Autumn Fashion Haul from

Autumn is officially upon us! That means really gorgeous costumes and accessories for upcoming gala shows and more. We’re stocked and ready to deliver. Just have a look! You can find all of these in our skirts section.


Tell us your favourite costume and why. Post it to our Facebook page and get entered to win a new accessories set from our online shop. We look forward to hearing from you!

-Team MBD

Dancer Portfolios – Must Haves For Raqs

Having a raqs portfolio that features your work and accomplishments is quite necessary in today’s very competitive dance market. Not only should you have knowledge of the various dances that are expected on the raqs circuit and within the various internationals communities you can potentially perform in, you also need proof. These can be accomplished through photography sessions and by saving the programs from the shows in which you participate.

Studio Jaki captures the best photos of dancers!

Digital Archive
Every dancer needs a wardrobe photo session featuring the costumes from the dances you can do. Khaleegy, Debke, Hishibeshek and Raqs Sharqi should be your basics. This includes Sha’abi. You should also note that you are skilled at bedouin style dances and the different types of sha’abi that exist including Cha’abi Maghreb as well. These photos and videos should be archived in a blog or online site where those who want to know more about your work can easily access it during interviews or when browsing for those to feature at cultural events and weddings.

Great photo of Global Dance Studio’s troupe at Essence of Bellydance

Photo Portfolio
When going to restaurants to meet with the owners or when meeting with executive producers for shows you should have a book of your photos and programs featuring all or most of what you have done. Investing in good pictures with an outstanding photographer like Studio Jaki is very important as well. Great photographers really bring your work and effort to light. They are not an option, they are requirement in order to promote yourself.

Absolutely Gorgeous…we loved her!

Great Costumes
Go ahead and invest in the best you can find. We at carry a variety of costumes for students and even professionals. We specialise in troupe wear and that’s something you’ll certainly want to help emphasize your ability to socialise in this space and be a part of a community. Many producers love to invite troupes to really bring home the family/sisterhood/brotherhood that is found in our art. One great costume a year is understandable. Next week we’ll talk about the last big thing a dancer needs…which is knowledge and skills. Combining all of these is the key to success. Let’s continue to discuss!


Stay Cute in Raqswear from MissBellydance



Say Aiewaaa to more glam in your raqswear and raqs wardrobe. Enjoy these great styles as you go back to dance class this fall. From cool elastic waist based harem pants featuring cool frills to sleek pieces that accentuate your curves, these look great on so many body types. We got lots of great feedback this past summer and continue to see these are a favourite.

You can mix and match these with the black top of your choice or buy the whole set. You can wear it for class or go out for lunch between sessions in these stylish sets. Get one for you and a friend so you both can twin. It’s a lot fun. We see so much love and care in the dance world, we’re happy to be a part of it through fashion. Enjoy these fun and frilly dance class sets and let us know what you think.


-Team MBD

Raqswear for the Real World


Glamour is important when you’re going out on stage. But you also want to look good when you’re in class and out and about with your friends. We’ve discussed the wonderful world of bellydance workout wear and practice outfits in the past but did you know these can be worn as outfits too?

Pair these pieces with your favourite long knit jacket for the fall. Do it up with a little jewelry and cool items from your dance treasure. Let the whole world know you’re into raqs with the right kind of wear.


MissBellydance has these in lots of different styles and colours and colourways. They’re just the right price for festival season and dance class. But the fabric is limited and won’t last forever. Get these while you can and let us know what you think.


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