Belly dance selections for the new student

Posted on Jan 3, 2011

Obsessed with Belly dance?

I’ve compiled a great list of books, music and DVDs for new students…or maybe for those who just want to freshen up their library. Try these selections to get yourself immersed in belly dance music, culture and performance:

Books

Grandmother’s Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing – Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi
Amazon.comiTunesHalf.com

Snake Hips: Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love – Anne Thomas Soffee
Amazon.comiTunesHalf.com

Bellydance: A Guide to Middle Eastern Dance, Its Music, Its Culture and Costume – Keti Sharif
Amazon.comHalf.com

The Secret Language of Belly Dancing – Maria Strova
Amazon.comHalf.com

The Belly Dancer (fiction) – DeAnna Cameron
Amazon.comiTunesHalf.com

The Belly Dance Reader – Lynette Harris
Amazon.com

Music

Around the Inland Sea by the Lost Nomads – Amazon.comiTunes

La Mosaic Studio Presents: Bellydance Beats Volume 1 by Doomgotbeats – Amazon.comiTunes

Belly Dance Classics by Cairo Orchestra – Amazon.comiTunes

Tribute to Om Kalsoum by Cairo Orchestra – Amazon.comiTunes

Shik Shak Shok by Hassan Abou El Seoud – Amazon.comiTunes

Bellydance Superstars –

Volume 1 – Amazon.com

Volume 2 – Amazon.com

Volume 3 – Amazon.com

Volume 4 – Amazon.comiTunes

Volume 5 – Amazon.com

Volume 6 – Amazon.comiTunes

Volume 7 – Amazon.comiTunes

Volume 8 – Amazon.comiTunes

Volume 9 – Amazon.com

Volume 10 – Amazon.comiTunes

Babelesque – Amazon.com

Bombay Bellywood – Amazon.com

The Art of Belly Dance – Amazon.comiTunes

The Rough Guide to Bellydance – Amazon.com

The Rough Guide to Bellydance Volume II – Amazon.comiTunes

Wassan Pharaoun by Issam Houshan – Amazon.comiTunes

The Essence of Belly Dance – Amazon.comiTunes

Belly Dance!: The Best of George Abdo – Amazon.comiTunes

Want to check out my ready-made playlists from Amazon and iTunes? Click here.

Videos/DVDs

Instructional

Bellydance with Jillina Choreography, Vol. 1-3 – Amazon.com

Shape Up N’ Hip Out with Jillina – Amazon.comHalf.com

Instructional Bellydance with Jillina: Level 1 – Amazon.com / Half.com

Instructional Bellydance With Jillina: Level 2 – Half.com

Instructional Bellydance with Jillina Level 3 – Half.com

The Heartbeat of Bellydance: Rhythms & Belly Dance combinations for Drum Solos – Amazon.comHalf.com

Tribal Fusion – Yoga Isolations & Drills for Bellydance – Amazon.comHalf.com

AZIZA’S Ultimate Bellydance Practice Companion – Amazon.comHalf.com

Veil with Aziza Belly Dance Instruction DVD – Amazon.com

Every Shimmy in the Book with Bozenka – Amazon.comHalf.com

Ballet for Belly Dancers – Amazon.com

Mix and Match Fitness Fusion – Amazon.com

Project Belly Dance – The Final Six – Amazon.com

Performance (and/or Documentary)

The Fabulous Samia Gamal – Amazon.com

Nadia Gamal: The Legend – Amazon.com

The Bellydancers of Cairo – Amazon.com

Bellydance Superstars: Solos from Monte Carlo – Amazon.com

Bellydance Superstars: Live in Paris at the Folies Bergere – Amazon.com

On Fire: The Hottest Bellydance DVD Ever – Amazon.com

Bellydance Superstars – Amazon.com

American Bellydancer – Amazon.com

The Exotic Art of Bellydance – Amazon.com

American Belly Dance Legends – Amazon.com

Some selections may also be found here:

*Andalee may receive a small commission if you purchase through one of these vendors. Thank you!


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