Janim’s Class Resources
I have compiled the following information over the years through friends and fellow bellydancers as well as through the informational sites that I am linking below. I hope that you enjoy perusing it as much I did!
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This PDF contains the basic moves covered in our classes. This is quite useful to have in front of you for your home practice!
This PDF contains descriptions of the various bellydance styles with reference to some of the legends of the art form. The information was found at venus bellydance and in an article written by Soher Azar.
This PDF contains the floorwork covered in our classes. I would like to credit Ruby, the amazing dancer who has increased my bellydance vocabulary through her teaching!
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Class Music Resources
The following is a list of music used throughout the class. I will update it constantly but please feel free to ask me if you find a song that you are particularly like! I love to share my music and discover new selections!
Dark Continent, Liberation, Thunderdrums- Scott Fitzgerald
Combinations and Isolations:
Ah Ya Leil- Shereen
Ala Nar- Salatin El Tarab Orchestra
Miserlou- George Abdo
The Sensual Chifti $ Phaedra Pharonica- Eddie Kochak
Nebtidi Mnain El Hikaya- Bellydance Superstars
Esma Yalli- Hakim
Solo Tabla 1- Samer Issa
ALA HESB WEDAD GALBI- Hossam Ramzy
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Bellydance Central ~ www.bhuz.com/
Pittsburgh Bellydance Community ~ www.pghbellydancers.com/
Shira ~ www.shira.net/
Costumes and Accessories:
Saroyan Zills! ~ Buy your zills here but also listen to sound clips to pick just the right pitch!
Dahlal! ~ The perfect place for costumes, veils, hip scarves or what ever you need for the dance!
Sharifwear– Sassy bellydance class wear and hip scarves.
Ishtar- Pittsburgh’s premiere bellydance band ~ www.ishtar-music.com