Student Resources

This page is designed for our current students as a one-stop place to get started with belly dance!

Local Dance Resources and Social Media:
Seattle Belly Dancers – FaceBook Group
NW Bellydance – FaceBook Group
WA State (and then some) Bellydance – Facebook
NW Belly Dance Source – vendors, dancers, events in the NW
BellyTalk – yahoo group of local dancers
Saqra’s Online Calendar
WA BD Online Listings and Calendar

Recommended Songs for Beginning Dancers:
Zeina
Aziza
Leylet Hob
Bitwannes Beek
Princess of Cairo
Misirlou
Zay Al Hawa
Lamma Bada
Ya Ein Moulayyiten

Recommended Reading:
40 Days and 1001 Nights
The Artist’s Way
Grandmother’s Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing
Chicago Tribune Talks About Belly Dancing in Tacoma, WA

Recommended DVDs:
Aziza’s Ultimate Bellydance Pratice Companion
Serpentine – Belly Dance with Rachel Brice :: Bellydance Technique & Yoga for Strong, Relaxed & Sinuous Movement
Arab Folk Dance: Dabke, Khaliji, Saidi & Sufi
Sensual Passion: Bellydance Secrets by Tamalyn Dallal
American Bellydance Legends

Other Dance Organizations, Articles, and Online Encyclopedias:
HIPS for women – an organization of belly dancers dedicated to Helping Improve Peace and Safety for women around the world
Chris Yetter – Seattle area dance photographer
Articles by Morocco – dance ethnologist
Bhuz – online belly dance community
Ghawazee – article about Ghawazee people and dance
Egyptian Folkloric Dancing
Shira – an online belly dance encyclopedia
Belly Dance Plus – resources for the plus-sized dancer
Raqs Vajra – Belly dance link heaven!
Every Little Girl Should Know a Belly Dancer

External and Misc Links:
School of Dance – Find a dance school. Worldwide dance schools directory
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Business Directory
Decidio
My Party Planner
Seattle Wedding Locations
Thumbtack