Different Drummer Belly Dancers

A belly dance troupe that defies description.

Different Drummer Double Header Double Header Friday, November 21st!
WOW Friday is going to be BIG for Different Drummer Belly Dancers! We have a double header!! Indiana Women's Basketball and Hatje's Hafla with Peggy Squires! Read all about below or here: http://www.ddbd.org/index.html#ddbd21

DDBD Double Header Friday, November 21st!


Indiana University Women's Basketball Facebook iconNovember 21, 2014 - Half-Time Show, IU Women's Basketball Game - Game Starts 7:00 pm; Half-Time Approx: 7:30-7:45pm. Tickets to game: $5 adult; $3 youth; Free for IU Students, Staff, & Faculty. This is a dream come true! Margaret is a huge supporter of the IU Basketball Women! Troupe members Angela and Michelle are going to help her show their love and support of this great team! Come and enjoy a thrilling game with spirited young athletes and a heart-pounding half-time show. We are going to light it up! Links: IU Women's Basketball


Middle Way House of Bloomington, Indiana logo.November 21, 2014 - Hatje's Hafla - Player's Pub - 8:00-11 pm - Donation at the Door for Middle Way House APPRECIATED. Hatje's Halfa is a Bloomington tradition. This hafla, or belly dance party, helps raise money and awareness for Middle Way House, Bloomington's shelter for battered women and children. Troupe member Laura will be doing a special solo! Plus other incredible and talented Bloomington belly dancers and musicians will be there to bring joy to your heart and a smile to your lips. Links: Player's Pub; Middle Way House.

Of Belly Dance & Basketball
IU WBB vs Wis 09 - by d_c_m
Different Drummer Belly Dancers  will dance the 1/2 time show for the IU Women's Basketball game Friday,  November 21st! Come to the game & enjoy the dancing too!!! #1milliu

CASAblanca Tonight! DDBD Shakes It For A GREAT Cause!

CASAblanca logoNovember 1, 2014 - CASAblanca - Liberty Ballroom in Bloomington - 2100 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, Indiana -  Bloomington's Premier Fundraiser and Casino Experience. Tonight we dance for CASA!

CASAblanca is an evening to celebrate and support Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).  CASAblanca is a Moroccan inspired evening to include casino gaming (entertainment only), light Moroccan food, signature cocktails, music, dancing and other fun activities. Dressing in character (Moroccan or movie-wise) is strongly encouraged! Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world we want YOU to step into ours!

Join us in creating our vision of a community in which every child thrives in a safe, permanent home.

Monroe County CASA is a volunteer-powered program which provides representation in juvenile court for child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.

The program recruits, screens, trains, and supervises adult community members who volunteer their time to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), with full legal authority set forth by the State of Indiana.

CASAs provide advocacy to child victims to ensure that they remain at the forefront of the court proceedings and find a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

This fundraiser will help keep CASA going! We can't wait to get our shimmy on for this great cause!

Links: CASAblanca Website; CASAblanca Facebook Event; Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates Website

Forbidden Belly Dance TONIGHT!
Tonight is the night!
The Power of Belly Dance Compels You!
Come Enjoy
Forbidden Belly Dance
- a night of R-rated belly dance that will make you happy long after the show is over!!

October 24, 2014, 9 pm, The Back Door, Bloomington, Indiana, $10 cover charge.

Join Different Drummer Belly Dancers at the Back Door in Bloomington, Indiana for a night of belly dance you won't want to forget! This usually G-rated, family friendly dance form, is going for an R-rating. This will be one fun night!

Visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/716403351779122/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

Invitation to Forbidden Belly Dance!
You are invited to:

Forbidden Belly Dance
The Power of Belly Dance Compels You!

An R-Rated Evening with Different Drummer Belly Dancers

WHEN: Friday, October 2014, 9 pm
WHERE: The Back Door - located in the alley running down the west side of the Art (Parking)Garageon4th and Walnut., Bloomington, Indiana
TICKETS: $8 in advance; $10 at door

This is our R-rated evening. Belly dance is a G-rated, family fun form of dance - however sometimes, we gotta cut lose! We let our creativity SOAR during these performances. Come on down and see us dance like you have not seen us dance before!!! It will be a wild night!!!


The DDBD #ALSIceBucketChallenge
Originally posted by d_c_m at The DDBD #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Yes! We did the #ALSIceBucketChallenge! Indy Tribal, Dark Side Tribal, & Sevanti Tribal, you are next! (Do what you want. ;))

This is the DDBD ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!! Done after a hot performance at the 4th Street Festival of the Arts in Bloomington, Indiana, August 30th, 2014. (Yes it felt great!)

Special thanks to Scott for taping and our wonderful water pouring volunteers!

We challenged the following troupes:

1. Dark Side Tribal - http://www.darksidetribal.com/
2. Sevanti American Tribal Style(R) Belly Dance - http://www.heidibellydance.com/
3. Indy Tribal - http://jeanajorgensen.com/wordpress/indy-tribal/

Now as stated in the video, we are different so our challenged family troupes can do whatever they want to accept this challenge. Also there are many wonderful charities out there so here are some for you to choose and donate to:

1. ALSA -http://www.alsa.org/ - The reason the ice bucket challenge was started.
2. Monroe County Humane Society - http://www.monroehumane.org/ - this is the local chapter of the wonderful humane society - http://www.humanesociety.org/
3. Your Charity - Go ahead! Every little bit counts. :)

Be well everyone!

FlowMotion Festival This Weekend
"Through Heaven's Eyes"

This weekend I have the honor of teaching at the FlowMotion Fest at the Stable Studios in Spencer, Indiana. It is going to be an amazing weekend of movement and camaraderie. Attend workshops, see performances, and revel in the joy of movement. I will be teaching Belly Dance For Every Body! on Saturday from 3-4 pm. Hope to see you there!!!

Website - About | FlowMotion Fest - A Flow Tribe Retreat: 2014

Facebook Event

Stable Studios
2034 Dubois Rd, Spencer, Indiana 47460

Official Event Poster
Saturday Schedule - I'm on from 3-4 pm

My teacher picture.

DDBD at Gen Con 2014 & Gamers Move! Survey

Gen Con 2014 - Here We Come!!!!!

Different Drummer Belly Dancers

Greatest Hits of Gen Con Belly Dance!

Different Drummer Belly Dancers (DDBD) are shimmying back into action to show you just what gaming-geek belly dance is! This year they celebrate their greatest belly dancing hits from past Gen Cons. Moving their hips to classics from Rock’n’Roll to game tunes, these dancers will get you on your feet and smiling. Whether you find DDBD performing in the hallways, teaching classes, entertaining at our booth, or dancing before the Saturday Costume Contest, DDBD is here to entertain you!

  • See us salute the fandom theme of “Greatest Hits of Gen Con Belly Dance!” before the Costume Contest on Saturday, August 16th!!

  • Visit our booth in the Exhibit Hall for belly dance, gaming, and costume goodies!

  • Take classes with us - see the schedule - and learn to shake like we do!

  • Join us during our roving dance sessions in the hallway for more dancing and merriment!

Note that there are hardcore gamers mixed in DDBD. (One dancer was Head Story Teller for a LARP!) So shimmy your way to victory as you game on at Gen Con 2014!!!

For more information visit us at www.ddbd.org/gencon. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ddbd.


Gamers Move! - Research at Gen Con Indy 2014

This year Margaret of DDBD and her colleagues from the School of Public Health-Bloomington will be conducting research about gamers and movement. Gamers Move is study about gaming, lifestyle, and health. We want to know the lifestyle habits of gamers, an underrepresented population in health research.  So while at the Best Four Days in Gaming  - Gen Con come to booth 139 & take the Gamers Move! Survey.  Note: Non-gamers are welcome to take the survey too!

Can’t make it to Gen Con? No problem! Fill-out our Contact page - http://gamersmove.weebly.com/contact.html. - and we will send you an ID number so you can participate. The survey takes only a few minutes!

BTW: Did you know? Gen Con is pronounced like “Jian Kong” in Chinese which means “Health”!

Some Avengers/Belly Dance Pics
Age of Ultron - D_C_M & Web
HI! So two years ago my belly dance troupe - Different Drummer Belly Dancers - performed to the Avengers song Live to Rise. Below is our photo:

From left to right: B as the Unknown SHIELD Agent; T as Iron Man; L as Thor; M as Hulk

Fast forward to 2014: Events unfold in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier & Agents of SHIELD and I realize OMG!! The line-up was FALSE!!! It really is this:

From left to right: B as the Hydra Infiltrator!; T as Iron Man; L as Thor; M as Hulk

Even then, B was keepin' us relevant!

Geek and proud, people. Geek and proud.

Welcome New Troupe Member: Michelle
We at Different Drummer Belly Dancers would like to welcome Michelle to our joyful dancing. (Or madness - whichever you prefer.) You can read more about here here: Michelle.


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