Bellydance combinations

Combine the basic moves you learned in the technique section to create fun combinations that you can use in any choreography

Fun workouts: cardio bellydance, ab workouts and more

Join Tiazza for fun long cardio belly dance workouts and creative ab workouts for lean abs and a strong core to improve your dance practice.

Bellydance technique: beginner, advanced, veil, Saidi, ...

Learn the step by step technique of several moves for beginners and advanced. Also, learn the technique for veil, Saidi, turns, sword dancing, floor work and more

Fun contests ... win prizes!

Enter fun contests to win bellydance items. These contests are open to anyone no matter where you are located in the world and meant to encourage you to further your practice and challenge you

Fun choreographies

Learn complete fun choreographies and their combinations step by step. Then, dance with Tiazza to fun songs from Modern Egyptian and Lebanese styles to powerful drum solos, veil dances and more.

Reviews: CDs, DVDs and more

Are you thinking about buying a new album or a DVD and not sure if you will like it or be worth your money? Check out this section for reviews first.

Giveaway winner announced: Shakira's DVD "En vivo deste Paris"


The contest was announced here earlier and this is a Facebook share contest!

Thank you to those who joined Facebook just for this contest! You guys are sweet.

The winner is: Jessica Amrhein

Congratulations!

Please email your mailing address to: tiazza@freebellydanceclasses.com and your DVD will be mailed to you.

Stay tuned for the next contest


Vlog: Don't do any dance move that does not feel natural

Many new belly dance students feel that the moves they are doing do not feel "natural"! That is definitely a "normal" feeling because you are learning something new.

However, after you have mastered some of the basic moves, this feeling should not be "normal" anymore. So what to do when the feeling hits? continue to try learning? give up? try something else ? ....

let's talk ...

Belly dance arms and hands: the sunset arms


Sunrise arms, sunrise Egyptian arms, reverse sunrise arms, .... so many names, right?

Well, now the question I got is this: what are "sunset arms"?

Let's see.... you have to watch the video :)

Belly dance arms and hands: sweeping hands


Another questions I received lately about arms and hands is about sweeping hands.

What are sweeping hands?

Check the video for the answer.

Belly dance hands and arms: squid hands?


Question: what are squid hands?

I got this question lately as I have been posting all the videos about arms and hands and without trying to describe them here, here is the video to get the answer :)

Good luck!


Belly dance arms and hands: the lotus hands


I have done an old video about lotus hands but let's try it again this time as we do this arms and hands series. Now we'll try to simplify and get closer to the camera :)

Lotus hands are Indian hands, common in Indian traditional dancing but have been used in belly dancing. They are not as common as you might think. In fact, you could watch hundreds of belly dance performances in your life and never see one belly dancer use lotus hands.

So why we learn them? Well they create variety in a slow section of your dance. Most dancers struggle with variety when the music is slow as there are only few good moves you can do. So stopping and doing some arms moves would add a bit of variety instead of constantly doing camel walk, undulations ... etc

Here is the breakdown of how to do lotus hands. Good luck !

Belly dance arms and hands: the barrel turn arms


In a series of videos I have posted awhile back, I introduced you to the barrel arms. Make sure you know how to do the barrel turn first before you focus on the arms part of it. 

You also need to know how to do the windmill turn 


Now let's add some arms... watch the video below 


Belly dance arms and hands: the hand figure eights


We have done arm figure eights and these are hand figure eights.

This is simply to create variety and these might not work best for you but give them a try and see how you feel. I like trying different moves but you don't have to do them all or even know how to do them all. Some won't feel natural for you and some will just click!

Try it and see ...