Student Resources

For New Students

Download “Beginning Your Journey: A Guide for New Belly Dancers
A free 22-page book ebook to help guide you as you start your new adventure 

New Student Q & A
Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions by new students

 

General Belly Dance Information

Origins of Belly Dance
Learn a little more about where this belly dance comes from and the important events that have shaped it.

Belly Dancers of Egypt’s Golden Era
A video clip summary of Egypt’s greatest dancers from the most defining period in Oriental dance’s recent history

 

Products for Class

Check out our Shopping Page
Buy some of our favorite products on Amazon

Hip Scarves / Costumes 
You may find a hip scarf at some local HEB stores, 99 Ranch on I10, multiple stores in the Harwin district (Houston). Here are some online vendors: Dahlal , Miss Belly Dance , The Belly Dance Store , Moondance Bellydance

Zills
Saroyan Mastercrafts – My favorite for new students is the Arabesque model (MC-300), but anything except the “mini/tinker” zills will work well. All of Saroyan’s zills are wonderful. They even have sound clips!

 

Books

Must Have Oriental Dance History Books
List of some really great books you can buy on Amazon to help you learn more about our dance form and the cultures it came from.

 

Music & Musicality

AAMED Choreography Music
Get the music for AAMED Choreographies so you can practice. A password is require, please ask for password at the studio

Songs Every Belly Dance Should Know
Over 130 songs that dancers across the world use for their belly dance performances and practice. Classic to modern, Egyptian to Turkish and beyond!

Where to Find Belly Dance Music Guide
Want some belly dance music, but don’t know where to look?
This article will help you find it!

 

Online Resources

 

Ahlam Academy Blog – read interesting articles from Anna about growing yourself as a dancer

Ahlam Academy Facebook page – “Like it” and get up-to-date announcements, fun posts, and interactive with your new dance friends, 

Ahlam Academy YouTube channel – AAMED has created numerous playlists for you to watch and learn about the many aspects of our dance form. Don’t forget to subscribe!

www.Shira.net – articles on everything belly dance

iBellyDance – forums and resources

 

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