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PHOTO CREDIT: Above photo by John Rickman Photography, San Jose, California.

Index to Belly Dance Advice

Articles & Reviews

 

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Table of Contents

  • For Students
    • Classes, Teachers, & Practice
    • How to Do Belly Dance Moves
    • Continuing the Journey
    • Reviews of Books & Videos for Beginning Students
  • Belly Dance for Health & Fitness
    • Taking Care of Yourself
    • Health Benefits of Belly Dance
    • Belly Dancing and Your Weight
    • Healthy Travel for Belly Dancers
  • Performance: Sharing Your Dance With Others
    • Starting to Perform
    • Uniting Mind, Body, & Spirit On Stage
    • Captivating Your Audience
    • Dealing with Bloopers
    • Using Middle Eastern Music
    • Other Things to Consider
  • The Dancer's Life
    • Relationships & Attitudes of Others
    • Have Hip Scarf, Will Travel
      • Healthy Travel for Belly Dancers
      • Other Travel Topics
    • Other Lifestyle Topics

 

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For Students

Classes, Teachers, & Practice

Teachers

Getting Started

In the Classroom

Practice

 

How to Do Belly Dance Moves

By Shira:

By Arabella:

By Zabel:

By Saqra:

Wellcome

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Pixie Vision Productions, Glendale, California.

Choreography & Improvisation

Continuing the Journey

Reviews of Books & Videos

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Pixie Vision Productions, Glendale, California.

 

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Belly Dancing for Health & Fitness

Taking Care of Yourself

Health Benefits of Belly Dance

Belly Dancing And Your Weight

Healthy Travel for Belly Dancers

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by William M. Smith, Iowa City, Iowa

 

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Performance: Sharing Your Dance With Others

Starting to Perform

Uniting Mind, Body, & Spirit On Stage

Captivating Your Audience

Dealing with Bloopers

Using Middle Eastern Music

Other Things to Consider

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by André Elbing, Bärbroich, Germany, at one of Shira's performances in Egypt.

 

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The Dancer's Life

Relationships & Attitudes of Others

Have Hip Scarf, Will Travel

On the Road

Travel Health for Belly Dancers

Other Lifestyle Topics

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Kaylyn Hoskins, Solon, Iowa.

 

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Belly Dance Tips & Tricks

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by John Rickman Photography, San Jose, California.

 

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The Online Finger Cymbal Workshop

General Finger Cymbal Advice

Shira's Reviews of Instructional Books & Videos

Shira with Finger Cymbals

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Carol Grow Johnk, Iowa City, Iowa.

 

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Dear Shira

On Being a Belly Dance Student

Hot Topics

Costumes, Makeup, & Appearance

How to Belly Dance

The Business of Belly Dance

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by John Rickman Photography, San Jose, California.

 

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Costume Corner

Click here to visit the separate "Index to Costumes, Makeup, & Appearance Articles & Reviews" page, which lists over 120 articles related to belly dance costuming. Categories it covers include:

  • Costume Design Ideas
  • Making Your Own Costumes
  • General Notes on Costuming, Hair Styles, Makeup, etc.
  • Traditional Garb
  • Costume Book Reviews
  • Costuming & Makeup Video Reviews
  • Photo Galleries
  • Costuming Links

 

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The Business of Belly Dance

Dance Career Planning

Performing for Money

Teaching

Marketing

Organizing Events

Other Business Skills

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by "K", Santa Clara, California.

 

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