Revealing Belly Dance Costume leads to Arrest in Cairo

Ekaterina Andreeva, who dances professionally in Egypt under her dance name Johara, has been arrested for breaking costuming rules with a costume designed by Polina.  The Egyptian press reports that officials feel that Johara's costume breaks rules surrounding decency and are threatening deportation. This "Semi-Naked" dress came to the attention of authorities after a video…

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October 2017 – Inspiration Around the Web

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!  info@amabellamagazine.com Zara Dance presents: 10 Arabic words as a dancer you must…

Improve your Website with a Style Sheet

In our first edition, we featured an excellent article on performing a “Website Spring Clean.”  If you checked out this article and are looking for another step to kick up the professional look of your website is to make your site more uniform.  Using the same presentation elements including fonts, image styles, indentation methods, and…

Belly Dance on Issuu.com

Hello, my dancer friends,  I Just wanted to thank everyone who took a moment to check out Amabella Magazine on the Issuu.com publication sharing platform.  While I've always wanted to create beautiful, full-color magazines, it wasn't until I found the Issuu website that I realized that I could really do it!  As I poked around the…

Why Make Your Own Belly Dance Costume?

Making your own costume can be an exciting and creative project. Even with the increased availability of ready-made costumes on the internet, many dancers elect to make their own performance wear. "When you make a belly dance costume yourself, the only true limits are your imagination." There are as many reasons for taking a DIY approach…

On the Bookshelf, March 2017

This spring, we've asked our editors what they are reading now.  Their reading selections are as varied as they are, ranging from coffee table books to self-help, cookbooks and classics. Here are their top picks for this spring's reading lists. Face Paint: The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge What Alisha has to say, "As…

Welcome to Amabella Magazine

Hello, and welcome to the Amabella Magazine website.  Our mission is to bring you beautiful,  informative, and useful articles and information from the industry leaders of the belly dance world.  Our issues are available for free digitally from the Issuu website. We are currently building our editorial team before we begin production on our first…