Here’s what people are saying
about the new book
Dynamic Belly Dance,
Journey of Dancemaking and Performing:
"Ramona, your book is fabulous! I found myself nodding
my head while I was reading it. Your ideas and concepts are full of insight and true information. I especially appreciated
the organization and scientific approach to the material. It was very easy and pleasant to read."
Carolena Nericcio, director of FatChanceBellyDance
(San Fransisco, California)
"...Great how-to book that reads easily for those belly
dance students who are interested in new ideas on either developing choreographed or improvisational dances. This is the only
belly dance book in print dedicated to educating readers on how to create both. Ramona's bold approach on a subject much needed
in our dance community is very well written and the sections on presentation techniques and stage presence skills are from
real-life examples and stories about creating dances and presenting them to audiences."
Belly Dance, A Raqs Sharqi Magazine (U.S.A.)
"I have to say that I LOVE your book!! At $40, I thought
it was a risky splurge....but now I think I got an incredible bargain! It is chock-full of very useful ideas and insights
(not to mention the gorgeous full-color photos). Literally, within 48 hours of receiving this book,I was already building
my own choreographies for the first time, which is something I have wanted to do for years but I didn't know where to begin.
Thank you, Ramona!! Your book has been a real blessing."
Petra (Seattle, Washington)
Gilded Serpent.com review is at:
"...an impressive package, with thick glossy paper
and colour photography throughout...peppered along the way with thought-provoking comments that resonate...most chapters are
concluded with ideas for contemplation - which makes you re-evaluate what you have read and also is a useful tool in the application
of the knowledge you have just received...a well-evolved book...a useful addition for any choreographer of Middle Eastern
Taqasim Magazine (United Kingdom)
“…Overflowing with ideas and suggestions to help dancers learn,
grow and believe in their talents and abilities. The information is presented in a very straight forward, easy to understand
format…This is a wonderful guide and resource to improving your dance making, choreography, and performing abilities.”
The Chronicles Magazine (U.S.A.)
"...all I can say is OMG WHY DID I NOT HAVE THIS BOOK
BEFORE??? I LOVE IT!! I have a feeling my dancing will grow by leaps and bounds...I almost feel like it was written for me."
“Ramona doesn’t make her instruction of dance into some isolated art that only the dancing elite
with washboard stomachs and who wear fashionable jeans that come in single digits can enjoy… By the way, as far as the
photos go, she has dancers who represent the beautiful shapes and complexions that we women come in. You can find the
standard skinny minnies here along with the queens who represent the B&B clique. I actually enjoyed Ramona’s
style because she seems like the type of down home girl who will regale you with an awesome performance and then have an after
party complete with pizza, cake and Greek salad with extra feta cheese (okay, that is just my little wish). She doesn’t
seem like a vicious gym bunny but rather a regular woman who does extraordinary bellydancing.”
The Gilded Serpent (U.S.A.)
"This book was very easy to read and has lots of good
quality photographs illustrating many aspects of belly dance. It contains lots of ideas for creating dances from almost anything...A lot of excellent information and tips that are summarized...It is a very postive book that anyone with
a love of music and dance would enjoy reading."
NADA Magazine (United Kingdom)
“Wow, a zero to 60 bellydance experience! Enjoyable
for everyone, even a truly new beginner.”
Sheryl Parsons, actress (Atlanta, Georgia)
"Ramona, I've just read your book, which I enjoyed
very much...I thought it was very clear and well written, with lots of good, practical advice."
Wendy Buonaventura, author of Serpent
of the Nile (United Kingdom)
"This isn't just a coffee table book with gorgeous
images and little 'meat', this is more akin to a Bellydancing course. I think it would be useful for students and teachers
alike as a source of information and inspiration..."
Bellydance News (United Kingdom)
“I really enjoyed reading this book and think
it will help dancers who are approaching choreographing their dances . . . Your book drew me in and I engaged in a ‘conversation.’.
. . Well done!”
Andrea Deagon, Ph.D., dancer and instructor
“The content of the book is perfect . . . ”
Hilary Thacker, dancer and instructor
“I enjoyed it immensely . . . Dynamic BellyDance is interesting and informative.”
Saroya, dancer and instructor (Atlanta, Georgia)
“Ramona, what a great book you've written. It's
articulate, informative and easy to read and understand.”
Satinka, dancer (Atlanta, Georgia)
“Good approaches for creating choreographed dances.
I enjoyed this!”
Christine (Seattle, Washington)
“Ramona, Dynamic Belly Dance exquisitely conveys
your enthusiasm for performance, which will inspire students and other dancers to tweak their presentations.”
Tony Rutherford, Huntington News Net reporter
"Ramona reveals secrets of belly dancing in new book...lavishly
illustrated...might be the ultimate Mother's Day gift."
David Kinchen, HNN book critic (West Virginia)
“Ramona, you have done a wonderful job! It is clearly well written and I am happy to say
that I learned quite a bit reading it.”
Marshall Lewis, Registered Masters Level