nd workshop I’ve ever attended, and I  thoroughly enjoyed it (and also learned so much). As well as being an  amazing performer, you are a wonderful and interesting teacher, and I  hope to be able to take some more classes from you someday. I was glad I decided to sign up for both days, it was well worth it!
Thanks so much,

Jocelyne Smallian-Khan


D,
Many, many thanks for finding a way to fit me in for January! I’m just  thrilled. I want to take advantage of the chance to do a little  individual taping this time. I guess last time I didn’t realize how much better I  was dancing than usual/before until I got home and saw the video of myself  dancing. (I didn’t realize my dancing would even be worth taping.)  When I showed Kajira the tape, she reminded me that the mermaid retreat  was not even 3 months after Inanna, and she said I’d come a long way.  There really is a big difference – you should see the videos!  (I know, you have… I mean, if you watched them together I think you’d be  as amazed as I was.) the Maui one is just so much better, you’d think  it had been made after a much longer time. I actually enjoy showing it  to people). On the other hand, I can barely stand to watch myself, on the  dance of greeting, especially – tense and stiff, jerk. (Though I am  really glad to have it, don’t get me wrong!) seeing the difference  between these two tapes really reminded me that I’ve learned a lot from  you and grown as a dancer, and in other ways and I appreciate that.  thank you!  your fan and grateful student,

M, San Fransisco, CA


I just wanted to write and thank you! I just got the catalog and loved
it! Please keep me updated on new products or if any events are ever in  Kansas City. Thanks again!

Pamela


Hello Steven Flynn.
Thank you for the recent order of 3 video tapes and your music — Rapture  Rumi. IT IS FABULOUS! My husband loves it too! Wow!  I would like to order the cassette tape, Inner Dances. My husband has  studied Sufi dancing and will love Inner Dances. Thank you.  What a talented artistic team you and Delilah are. I bet your daughters  are incredible budding dance artists in their own right too!

Stephanie Olson


Hey Delilah,
Just wanted you to know, I have been studying with your tapes I bought  last year. I learn more from you in 10 minutes than I learn in an hour  from a live teacher. Thanks for all your hard work, you are an  inspiration!!!!  Many blessings,

Layla


Dear Delilah,
I purchased your instructional videos a few years ago and am extremely pleased with not only the teaching techniques but also the results! The steps are easy to understand, the pace is moderate enough for a beginner to keep up with and you made sure to leave no stone unturned! With most instructional videos they are either too fast, not easy to understand, or just plain boring. Your videos set a pace and example of what instructional dance videos should be! And the way you incorporate bits of your actual dance routines in between sections is superb! It gives encouragement for the dancer to keep with the routine so that they can reach their goal as well as show how to place all the movements into a good solid performance. Not only was I pleased with the professionalism of your teaching, I was also amazed at the difference in my physique after a just a few weeks, then months, not to mention the way it lifts the spirits and confidence.  You are truly blessed by God with your talents!  May He continue to bless you richly,  Sincerely,

CiDonna


Dear Friends,
I am watching the snow melt from my suite windows. There is a beautiful  gorge less than 100 feet from me, the sky is blue and bright. The long  Winter is almost gone. This is a good thing.  I must admit, I have discovered the secret to surviving the Winter in  these cold lands. The secret is this: go to Delilah’s Maui retreat.  I feel very blessed to have shared such a beautiful experience with such  wonderful people, and I miss you all very much. I hope everyone is well,  I’m sure you are all very busy. Enjoy the last year of this century!  Sin,

Nikolai Ruskin


Dear Delilah:
Thank you so much for letting me take part in the National Video Round  Robin of the retreat. I really enjoyed the videos and seeing how much fun  these retreats were. I hope to some day make it to the Visionary Retreat.  I have also enjoyed all of the videos that I have ordered from you. I  have ordered your bellydancing workshop instructional videos and the  costuming videos. I really like these a lot and enjoy getting to know  you through them. The only regret I have is that I don’t have enough  time to practice bellydancing. I just wanted to drop you a little note  to let you know how much I appreciate your work and for sharing your  gift with so many people.  Thank you again!

Cari Serres


Hi, Just to advise that I just received and listened to the Rapture Rumi CS  ordered from you recently. Very tranquil, sensual, and thought-provoking  music – a positive effect on one’s senses. Great piece of work indeed.  Many thanks.

Kathryn M. Munin, Miami, FL


Just a fan letter;
Hey, I was at your last workshop in L.A. and am now hooked! I was the one who  laid down next to you to do coin tricks, remember? If you don’t, that’s  very understandable, I, too, meet a TON of people in my line of work. Anyhow, I love volume 3 and just want to say you look even more  mesmerizing in person! See ya,
Belinda Pate


Delilah,
We just received your Vol III & Goddess Grace videos. They are both  wonderful!! Especially the Vol III, we will be glued to the TV for hours  each day! Thank you so much! We hope to see you in Texas in the near  future, keep us informed.  Thank you  Shimmy On…
Jipsi & Souzan


For Delilah,
And you wonder what those of us at the back of the class are thinking;  Here, at the end of this day, you’ve brought me here (along with a glass  of wine) to a resting place at the end of my thoughts. I am listening to  the silence and what comes to mind though, is not wisdom-like in nature,  but certainly a real part of my thoughts. Take my words; they are the  pulse of what I know as my own truth. I feel drawn to share this with  you; perhaps to ease the tone and the tension that I feel just beyond  the drum.  I can say that I know you; though we have shared but few conversations  (of words, that is). I feel a long sense of history. It is the rhythm  that I know you understand and that inspired me 5 years ago to begin  this long journey, taking that first step toward feeling the true weight  of my body and filling the spaces as I left behind what was not healthy,  but familiar. I saw the world in your belly and it made sense. Know that  I found refuge and safety. It was my own, but you showed me where to  plant my hands and my feet. You shared the pain of lifting my arms and  made it worthwhile. I used to be invisible, I had something missing; you  helped me find it. I am both smaller and larger.  Sometimes we take our treasures for granted; we don’t mean to.  We just get lost in our own shadows.  So thank you. And thank you for being vulnerable. We sometimes forget  that our teachers are just like us and need nurturing, too. So, this is  my body and heart undulation to you: it’s not always easy to dance the  part in our encounters with others; to put it in classroom text, with  extension there might come the tension and that’s what needs to be  smoothed. Be of faith; you know all the right steps.  Looking forward to dancing with you into the millennium. Dancefully yours,

Miss Jeanne


Words sent from Donna Bardwell after the Big Island retreat in 1995;  “Friends are cherished people whom we carry in our hearts wherever we go  in life. We may spend a lot of time together, getting to know each other  and sharing each others lives, then moving on to other places. But, no  matter where we go, we always remember the special people who touched our  lives who loved us and helped us learn more about ourselves.”

Donna Bardwell, SeaTac, WA


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