Best Bellydance podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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Montly in-depth interviews with Nadira Jamal and her geek-tacular guests
 
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Cafe Bellydance
Daily+
 
Hip Swaying Carpet Ride Through the World of Bellydance
 
Podcasting "old-school" belly dance vinyl from the 1950's through the 1980's!
 
More Than Steps Podcast:Geeking out on how the dance works, one coffee run at a time.
 
Learn analytically, so you can dance creatively
 
Captivating Rhythms and Soulful voices from Cairo, Beirut, Riyad, Baghdad. Featuring belly dance, pop, and traditional arabic music.
 
A weekly podcast all about the business of bellydance! Go from intermediate hobbyist to advanced professional with these free weekly bellydance business tips. Hosted by Žana
 
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Belly Dance Life
Weekly
 
All insights into belly dance lifestyle
 
Bellydance Talk Radio is hosted by Meagan Mayada Hesham along with fellow bellydancer co-hosts and resident Arab Man, Will. We bring you the latest bellydance news, reviews, and interviews, as well as candid talk on all the controversial hot topics in the bellydance world, bellydancer tips and tricks, music suggestions, listener questions, and so much more!
 
Yvonne has been studying Middle Eastern Performing Arts since 1998; her main area of study has been in Traditional Egyptian and Oriental Style as well as some Folkloric. She has taken many workshops over the years with such well known dancers and choreographers as Mahmoud Reda (the legendary pioneer of Egyptian dance theater), Raqui Hassen, Dina of Egypt, Hadia and Aziza of Canada, Nourhan Sharif, Yousry Sharif, and Jillina just to mention a few. Yvonne currently studies under Virginia of Mi ...
 
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Sound of Istanbul
Monthly
 
Even if you lived in Turkey or traveled to Turkey for vacation or business, I'm hoping this music will pleasantly surprise and entertain you. There is so much ethnic and social diversity in the world. Freedom, social justice and human rights aren’t enough to bring happiness to people. Every social or ethnic community has a need to love and be loved. What I say sounds like Bob Marley's ideas but it isn't all that different from the principles of Kemal Ataturk (founder of modern Turkey) or wor ...
 
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Taktaba
Rare
 
She Writes: the video podcast on dance composition for belly dancers
 
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YIP Podcast
Rare
 
Your source for all things bellydance!
 
Sending out fully shaken tracks that somehow meld. From melancholic to ecstatic...reflexive to expressive...dance - cry - laugh - hug each other - fall to the floor - cry - cry - love - eat chocolate - drink wine - cry - laugh...
 
This podcast is made available primarily for my belly dance students to listen to classical, pop, and folkloric Arabic music. However, I encourage anybody interested in world music to give a listen. It's great for dancing as well!www.maribel.us
 
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Ajvar Radio
Rare
 
Crazy-Funky-Multi-Kulti-Beats
 
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Taktaba in Low-Res
Weekly+
 
Dance can be thought of as variations in space, shape, time, and energy. Whether you create your choreography in advance or improvise it, how you use them defines your dance. Join me as I explore elements of these four themes. This is the low-resolution version, made available for easier downloading. For the higher-res version that will play on your iPod, go to taktaba.com, or search for Taktaba in the iTunes Music Store.
 
Talking about all things belly dance related
 
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Shimmy Cast
Weekly+
 
Podcast for dancers and fans of Middle Eastern Dance.
 
With some focus on the WNY bellydance scene and American Tribal Style Bellydance, Euphraxia's show exists to raise awareness of all things artistic... on a local level, as well as outside of WNY.
 
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Shimmy by the Sea
Rare
 
This podcast reports on the happenings of a belly dance/boating community. We are a dynamic mix of women learning, laughing and sweating together who share a love of the sea and dancing.
 
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Eclectica
Rare
 
Eclectica is a very bellydance-inspired, diverse music podcast. Here you’ll find -all kinds- of music and unusual new forms of audio entertainment; designed to move the spirit, mind & body alike! From Rock to Reggae, Pop to Goth/Industrial, Trance to New Wave, Happy Hardcore to Jazz, R&B, Folk, Country, Middle Eastern, Indian + beyond- Eclectica has it all! So sit back & relax (or get up and shimmy) & come with me on a journey to explore music from all over the map!
 
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Disaster planning for veil mishaps No matter how much you practice with your veil, sometimes your veil just isn’t going to cooperate. But that doesn’t have to ruin your show! As we talked about back in Episode 21, the first step is keeping your cool. Step 2 is to regain control of the veil. So how do you do that? Our new team member, Heather Wa ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Wow, wow, wow…. This is a discussion that had to happen a long time ago, and I’m very grateful and happy that we got a chance to talk about all those subjects with amazing Meher Malik. She is such an incredible artist who stands up for her beliefs, choices and rights, as well as inspire many women around the globe and particu ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Today we are traveling on a time machine to the times of Golden Era Belly Dance! Orit Maftsir talks about her dance story and the inspiration she got from old Egyptian movies, and how she transported that Golden Era atmosphere to the modern belly dance scene. We also discuss differences in the trading process of belly dancers ...…
 
Cross-Training Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 63: My guest, Farha, will talk about the value of cross-training in various Middle Eastern oriental and folk dances, regardless of your chosen style. Get the recording As dancers, we have all heard that cross-training is beneficial. But we usually think of cross-training in terms of studying tra ...…
 
Dorte from the Ishtar Dance Academy talks about bellydance communities and her tips and suggestions for being a good community member :)Check her out at ishtardance.comadvanceyourbellydance.comzana.dance
 
3 tips from Heather Wayman When Belly Dance Geek® first offered Rock the Routine back in 2012, online belly dance courses were almost unheard of. These days, finding online courses is easy. But getting the most out of them is still tricky. That’s where Heather comes in… The newest member of the Belly Dance Geek® team, Heather Wayman, has a lot ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast This conversation only gets better and better as it unfolds! Oscar Flores is a world-known belly dancer who teaches and performs all around the globe, but I bet you have no idea even about half of the projects this artist is working on. Here are only some of the topics that we've discussed in this episode: - His incredible st ...…
 
5 things your introduction needs to accomplish. About a year ago I released the very first episode of More Than Steps, Get the Hell Off the Stage. In that episode, we talked about the need to make the last few moments in your show count. But your introduction is just as important! Just like you need to warm up before dancing, your audience need ...…
 
Moulids Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 62: My guest, Sahra Saeeda (Sahra C. Kent), will talk about Egypt’s Saints Day Festivals. Get the recording Many dancers long for the opportunity to travel to the lands of the dance and some are lucky enough to be able to make a trip (or several!). But it can be difficult to know how and when move away ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast We always start somewhere! This episode is a compilation of different stories from our guests on how their belly dance journeys began. From going into belly dance with a clear intention of learning dance skills, to a surprising mistakes that led them into this world... Some got inspired by pop-music culture, some by fitness b ...…
 
Check out the 1 skill that has helped me teach abroad!Join the FB group at facebook.com/groups/advanceyourbellydanceadvanceyourbellydance.comzana.dance
 
Iana Dance Podcast This is a truly helpful episode for everyone who struggles with pricing their belly dance show for local gigs. I so often receive messages from you asking how much you should charge for a dance performance. So here I give my little formula on how I quote, and share some insights into what aspects of belly dance business you n ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Wow!!! I have goosebumps right now! On today's show I'm excited to feature Jillina Carlano, a successful performer, teacher, choreographer, director and producer! She shares insights into the Bellydance Evolution company, their activities, projects and goals. We also expand our dance discussion into the idea of giving back an ...…
 
Listen to the 3 things I STOPPED doing to become better in my bellydance business.Join the Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/advanceyourbellydanceadvanceyourbellydance.comzana.dance
 
Entertainment is the art of manipulation. Usually, we think of manipulation as a bad thing, but that’s not true for performers. Manipulating the audience is our job! A good belly dance show takes the audience’s emotions from exciting highs to intense lows. Without manipulation, our show would feel pretty bland. And those highs and lows are buil ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Alex DeLora on the Belly Dance Life podcast!!! In this episode, we get to know this artist from a completely new perspective that usually is hidden from the audience's eye. Could you imagine that in the beginning of her dance journey, Alex was told that dance was not for her, and that she never would be able to dance on stage ...…
 
In this episode, we listen for groups of beats and learn why that hints at the time signature of the music, and how we can find the difference between 2/4 and 4/4 or 3/4 and 6/8 time or beat groupings. YouTube playlist of music examples Let me know what you think of the podcast by providing a rating or leaving a review on iTunes Comments, feedb ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast It's our 20th episode!!! And it's a special one. We deeply explore the topic of Persian dance culture, with all its richness and nuances. I'm joined by Apsara Afsanesara, a dancer, choreographer, as well as an alternative model based in Poland. She specializes in the dances of the Silk Road (Persian, Afghan, Central Asian, Ca ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Yay!!! On today's show Jasirah is helping you to improve your dance skills and start practicing with purpose and results! Jasirah is an international dancer, teacher and judge based in Poland, and her top Youtube video has reached more than 10,000,000 views! Want to know her secrets of daily dance practice? How to find motiva ...…
 
This week Amartia is giving us her 5 best tips for aspiring pros. Check out her blog on more helpful tips at:https://amartiabellydance.com/lets-blog/advanceyourbellydance.comzana.dance
 
In this episode, we’ll take a closer look at a few songs whose beat is slightly fleeting. We’ll find the beat, find the one and talk about why it’s not so easy to keep track of either of those things at times. YouTube playlist of music examples Let me know what you think of the podcast by providing a rating or leaving a review on iTunes Comment ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast In this episode our featured guest is the amazing Amar Lammar who had a successful 12-year dance career in the Middle East! Amar explains what are the requirements for a professional dance show in the Arab Emirates, and shares how her dance journey wasn't always smooth and right away successful. You'll find out her top secret ...…
 
On-the-spot musicality for improvisation When we think about musicality, we always get the same advice, “Just follow the cues in the music.” Vauge instructions like that are not useful. So instead, let’s try one very specific technique… Listen Now: Or Read the Transcript... This was professionally transcribed, but it probably still has some err ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Curious about living a professional dance "dream" in Egypt? Luna of Cairo takes you behind-the-scenes of her 10-year belly dance experience in Cairo. In this episode, we talk about the current situation of the Egyptian dance scene, and how foreign dancers bring changes into the style itself. She explains the significant diffe ...…
 
Finding Your Creative Genius Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 61: My guest, Zahra Zuhair, will talk about “Letting The Genie Out Of The Bottle” and how to find your own creative path. Get the recording Part of being a dance artist is the almost inevitable struggle with feeling “stuck in a rut.” We find ourselves lost in a sea of gigs and new ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Today I am geeking about the business side of belly dance. :) Have you ever received those annoying calls from people who think that if they provide you a big enough audience, you should be happy to present your art for free at their event? And I'm not talking about bridal shows, or event planning conferences, but regular pri ...…
 
In this episode, we are starting from the beginning! We’ll take a look at the definitions of beat, rhythm, and bar or measure, and then listen to a range of songs to find their beat. Don’t be fooled, it’s not as easy as you think! YouTube playlist of music examples Let me know what you think of the podcast by providing a rating or leaving a rev ...…
 
Why (and how) to play zils with veil In my dance lineage, we don’t remove our zils when we dance with a veil. You keep them on, and ideally you play them! The secret is in the grip… Listen Now: Or Read the Transcript... Would you do me a favor? If you’re reading this transcript, please shoot me a quick email to let me know.Getting these podcast ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast As I said before, on each episode of the Bellydance Life Podcast I try to bring amazing guests and topics, so here is one more! Please welcome Cassandra Fox to the show, a queen of social media dance videos! 🙂 Here are only some of the topics that we've discussed in this episode: - how listening to her first impulse and intui ...…
 
My personal must-haves This week, I celebrated my 10th anniversary of teaching. It got me thinking about what I’m proud of in those ten years, what I value in the dance, and what advice I’d like to leave behind. And I came up with a REALLY long list. So I pared it down to five essential values. This isn’t everything that matters to me – there a ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast On today's show Iana is joined by Sadie Marquardt, the most watched belly dancer on YouTube, with over 30 million hits on just one video alone. She was a featured star of the show "America's Got Talent", producer of dozen of bestselling instructional videos, as well as an experienced performer and passionate educator. Sadie t ...…
 
A Caravan of Brides Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 60: My guest, Kay Hardy Campbell, will talk about her observations on the culture, history, and folk music and dance of Saudi Arabia through the context of her novel, A Caravan of Brides.* Get the recording Join us in the Clubhouse with Kay, as we discuss her experiences in Saudi Arabia, he ...…
 
Struggling to get your project done? Find yourself an accountability partner to get back on track!Join the FB group at facebook.com/groups/advanceyourbellydance
 
If you're in a slump and chasing after motivation, listen to this episode. Join the FB group at facebook.com/groups/advanceyourbellydance
 
Iana Dance Podcast This is truly a sensational conversation! Esmeralda Colabone talks about her training path, which was different from a regular "go to belly dance school" way, and how she got significant influence from musicians into her dancing. We discuss not only what is an individual dancer's style in general, but also the importance of s ...…
 
When to play finger cymbals (and when you might not) In the past, playing zils was a given. Most dancers played for a substantial part of every show. These days, it’s more of a choice. Whether to play (and how much) depends partly on your personal taste, dance style, and current skill level. But the type of piece you’re doing also matters… List ...…
 
This episode is how to get back on track to making your dance goals a reality. Share your goals and steps in the facebook group: facebook.com/groups/advanceyourbellydanceAlso, I'll be teaching in Phoenix for the first time this coming April! More information here: http://bit.ly/ZanaInPhoenix
 
Iana Dance Podcast Today Iana talks to Mr. Ozgen, an internationally successful Turkish belly dancer who travels all around the world teaching, performing and putting together full-length productions in different countries. Ozgen shares insights into being a part of the Fire of Anatolia dance company in Istanbul (later renamed to Sultans of the ...…
 
How to coordinate playing and moving When you try to play finger cymbals and move at the same time, does it feel like patting your head and rubbing your belly? You just need the right lyrics… Listen Now: Or Read the Transcript... This was professionally transcribed, but it probably still has some errors. If you catch any, drop me a line at nadi ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Valerick Molinary has brought up so many important points about different belly dance paths that you'll find a treasure tip in every minute of this interview. We start with discussing Valerick's recent festival, Lebanese Love Affair, including their panel discussion about different approaches to potential careers in belly dan ...…
 
Out of all the dimensions, energy is the hardest to pin down. This is Part 5 of a multi-part series on using dimension to add depth to your dancing. This episode can stand alone, or you can start with the overview episode, Dimension. My favorite definition is from the Elements of Dance project at ElementsOfDance.org: “Energy is about how the mo ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast It's our 10th episode!!! In celebration of our first mini-anniversary, I've decided to share some insights into the creation process of this podcast, and what surprised me during the last month. You'll find out about my process of inviting and interviewing guests, and post-editing details to make sure that each episode is rea ...…
 
Listen to More Than Steps, Hands-free. We interrupt our series on Dimension to bring you a quick technical tip. Do you listen to podcasts while you cook, clean up, or do other work with your hands? Use Alexa to help you listen to More Than Steps. Listen Now: Or Read the Transcript... This was professionally transcribed, but it probably still ha ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Alina Babayan and Angel Infante take us behind-the-scenes of the popular social media platform "Orientalisimo", as well as share details on their upcoming events. Have you ever wondered how they choose content to post on their social media? Interested in being featured on their Instagram page? Have doubts about the impact of ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast In this episode I'm talking about differences and similarities of performing in diverse environments such as restaurants or theatres. You'll find out details about various show durations, space layouts, and audience engagement, as well as why I think that professional dancers should approach restaurant and/or private function ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Get ready for a hardcore conversation about various aspects of a dancer's life in the Middle East. Kateryna Siham, a successful dancer who has been collaborating with one of the most prestigious entertainment agencies in Dubai, shares tips and stories from her own experience, so that you can avoid many potential mistakes in y ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast In this episode I'm sharing four things that I use in my dance practise to keep the energy level up during intense performance days. And no, coffee is not among them, lol. :) Also, these tips will be helpful for festival and competition participants. Stay full of energy, and keep inspiring the audience with your dance! Listen ...…
 
Without time, there is no dance. This is Part 4 of a multi-part series on using dimension to add depth to your dancing. This episode can stand alone, or you can start with the overview episode, Dimension. One thing that separates dance and other performing arts from the visual arts is that it’s all about time. When we dance, we create a moment ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Did you ever dream about an international career as a belly dance teacher? Or maybe it's your current goal? Then this episode is exactly what you are looking for. I'm still on a high from the epic conversation with internationally established dancer and truly amazing person Julia Farid. She openly shared her entire story from ...…
 
Changes in the Dance World Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 59: My guest, Morocco, will talk about her perspective on the changes that she has seen in the dance world throughout her career. Get the recording As dancers, we often hear that “things have changed” from more experienced dancers in the community. But what exactly does that mean? An ...…
 
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