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:


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

Snake Hips: Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love – Anne Thomas Soffee

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

The Secret Language of Belly Dancing – Maria Strova

The Belly Dancer (fiction) – DeAnna Cameron

The Belly Dance Reader – Lynette Harris


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 –

Volume 2 –

Volume 3 –

Volume 4 – Amazon.comiTunes

Volume 5 –

Volume 6 – Amazon.comiTunes

Volume 7 – Amazon.comiTunes

Volume 8 – Amazon.comiTunes

Volume 9 –

Volume 10 – Amazon.comiTunes

Babelesque –

Bombay Bellywood –

The Art of Belly Dance – Amazon.comiTunes

The Rough Guide to Bellydance –

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

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Bellydance with Jillina Choreography, Vol. 1-3 –

Shape Up N’ Hip Out with Jillina –

Instructional Bellydance with Jillina: Level 1 – /

Instructional Bellydance With Jillina: Level 2 –

Instructional Bellydance with Jillina Level 3 –

The Heartbeat of Bellydance: Rhythms & Belly Dance combinations for Drum Solos –

Tribal Fusion – Yoga Isolations & Drills for Bellydance –

AZIZA’S Ultimate Bellydance Practice Companion –

Veil with Aziza Belly Dance Instruction DVD –

Every Shimmy in the Book with Bozenka –

Ballet for Belly Dancers –

Mix and Match Fitness Fusion –

Project Belly Dance – The Final Six –

Performance (and/or Documentary)

The Fabulous Samia Gamal –

Nadia Gamal: The Legend –

The Bellydancers of Cairo –

Bellydance Superstars: Solos from Monte Carlo –

Bellydance Superstars: Live in Paris at the Folies Bergere –

On Fire: The Hottest Bellydance DVD Ever –

Bellydance Superstars –

American Bellydancer –

The Exotic Art of Bellydance –

American Belly Dance Legends –

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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