Back to Classic Basics that are Bold

We’re excited about dance class this fall as highly skilled instructors take their place at the head of the classroom. They are ready to give it their all imparting what often feels like sacred knowledge to their students. You want to make sure you’re at your very best and ready to take your skills to the next level. Nothing better than a really comfortable yet personalized dance class set to get you going.

For kids, we recommend this great unitard that stretches and fits well, giving them room to move comfortably. It’s a basic design that can be modified with a hip scarf or accessory according to the dance genre of their choice. It is available in black and is long lasting so you can throw it in the washer wear after wear.

Basic Leotard

For the modern dancer who is taking several courses, try this great top and bottom set with the word dance embossed on the side. You can go from class to class in this one and represent every part of the art you love.

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For our raqs fanatics, a cool set of pantaloons with a choli top will always be in. Try this with one of our many veils or coin belts to suit the style of your choice.

Basic Ensemble
Send us photos of you in your raqswear and we’ll enter you to win one of our fun prize packs in September! We can’t wait to see you soar to the next level in your dance career!
-Team MBD

How to Pack for Fall Bellydance Conferences

In just two weeks we begin getting ready to jet off to another dance conference! We’re excited. But as we’ve mentioned, there’s a smart way and a wrong way to pack. Our archivist is sharing three key things in her advice on how to pack for raqs sharqi and related events.

Awesome conferences like Tribal Con and Essence of Bellydance take place in Atlanta

One thing I’ve learned is to roll the clothes gently and lay them down as if they were eggplant rayy in the suitcase. It keeps them from wrinkling for some reason. Also, because the suitcases can get really stale (especially if it’s your favourite one), lay dryer sheets on top of the clothes and in between. About five or six will do.


Most important, if you are performing or have a bag you need to check and also if you are changing flights, keep at least one important costume, outfit or article of clothing with you in a substantial carry-on bag. Recently, best friend went to Europe and his bag was gone for three days. That’s miserable. Some conferences last three days so how do you function if your costumes and gala dinner attire is a suitcase elsewhere trying to get to you? Airlines aren’t perfect and things get delayed.


Pack shoes in a thin towel and put them in a plastic bag. Lay them at the bottom of the suitcase and not on top of the clothes. This is to keep them from snagging or getting any unknown articles on your clothes.

This and more tips will be featured on our social pages in the coming months. Please leave us your favourite travel trip tips in the comments section! Safe travels and see you at the show!

-Team MBD

Perfect Pair of Pants – The Haili

Every year we gloat over the perfect pair of pants because we seriously cherish our pantaloons. They are incredible! Roomy and comfortable, coming in a ton of different colours we can’t deny they are some of the best out there. Of recent we’ve been toying with the idea of changing them up, still offering our signature sequined sets but giving others a bit of a boost.

One of the sets we liked the most from a line we created some years ago are these. They are the Haili pant! They cross over in the front giving you a full leg and a really neat sequined, elegant shape from the hip down. They flow, flutter and are a lot of fun! We’ll be focusing a few cool ones in the coming weeks. But try these on for now!

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