Best bellydance podcasts we could find (Updated May 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
 
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!
 
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Belly Dance Life
Weekly
 
All insights into belly dance lifestyle
 
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.
 
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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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Eclectica
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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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Shimmy by the Sea
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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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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 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 ...…
 
World performer, multimedia artist and renowned belly dance performer and teacher Adelaide Marcus joins Francesca to talk art expression even for novices, belly dance for the bedroom, fertility, kundalini and more. Plus sisterhood and being the role models we need in the world.
 
Guest: Tenille Lindeque | Founder & organizer at Feminine Devine Oriental Dance Studio
 
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 ...…
 
DeVilla is a make up artist and Belly Dancer here in Los Angeles. Meet the make up artist that probably has a better week-end than you She is a doggie mommy, and she rescues Dalmatians from from this great company, check them out here! http://www.savethedals.org/ We delve into how to keep a marriage happy, as she is still deeply in love with he ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast Do you ever catch yourself in the middle of negative self-talk? I surely know this feeling of thinking you are not good enough... and I guess 99% of artists face the same issue from time to time. I believe the key is to figure out how to forward this feeling into motivation rather than frustration. Of course, the is no magic ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast All you wanted to know about belly dance life in Cairo, and how the local dance scene has been changed recently. On today's show internationally acknowledged dancer Shahrzad gives interesting insights into the Egyptian belly dance scene: from popular music trends to current costume fashion. She also shares her passion for bei ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast I was really debating if I need to have this, sort of, introductory mini-episode, but after receiving all the amazing feedback from you since our first episode with Marta Korzun, including all your questions and comments on the social media, I've decided that it would be nice to share my plans for this project, as well as to ...…
 
Iana Dance Podcast I'm so happy to have world-known dancer, teacher and choreographer Marta Korzun as our first guest at the Belly Dance Life Podcast. In this episode we talked about Marta's first experience in belly dance competition world, her ups and downs, as well as highlights of further dance career. She shared her opinion on the current ...…
 
What to do when you’re your own worst enemy. This is Part 5 of a multi-part series on judgmental comments in the belly dance world. You don’t have to listen in order, but if you want to start from the beginning, check out Walking on Eggshells. In this series so far we’ve been talking about comments made by others. But sometimes the biggest sour ...…
 
Jade Nelson's Bio Jade is a Community Health Educator, Self-care Consultant and Licensed Massage Therapist. She has spent the last 12 years guiding people towards their optimal self be it massage, health coaching or fitness. She incorporates her education and personal journey of healing by helping individuals build a strong foundation for a ful ...…
 
Don't like to gig but also not ready to teach? Listen to the other routes you can take in your bellydance career.Visit zana.dance or advanceyourbellydance.com to sign up for the AYBD weekly newsletter for more bellydance tips.
 
Listen to the silly but all too common mistake I made while at the MBC.For more bellydance tips, visit zana.dance or advanceyourbellydance.comJoin the FB group at facebook.com/groups/advanceyourbellydance
 
How to keep your inner toddler from derailing your practice If you’ve ever tried to make practice a consistent part of your life, you’ve probably had a practice tantrum. You know you should practice. You know you want to practice. But when it comes time to do it, you just want to stomp your feet and yell “I don’t wanna!” like a cranky toddler. ...…
 
Sometimes it’s far harder than it should be to find that academic paper or research article. Papers and journals are locked behind paywalls, paywalls that don’t matter to your patrons. So let Dan help you break the walls down, and get those articles you and your patrons need! YouTube Listen to the show on YouTube. Links Google Scholar – Start h ...…
 
The goal of this podcast is to explore all the different sounds and genres that house music has to offer. Your host John Douglas has been honing his craft behind the wheels of steel for 17 years all over Canada and wants to share the music that he feels so passionately about. Not everybody understands house music, but we do. Get ready to dance. ...…
 
The goal of this podcast is to explore all the different sounds and genres that house music has to offer. Your host John Douglas has been honing his craft behind the wheels of steel for 17 years all over Canada and wants to share the music that he feels so passionately about. Not everybody understands house music, but we do. Get ready to dance. ...…
 
A Listener Question! A few weeks ago, I shared an episode on why it’s important to embrace your safety moves. (Those are the moves that occur to you easily in the moment.) But Tonya in Grand Junction, Colorado asked a really good question: what if the moves that come easily to you don’t work well when you improvise? How do you find the right se ...…
 
What soccer goalies can teach belly dancers about improv. When I was in grad school, I attended a university language program in Poland. One of the friends I met there was a professional soccer goalie. And he told me something about soccer that completely changed the way I approach improv… Listen Now: Or Read the Transcript This was professiona ...…
 
Practice Doesn’t Have to Be a Huge Commitment When we think of practice, we usually think of carving out a substantial amount of time, like an hour every morning. But that’s not the only way to make practice a part of your life… Listen Now: Or Read the Transcript This was professionally transcribed, but it probably still has some errors. If you ...…
 
And dissing your safety moves won’t make you popular… Picture a cafeteria scene from a teen movie. The main character is sitting at the lunch table, staring longingly across the room at the popular kids. Did you ever notice that that character is almost never alone? They’re typically sitting there with a friend, maybe even two or three. But the ...…
 
Would you go on stage with no makeup on? Of course not! Without stage makeup, the audience can’t even see your features, much less see you as the fabulous, glamorous performer. But many dancers don’t realize that just like they need larger-than-life makeup, they also need larger-than-life energy. When we perform, we have to turn up the heat – j ...…
 
How trying to “elevate” belly dance sacrifices its core values. I’m going to get a little ranty today. If you’re not in the mood for controversy, you may want to save this audio for another time… I can’t stand it when I hear belly dancers talking about “elevating” the dance. This dance is not low. That’s not to say that it gets a lot of respect ...…
 
How to keep your expression honest and natural. Some of the most important advice that we ever get as belly dancers is that the feeling is the most important thing. They tell us to to find the joy. But when that becomes one more task to check off our checklists, it has the opposite effect. When we try and telegraph our joy instead of feeling it ...…
 
This episode is all about affiliate marketing: what it is, what it isn't, how to get in on it, and why you should consider creating an affiliate program for your product.For more free bellydance tips, go to advanceyourbellydance.com
 
Should you invest your money in attending a bellydance festival or an intensive? Find out the pros and cons for each!For more free bellydance tips, sign up at bitly.com/bellydancetips
 
Why the Last 15 Seconds of Your Show Matter. (A Lot.) I’ve taken a lot of performing arts classes: Dance Music Theater Even Mime! (Well, I only did a little mime, but I learned it from an artist who trained with Marcel Marceau #ShamelessNameDropping) And every teacher in every genre has given me the same advice: The audience remembers how you s ...…
 
Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned pro, your website can make or break your image. Find out what 3 things you need on your website to be taken more seriously.For more free bellydance tips, go to bitly.com/bellydancetips
 
A new podcast from Nadira Jamal, The Belly Dance Geek Most instruction is about feeding you moves and choreography to copy. But I like to focus on how the dance works, so you can create it for yourself. In my new podcast, More Than Steps, we’ll geek out on everything but the steps. And speaking of steps, I record it during my morning coffee run ...…
 
This week I'm sharing my favorite productivity tip!For more free bellydance tips, visit bitly.com/bellydancetips
 
After a way–to-long hiatus due to some bad craziness with moving, promotions, and upgrades… The Cyberpunk Librarian is back! Join Dan as he shares his tools and techniques for downloading massive amounts of, well… everything! YouTube Listen to this episode on YouTube. Links WordPress.org – My CMS of choice Seriously Simple Podcasting -Podcastin ...…
 
Confused about sales funnels? This episode talks about what a sales funnel is, why you need one, and how to create one to start profiting in your dance business.For more free weekly bellydance tips straight to your inbox, sign up at bitly.com/bellydancetips
 
This week's episode is about the necessary steps you need to take to start teaching your first local class.For more bellydance tips, head over to advanceyourbellydance.com and sign up for the weekly Advance Your Bellydance newsletter.
 
Easy Costume Upgrades Belly Dance Geek Clubhouse Episode 51: My guest, Mao Murakami, will talk about how you can make the most out of the costumes that you already have. Get the recording Many different elements make up great belly dance costuming. Each dancer has unique qualities – in their dance and on their body – that shine when costuming w ...…
 
Stumped on how to book gigs? Let Mahin help! Check out her website and new online course at shes-got-hips.com
 
This week's episode is a minisode (mini+episode) reminding you that you CAN make a living in the arts. Come join the community and connect with other like-minded bellydancers at facebook.com/groups/advanceyourbellydance
 
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