Tribal Fusion Dance Fashion

Bask in the many facets of tribal fusion raqs art with this gorgeous black and deep red set. Accessorize it to your hearts desire! This features a bra top with lace overlay with a fashionable ruffle trim. The matching skirt features a side tassel loop layered over the most comfortable black lace dance pants you’ll find!

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Jewelry is sold separately so that you can mix and match the bold silver and metals to your desire. Each person in your troupe can pick from a variety of rings, belts and jewelry that suits their fancy. Let us know when you wear this to the show. We’re giving away prizes to customers in costumes. Each photo is an entry into the end of the year drawing! Can’t wait to see you in our raqs wear!

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In Love With Layers

This past week we featured an amazing costume of sheer fabric in layers. We love this look because it’s elegant and ruffled. It also allows you the cool breathing room that many dancers forget is needed even during winter months. Chances are the places you’re dancing in don’t have the air on full blast and a lot of cozy places even have the fire place blazing. Therefore wearing a little too much velvet can have you breaking a sweat a lot sooner than you might imagine. Layering sheers work well in this situation.

This amazing costume is one in a series of new looks set to debut in the coming weeks. It’s a skirt with a choli top layered over a sheer black lace skirt accompanied by eastern jewelry that you’d find in a Turkish Bazaar. Love the look? Let us know in the comments section or tag us when you share it online!

Black Friday Deals Continue

So, you’re favourite store already done with Black Friday? We’re still going! You have until Sunday to take advantage of the awesome savings on tons of Bellydance costumes that you’ve had your eye on for a while. Don’t delay, grab a cart full of your favourite raqs wear today at MissBellydance.com

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Every Dancer Needs Comedy – K-Von in Atlanta!

What’s better than bellydance? Comedy! That’s right, a good laugh never hurt anyone as long as no one got hurt. We’re headed to the Kanoon on Friday to enjoy a really funny guy, K-Von! We last saw him in Atlanta when Maz Jobrani came to visit the Punchline in Sandy Springs. Now he’s back headlining at the Persian Community Center – the Kanoon and the tickets are only $35 for VIP and $25.

Come see what the local international community has been talking about since he left! He was just THAT funny! K-Von tickets now on sale here.

See you Friday!

Egyptian Intensive Workshops with Jacques al Asmar

Our Resident Archivist talks about the upcoming workshop featuring Jacques al Asmar this month!

We’re excited about Jacques Al Asmar’s workshop this weekend! It will focus on Egyptian dance which is something from which every dancer can benefit. Jacques is energetic off-stage so we know that his workshop will be just as exciting as it is to be around him. I think what workshop attendees will discover from Jacques is the essence and root of raqs sharqi that so many really need to see in order to weed out a lot of things that aren’t beneficial to mastering our art. Jacques isn’t a time waster he just gives it to you as it is.

A lot of people rely solely on YouTube for their raqs education then go out and try to start classes, promoting themselves as these great teachers who are influenced by the people they see on YouTube. Many of us know that is not how this works. Raqs Sharqi has a lot of elements to it that are best learned in person not just by satellite and videos. With Jacques’ Lebanese background and having danced in Egypt as well as on the West Coast with top names, he’s exactly what we need.

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I’m going because I enjoy Jacques’ presence more than anything. All of my early teachers were men and I appreciate everything I learned from them – from relatives and extended family in the market to Tarik Sultan, Nath Keo, Sal Maktoub and many others that I followed over the years. It’s a joy to have their energy in Atlanta and with Jacques here permanently we are truly blessed!

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Intensive Egyptian Workshop
4800 Briarcliff Rd NE 30345 Atlanta
Every 3rd Sunday at Cosmic Energy Fitness Studio
Next one – 19 November, 2017

The Holiday Sale and Giveaway

We’re entering our fans in a contest to win a huge MissBellydance Prize pack when they submit photos of themselves wearing anything MissBellydance related to parties and events this season. If you’d like to be entered to win, tag #MissBellydance in your pictures and we’ll find you on Twitter, Instagram and of course Facebook! Prizes will be given away on Christmas Day! Can’t wait to see all the festive photos of you and your troupes, soloists and those just hanging out in true MissBellydance style!

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Toronto Bound

So, Yasmina Ramzy has been going to Egypt quite a bit and you can follow her amazing trip on Facebook. She is the founder of Arabesque Dance Company and we have been fans since 2008 when she brought Tito Seif and Aida Nour. Our archivist went for a very long visit to Toronto in order to attend and almost didn’t come back. She was so smitten with Yasmina there are witnesses to her crying in the airport and having to be forced to get on the plane. Yeah…that Arabesque can bring you to your knees.

So, we’re going back. We are headed to the Arabesque 30 year party at the Estonian House in Toronto. Our archivist is nervous that she might have another one of those, “I’m not coming back!” moments at the airport an we’ll perhaps have to have her report remotely. She’s quite adamant. So, we’re bringing some cool fashion photos with us to share of what we’ve been doing down here with our friends up there!

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Let us know if you’re coming to the show, we’d love to meet you! Our stylist, archivist and friends will be faithfully lining up early to be present and accounted for in our traditional cultural attire!

Be Jeweled: Sitting Pretty & In Thought

We’ve always been serious about our work but of late we’ve been taking it to another level with lots of deep thoughts and not rushing into anything. It’s risky to take one’s time in the dance world because if you’re too slow, you get left behind. There is an art to it. You can’t just jump feet first and hope you figure things out along the way…it takes planning. That’s what we want to impart to our friends and fans when you’re getting ready for the upcoming year. Take your time and think hard about what you want to do now…so that when January comes you’ve got a plan and some goals.

As much as we’d love it if you just grabbed every beautiful thing you see on our site or when we’re at conferences with a table full of stuff, we feel you should start planning and thinking now about what you want to achieve with your look and dance career in 2018.

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Some starters are jewelry. Be inspired by silver and jewels. These are classics that are perfect any time of year. They also make amazing presents for friends and family. Be jeweled this holiday season! Be inspired by the intricate shapes, unique regional designs and true beauty of accessories as you sit with your friends over amazing meals and gathering stories that will be told beyond your lifetime.

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