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.

Instagram contest winner announced! Win Sadie's drum solo secrets DVD

Our latest contest was an Instagram contest . All you had to is follow me @tiazza and hashtag #freebellydanceclasses on a photo you post representing your favorite bellydance "thing".

The winner gets Sadie's DVD "Drum solo secrets"

The winner is @ladydeyrdre

Please email your address to to Echeverria your DVD

Stay tuned for the next contest! Coming soon. ...

Have a lovely day

Hugs & chimmies


Learn to belly dance: what are oblique crunches?

 Belly dance moves are always tricky to name and it is very unfortunate that the names of different moves are not standardized.

And here is an example I got few questions about: what are belly dance oblique crunches? I am sure you already know them with a different name :)

Watch the video to see if you do :)

Lean to belly dance: what is the core?

 We talk a lot about the core in exercise and dance but what does it exactly mean? There is more to the core than you think as each muscle works as a group in the body with supporting muscles that help stabilize it. So it's important not to talk about "abs" only but the supporting muscles as well that make up the "Core" muscle groups.

Listen to the video here for more details.


Harem pants for belly dance and street style


I am loving harem pants and I am sure you would to :) They have become my ultimate comfort pants for dance practice, street style and even for a night out 

Harem pants are the ultimate slouchy pants. If you need comfort especially for movement and dance, they are perfect!

Known mostly in the Middle East as the "MEN" pants, they made their way to the Western fashion world as a the Bohemian chic must have wardrobe item.

Here are some ideas of how they are worn street style and some fun one to shop for on Amazon.

Instagram contest: win Sadie's drum solo secrets DVD #freebellydanceclasses

How to win:

Watch the video below for all the details on how to win!

- Follow Tiazza on Instagram @Tiazza

- Share a photo of your favorite belly dance item. It could be anything from your favorite song to your favorite sword or even your favorite online teacher :)

- Make sure to hashtag #freebellydanceclasses on your photo

That's it.

The winner will be picked randomly. You will win Sadie's drum solo secrets DVD

Deadline: October 28, 2014

Good luck!


For more details on this DVD, check out the Amazon listing here

Learn to belly dance: warm-up shimmy drills

 One of my favorite ways to warm up before practice is shimmies! You can easily get your heart rate up and practice your basic technique at the same time. So here I put a few different types of shimmies together in a routine that could be a great warm up routine especially for the intermediate and advanced dancer.

Hope you like it!

Cheers! Tiazza

What do men think about belly dancing and belly dancers

Let's hope to her from men on this one. Guys, comment on the video and speak your mind :)

What do men truly think of belly dancing and belly dancers. We hear all kinds of opinions out there from "admiring the art form" to " cheap strippers"!

Honestly, what do you guys think? And why?

Belly Talk: the business of belly dance

 So many emailed me regarding this topic and it's a difficult one to address in one email because there are so many aspects and directions .... So let's start the conversation but we will be talking more about the business side of this art form. In fact I am planning on doing a whole new video series someday soon :)

For now, let's address the different aspects of taking the art of belly dancing to the "job" level.

Please post your comments with questions so we could continue the discussion

Thank you!