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Index to the
Video Information & Reviews Section

 

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Table of Contents

 

 

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Articles About Videos

 

Using Videos for Home Study

Shira

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Polls & Surveys: Videos & You

Shira

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Reviews of Documentaries

Middle Eastern Music

 

Middle Eastern Culture

 

Shira

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Belly Dancing

 

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Reviews of Performance / Entertainment Videos

Oriental Dance by Middle Eastern Artists

Egyptian Dancers

Compilations of Multiple Dancers
Dina
Fifi Abdo
Lucy
Naima Akef

Egyptian Dancers (Continued)

Samia Gamal
Soheir Zaki
Tahia Carioca

Lebanese Dancers

  • Nadia Gamal Also sold under the title Belly Dance Archives: Nadia Gamal, "The Legend"

Syrian Dancers

Turkish Dancers

From Multiple Countries

Oriental Dance by Artists from Outside the Middle East

Videos Featuring a Specific Individual or Troupe

Amaya & Bert Balladine
Amira Mor
Aswan Dancers
Awalim Dance Company
DeAnn Adams
Delilah
Elizabeth "Artemis" Mourat
Farrashah
FatChanceBellyDance
Kathryn Ferguson
Maha & the Al Camarani Dance Ensemble
Margo Abdo O'Dell
Mesmera
Neon
Niosha Nafei
Robyn, the Masked Belly Dancer
Robyn Friend

Sphinx Records

Suzanna Del Vecchio

Compilation Videos Featuring a Variety of Dancers

Art of Dance LLC
Beledi Productions
International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (IAMED)
MIC Sound for Art Production
Michael Drumm
Miles Copeland
Natural Journeys
Raja
Sarah Skinner
Serpentine
World Dance New York

Folkloric Dance

Full Length Reviews

Opinion Polls

Theatrical & Interpretive Presentations

Amara
Paulette Rees-Denis & Gypsy Caravan
Jehan Kamel
World Dance New York
Yasmina Ramzy & Arabesque Dance Company

 

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Reviews of Belly Dance Instructional Videos

 

Basic Moves for Beginners

Full-Length Reviews

Opinion Polls

 

Using Belly Dance for Party Dancing

Shira

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Belly Dancing for Children

Opinion polls only.

 

Belly Dancing for Boudoir Use

Opinion polls only.

Belly Dancing for the Boudoir. By Sohaila.

 

Continuing Education: After Basic Moves, What Next?

Full-Length Reviews

Opinion Polls Only

 

Choreography & Combinations

Full-Length Reviews

Opinion Polls Only

 

Specialty Topics

 

Abdominal Isolations

Algerian

Arabic Language

Arms & Gestures

Shira

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Candles

Cane

Costuming

Drum Solo

Shira

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Fans

Finger Cymbals

Shira

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Floor Work

Ghawazee

Glass Dancing

Shira

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Melaya Leff

Middle Eastern Music

How to Play Middle Eastern Music

Musical Interpretation for Dancers

Shira

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Moroccan

Performing Skills

Persian Dance

Pregnancy

Shira

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Snakes

Spinning

Stage Makeup

Shira

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Sword

Taqsim

Tribal

This section includes all flavors of the Tribal style that arose in the U.S.

Shira

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

Tunisian

Turkish

Veil

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Lina Jang, New York City, New York.

Warm Ups and Cool Downs

Wings of Isis

Shira

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

 

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Reviews of Belly Dance Drills & Workouts

Cross Training for Belly Dancers

These are non-dance workouts designed to help dancers build muscle tone.

Instructional Videos With a Drills / Practice / Workout Section

These videos primarily focus on teaching belly dance, but they include a drills, practice, or workout section.

For People with No Prior Belly Dance Experience at All

For Belly Dance Beginners

For Belly Dance Intermediates

Full Reviews

Opinion Polls Only

Workouts I Haven't Seen So I Don't Know Which Category They Fit

These are opinion polls only.

 

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Reviews of Inspirational Videos

Shira

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

 

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Reviews of Motion Pictures

From the Arab World

From Egypt

From Lebanon

From Tunisia

Samia Gamal

 

Hollywood Harems

Motion pictures from the U.S. and Europe with either Middle Eastern themes or Oriental dance scenes.

Fantasies of the East

Historical Tales

Other Loosely Middle Eastern Themes

Plots with No Middle Eastern Connection

 

Cartoons

Bugs Bunny

 

Operas Set in the Middle East & North Africa

Shira

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Lina Jang, New York City, New York.

 

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Other Web Sites With Product Reviews

Shira

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

 

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