Ready for Spring? We Are!

Spring time is here and that means we’re going to brighten up our wardrobes and celebrate the colours of the season. Be inspired by these designs from our collection and pick your favourites for your troupes, dance teams and friends. Enjoy these selections from MissBellydance.com

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Skirt sets are perfect for spring, 25yard and more. Feel free to explore!

 

 

Harem pacs112-2tHarem pants sets and bedluhs for your spring raqs wardrobe!

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Spinning skirts anyone?

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Comfortable Classwear for Conferences

Sometimes, you just need really great and comfortable dance classwear. If you’re going to Bellydance class, modern dance class, ballet all in the same day (or headed to conferences where these workshops are back to back) then you need something that works for everything. Check this out and let us know what you think. What dancewear do you prefer for dance class in general. Want more? Need to buy? Then check out our dance classwear page.

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Flamenco Arabe Featuring Fantastic Bellydancers Diana and Najmah Nour

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This weekend we’re excited about having Flamenco Arabe conference at our studio hosted by Diana and Najma. This workshop is designed for dancers of both Flamenco and Bellydance plus many other genres. You’ll learn a lot and walk away with skills you take to your classes and to the stage.

We held a contest last year and the winners were to receive two 25 yard skirts. We’re happy that Saniyah of Shimmies with Saniyah, a local teacher, performer and choroegrapher here in Atlanta won the skirts, a spot in the workshop for herself and a friend. She answered a trivia question correctly and was chosen in a drawing as the winner. Mabrook and Felicitions to Saniyah!

If you’re coming to the workshop let us know. Send us a picture of you eagerly packing your suitcase or headed on over in your car. We’re giving away one more 25 yard skirt to a person attending. Can’t wait to see you in class and at the show. For more information please visit this link where you can also register.

Diana presents Flamenco Arabe Seminar & Show Saturday February 25, 2017

An exciting day of dance fusing Flamenco and Middle Eastern dance styles with master instructors Najmah Nour (NY) and Diana (GA) followed by a Spanish Fusion showcase featuring a mix of Flamenco and Middle Eastern dance styles.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Location: Workshops at Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance followed by showcase at Global Dance Eileen Keegan Theatre

12:00pm-2:00pm Baile del Mundo with Najmah Nour
Learn how to emcompass the muscular and passionate strength of flamenco while keeping the fluidity and softness of Belly Dance with some of her core technique that will blend into a passionate choreography to an old Sephardic Ladino song.

2:30pm-4:30pm Gypsy Flamenco with Diana
Diana will teach the art of using veil like the Spanish Manton (shawl) and a short Gypsy-style Flamenco fusion choreography.

8:00pm Flamenco Arabe Showcase

$45 in advance $50 at the door
Full Day Pass (2 workshops and show) $100
Register now: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2564790

About the Instructors:

Najmah Nour seamlessly combines traditional and modern in her Flamenco Arabe dance form. She fuses elements of Contemporary, Middle Eastern, and Flamenco dances to help her embody a unique style. Najmah’s dance speaks the soul of Flamenco and the heart of Belly Dance. Her love for Middle Eastern dances and Flamenco has merged themselves together because she grew up dancing in the living room with her Spanish/Cuban family and she was exposed to belly dance at a very young age. Najmah expresses the powerful and dynamic aspects of flamenco while keeping the feminine and soft quality of Belly Dance.

As a teacher, she brings her years of study and her immense generosity of spirit to her many students, and is a much sought-after workshop instructor in the Southeast.

Diana
With over 30 years experience as a performer and instructor, Diana is one of Atlanta’s most cherished dancers! Her 13-year background in ballet and folkloric dance in the western New York area, have allowed her to offer a wide range of Middle Eastern dance styles. In 2003, she received permission from critically acclaimed Yasmina Ramzy of Toronto, Canada, to recreate Yasmina’s dance, “Venus” from the Descent of Ishtar Ballet, for Company Mezza. Specializing in training for the advanced to pro level dancer, many of Diana’s students currently perform in Atlanta area restaurants, and are instructors/performers on cruise lines and dance studios. Diana is also an active Flamenco student of Malita Belloso at Calo Gitano!

See you there!

-Team MBD and Andye

Hipscarves, Cool Community Members and Love!

 

 

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We’re looking forward to following Studio Jaki’s photography at shows!

MissBellydance.com continues to branch out and be a part of bigger conversations. This month we’re excited to feature interviews with culinary artists and dancers of all genres who are also foodies. One of the great teams we’ll talk with are those from dinner parties featuring dancers around town. One being a great party with a dance and fitness aficionado who is Nigerian-American. Among the many cultures, Nigerians are prominent in our community and always out and about. We’re going to hang out with several and get the inside scoop on the dances that our Nigerian friends are into including a number of different styles of bellydance and Coup de Cale from Cote d’Ivoire.

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Another great scoop of info for fans will be that of the many deals we’re doing for Valentine’s Day. We’ll have a recap from Lunar New Year and check-in on our hipscarf promotion and what you all think of it or want to do further. Let us know what you’re thinking about this year. We want to know where you’re going for shows and what cool costumes you’re looking to don at the gala and extravaganzas. We’re so excited to be out and about in the community. Can’t wait to see and hear from you!

Hugs to all of our fans!
-Team MBD

Elaborate and Elegant – Costumes for You!

Oh there’s nothing that compares to getting a new costume at the start of the year. You plan all of the places you’re going to wear it. You want to look elaborate, not gaudy, elegant without the kitchen sink of accessories. There’s a method and a know-how to getting dressed for a successful show or raqs presentation. This week we’re looking at the elaborate costume and how to jazz it up without going overboard. We also want to hear from you!

Our Tempi set is a fine example of elegant raqswear that has plenty of embellishments. You’ll want to wear a set of bangles with this and a lovely veil. Much more would be a bit over the top but hey…sometimes over the top raqs! What do you want to see accompanying this ensemble? Let us know.

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Coastal Jewel references the edgier styles we see on both coasts. From hard core rocking raissat in Los Angeles and Seattle, to bold city bound dancers killin’ it in the cafes of New York and Miami. We’re pairing this with our silver sets. This one being one of our favourites. But is that what you would do? Let us know. Tell us, how would you pair your accessories for this elegant and elaborate raqswear?

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All entries can be sent in via several ways. Post this blog entry on our Facebook page or tweet it to us on Twitter. You can also reply in the space below. All who participate will be entered to win a set of silver jewelry from MissBellydance.com and we can’t wait to see what you pair with these costumes.

Elaborate your elegance!
-Team MBD

Beat the Winter Breeze!

It’s that time of year when you’re transitioning into some of the coldest days on the calendar. How to dress for your best bellydance class and not freeze? We’ve got the answer. MissBellydance thobes are the key to beating the winter breeze. Get these in a variety of colours and designs.

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Protect your skin, your costume and your sanity as you truck from the car  to the studio fighting the chill rising from the frozen, snowy ground. This is a great way to stay warm, salute the art of our craft and feel good. These thobes, jackets and cover-ups come in a variety of styles and colours. Browse here to see them all. Email us, send us a note on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest if you have any questions. We’re here to help. Stay warm, have fun!

 

-Team MBD

Visit MissBellydance.com & See Suhaila Salimpour This Week

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This week we’re excited about Suhaila Salimpour’s return to the studio hosted by Atlanta Fusion Bellydance. AFBD manages our 2,000 sq ft space adjacent to our large bellydance warehouse. AFBD are not just friends, but our family and we work together to promote top talent around the world in our raqs and bellydance industry. This year the calendar is already filled with many amazing shows and dance learning opportunities. We invite you to reach out and put Atlanta Fusion Bellydance events on your calendar. This week while you shop, sign up for one of the many classes Suhaila Salimpour is teaching. We love it when she’s in town!

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Faaridah Raqs, friend, family and model at MissBellydance.com – leader of Atlanta Fusion Bellydance

MissBellydance.com is right up front awaiting to welcome you with open arms as you enter the amazing studio space that AFBD have transformed into a raqs wonderland. Here are some things to expect this year.

February 2017
February 4 Sassy Jazz Fusion Belly Dance with Babette & Leyla Soleil @ AFBD
February 25 Flamenco Arabe Workshops sponsored by Diane Adams featuring Najmah Nour @ AFBD. Register now!

March 2017
March 11 BollyX Instructor training @ AFBD
March 19 Atlanta’s Got Talent hosted by Faaridah of AFBD & Jenny of World Belly Dance Alliance. Performer registration opens January 5

April 2017
April 28-30 Michelle Sorensen worksh ops @ AFBD. We’re excited to host this fusion belly dance star! One of our faves! Registration opens January 16 !!
April 30 AFBD Spring Showcase featurin g Michelle Sorensen

June 2017
June 10-11 AFBD’s 8th Anniversary Weekend. Join us for our biggest celebration to date, featuring a huge stage production with world-renowned guest artists! Stay tuned for more!

Thanks for reading! See you this week!
-Team MBD

Lovely Lace & New Looks

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We’re welcoming the new year with some great new looks. It’s exciting to slip into lace ensembles, short or long. Be a part of the fashionable scene at coming shows and galas. Dress up and get into the raqs fashion and dance like you’ve never danced before. Check out the latest in our skirts section and let us know what you think. We’re thrilled with the new things and we hope you will be as well.

 

Can’t wait to hear from you! We have so much to share!

Building Your Bellydance Wardrobe

We’re talking about building a dance wardrobe this weekend. We’re taking time to look through our collection of clothing and that of friends to make sure we have the most vibrant of colours and styles to start the new year. No matter what your aesthetic, primary colours should be in your treasure chest. For tribal dancers, dark colours and jewel tones in the same base of the primary colours should be present. Extend that to green, tangerine, peacock blue and deep reds. For those often on the festival circuit, 25 yard skirts are key!

Creating a wardrobe can be very easy when you base it on the colours. Making sure the cuts and patterns are flattering to your frame, find discounts online such as those we offer weekly at missbellydance.com. You can stock up on tons of items and accessories to make your ensembles pop and look really bright with eye catching colours stage. A great set of costumes simply enhance what you bring to your audience. It doesn’t stop there. Couple your skill with the cutest costumes and cool trending raqs and dancewear in class.

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To assist you with building an amazing raqs wardrobe in the new year, MissBellydance is offering 25% off $80 or more. Browse the site and grab what you need. Use code hipdrop16 and see the savings! Send us photos of your MBD haul and we’ll happily feature you in our blog and social pages. We look forward to seeing the selfie hauls posted to our Facebook page and tagged on Twitter and Instagram. Can’t wait to hear from you! @missbellydance 🙂 Tell us when you follow us or if you have been for some time. We’ll enter you in our end of the year drawing for accessories from MBD! 🙂

Happy Holidays
-Team MBD

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