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.

Belly Talk: tucking your belly?


I have done so many videos in the past talking about p[posture and yet it seems to be one of the most challenging aspects of the dance so far for most beginners.

There are so many ideas out there of what you should do or not do but I have spoken specifically about this in the past and said that the posture must feel comfortable. Most questions and emails I receive are talking about how "I am doing what i should do but it does not feel right". Then don't do it that is always my answer

Speaking of this one aspect of posture, tucking the belly ... we hear all the time that we should have our belly tucked? How much truth there is to this? when is it OK and when it is not? should you always tuck your belly?

watch the video for details and answers ...






Here is the first video I did regarding posture




Belly dance arms and hands: the posture




Belly dancing with Isis wings: the posture

Veil belly dancing: side figure eights and figure eight circles



This is a very basic move and all beginner veil dancers would be able to do it easily but I just don't think I covered it in my previous veil video series.

Have fun ...

Hugs & shimmies
Tiazza


Side figure eights




Side figure eight circles

Veil belly dancing: the front circle


These are some new veil ideas. We will not spend too much time on these but they have been on my mind after I did the veil series and it's about time to cover them and move on to a new series.It will be all about rhythms!

GET READY ....



Front circles





Side figure eights





Side figure eight circles

Fairy Cove Silks: best belly dance silk veils!


If you are in the market for new silk veils for yourself or your troupe, I highly recommend the veils from Fairy Cove. Great quality veils that are actually not "hippy" like :) These don't look like tie dye prints but quite a nice and beautiful flow of different colors.


Check out this video to see how they flow and check out the Fairy Cove website for more product details. They carry not just veils but also fan veils and big wings!

http://www.fairycove.com


Veil belly dancing: finger flutters




I will be posting just few veil videos to cover few tips I have not covered in the last veil video serioes I did. So this won't take long but I hope you find them helpful.

Make sure to check out these links if you are interested in more veil videos:








Looking for a good source for a silk veil?

check out Fairy Cove Silks


Belly Talk: help me create the next choreography with your favorite combinations



Hi all!

As I get back into recording new videos, I would love our next choreography to be a collaborative project between you and me. YES!

I would love to get your input on your favorite combinations or moves that you would like to see used in our next choreography.

Post a comment on the video with your suggestions and we'll see what we could come up with

Hugs & shimmies ...

Tiazza

Vlog: where have I been and what's next for freebellydanceclasses.com?



It has been awhile since I last recorded a video! I know ... I am back and ready for some exciting new video series and new workouts and choreographies and would love to get your suggestions.

Have a listen and let me know what you think..

Have a lovely day!


Hugs & shimmies
Tiazza


My belly dance story by Nadya Sabina


by Nadya Sabina  

I grew up in a small village in Sweden and my life was great until I started school. It took only one day and then most of the other girls in my class started to bully me. Since it's a small village most of the other girls were related to each other, but my family had moved there 5 years prior to me starting school and therefor I didn't really have that much backup.  I did get a few friends, but most were in different classes than mine.  


 Flashing forward a few years, I had terrible self-esteem and self-confidence. I had anorexia and was scared of meeting other people because of what they might think of me and how I look. But then I found a couple of videos  online of bellydancers and was amazed by what they can do with their bodies and that was the beginning of something that would change my entire life and how I view myself.

   I started dancing on my own in the comfort of my home with the guidance of online video classes, but then I saw an ad in a paper about local bellydance classes. I was reluctant at first since I was afraid to let other people see me and talking to strangers was not something I was comfortable with at the time. But then I thought of how much I really wanted to learn this art so I applied and it was the best decision I have ever made! I came out a braver person, more comfortable with talking to strangers, I have no eating disorder left and now  I have a career doing what I love the most: bellydancing!