It’s time for our October list of blogs, newsletters, and videos we have been enjoying during over the past month.  If you have a blog that you would like to share in next month’s reads, drop us an email and tell us about it!

Zara Dance presents: 10 Arabic words as a dancer you must know + the night the club was RAIDED by POLICE

With a title like that, how can you NOT check out this fascinating and informative blog post!

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Datura Online: Belly Dance Heroes: Mish Mish

The Datura Online blog featured one of our favorite dancers, the San Francisco/Bay Area performer Mish Mish. This well-written article features some great photos too inspire and delight.


Learn a new move with Mahin of Bellydance Quickies

Here are some great ideas for how to “Embellish your Undulations.”  If you enjoy Mahin’s videos, subscribe to her YouTube channel or better yet, visit her website and join her mailing list!  (ps: I’m a list member and I can tell you, her listers get some great exclusive material for free!  ~ Dawn Devine)

Belly Dancing in the Middle East – What’s it REALLY like?

From the World of Dancers, This Q&A style blog post is a fascinating peek into the world of professional performers in Egypt. Four dancers working in four different Middle Eastern countries share their insider view of what it is really like to be a pro.

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Have you signed up to the Zameena newsletter?

This newsletter from Zara’s Zouk has some quality dance content.  The most recent issue focussed on Zaina Brown, dancer, and author of “Stories of a Traveling Belly Dancer.”   Every issue of Zameena is a great read!  Check it out this issue – and consider subscribing.

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Catch a vintage Egyptian dance clip on Vimeo

The CaroVan over on Vimeo is building an impressive collection of vintage belly dance clips from Egyptian movies.  This month, we discovered this clip of Nabaweya Mustafa from 1953. What a fun spirited dance and beautiful costuming!

Nabaweya Mustafa (1953) نبوية مصطفى from TheCaroVan on Vimeo.



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