On these pages you will be able to find information on different aspects of belly dance, such as:
Guides And Tips - This section contains tips aimed at different aspects of belly dancing, such as teaching, performing and more topics that will be added regularly. Read Valeria’s tips.
Top 10 Lists – This section includes lists of top 10 most popular items to do with belly dancing, such as top ten most popular/advisable countries to visit to study oriental dance. Take a look at Valeria’s top ten guides.
Styles – There are several different styles of belly dancing and oriental dance, according to geographical areas or music they are danced to. Find out more about belly dance styles.
Dancing With Props – Every style of Middle Eastern dance can involve the use of different props, such as veils, canes, swords and more. Read about belly dance props.
Music – All you need to know about music for belly dance and oriental dancing, from the most common rhythms to CD reviews, lists of musicians, Middle Eastern instruments and songs’ lyrics. Read about belly dance music.
History – A brief overview of the history of this enchanting art form that is belly dancing. Read about bellydance history
Health Benefits – Belly dance has many physical and psychological benefits. Read more about belly dance benefits.
Pregnancy And Dance – Belly dancing was originally born as a fertility dance, especially targeting those muscles that help women delivering a baby. Find out more about pregnancy and belly dance.
FAQs – In this section you will be able to find the answer to some questions you may have about belly dancing. Go to FAQs section.
Dance Therapy – Dance can be a helpful tool to help healing the mind, or even just to help people maintain their mental balance and relieve everyday stress. Find out more about dance therapy.
There are many excellent sites and resources online if you are a part the dance community and below are some of the most useful sites which I sometimes check and find are helpful.
Based in the North Eastern part of the United States, Donna Dance has a popular following on the East coast and teaches classes weekly. Also in North America, the Arabesque Dance Company IBCC – Bellydance Company and International bellydance Conference of Canada also teach classes, drum classes, workshops and sometimes produce their own DVD and CDs. Belly dance is a wonderful way for women to feel empowered and given that women of all shapes and sizes enjoy learning about dance, movement and get the chance to social in a relaxed atmosphere, belly dancing classes are a great way to spend one or two hours a month.
Amirasbelly.com – Amirasbelly.com is home on the web to Amira, International Emissary of Dance. Find belly dance resources, articles, links and photos, as well as a bazaar of products hand picked by Amira, including her best selling Bellydance 101 instructional DVD, and her latest ³Belly dance & Yoga for Pregnancy DVD. Another fascinating site about dance is the site of Cuba-Culture.com. Learn about Dance in Cuba, as well as about travel, culture and getting married in Cuba.
We are delighted to be able to offer you some free articles, tutorials and documents we have and will be writing on belly dance. These belly dance free downloads, tutorials and guide files will also be available on belly dance in PDF or word version.
Free Guide on Belly dance getting started (Word version)
Free Guide on Belly dance getting started (PDF version)