We've moved! Wir ziehen um!

Hello all! We will continue this blog at http://khalidabiz.blogspot.com/

Hope to see you all over there Lachen


xxx Khalida


Song lyrics - Baed Anak

Check out this great website with Arabic lyrics and translations to english:


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Excellent article for dancers by Ozma

Hey peeps, here is a lovely article by Ozma of Japan about expression in dance and how to practice it:

Enjoy! http://www.facebook.com/notes/ozmas-costumes/ozma-has-an-...

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Week 5 - 'Raks Leila' by Farid El Attrache

Week 5: Leila by Farid El Attrache

Hello dear students! The song of the week for Thursday's summer class will be 'Leila' by Farid El Attrache. More information about the composer of the music and names of the albums where you can find versions of it can be found below. Happy dancing!


  • Music: Leila or Leyla or Raks leila
  • Composer: Farid Al Attrache / Farid El Attrache
  • Where to find this song: George Abdo's 'the Joy of Bellydance', 'Bellydance with Farid El-Atrache' and 'Very Cairo Vol.3 - Kings favorite'


Videoclip: A clip of Nelli from a movie, dancing to Farid El Atrache's Leila (posted by Shems): Note the Farid cameo halfway!


interesting article

Fun article by Princess Farhana (USA) about useful household items to make your life as a belly dancer or belly dance student easier Lachen Check it out! http://princessraqs.blogspot.com/2010/05/everything-but-k...




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Facebook group for students and friends of Khalida's school of oriental Dance!

Neue Facebook Gruppe! 'Bauchtanzschule Khalida' für Freunde und Lehrlinge von unsere Schule für oriëntalischen Tanz. Come and check it out! {#emotions_dlg.smile} 'Facebook group - Khalida's school of oriental dance'

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Interview mit Khalida (auf Deutsch :)

Siehe http://hobbymap.de/hobby/13c Lachen

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About Um Kalthoum

More than three decades after her death, she is still recognized as one of the Arab world's most famous and distinguished singers of the 20th century... Umm Kulthum is widely regarded as the greatest female singer in Arab music history. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umm_Kulthum

Short biography: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/greatlives/soueif_kul...

About her songs: http://almashriq.hiof.no/egypt/700/780/umKoulthoum/Songs/

Listen to Um Kalthoum: http://www.omkalthoum-radio.com/


Article: choosing finger cymbals

Hi all! Here is a great article from Gildedserpent.com about choosing finger cymbals (zills/sagat) http://www.gildedserpent.com/cms/2010/06/01/lara-choosing... Enjoy! Lachen

Where can you buy them? A good resource is Saroyan zills, I can heartily recommend their Saroyan Pro.

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March Newsletter posted!

Check it out here: http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=6f4db0fe55545029362cf7...

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Khalida practice tops

Get yours now Lachen

http://fanstuffshop.spreadshirt.de and http://www.zazzle.co.uk/khalidabiz

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Nederlandstalig buikdansforum!

Kyria's Buikdansforum: http://forum.allesoverbuikdansen.nl/index.php

Check ook de site met tips, clips en weetjes: http://allesoverbuikdansen.nl/

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About bellydance competitions

Interesting Blog post by Princess Farhana about bellydance competitions: http://princessraqs.blogspot.com/2010/02/and-winner-is.html

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About Arabic Music

Hi all! Found a very interesting Blog about Arabic music and Tarab. Check it out! http://oudman586.blogspot.com/2010/02/listen-importance-o...

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Aziza's new DVD is out!

decoration An amazing dancer and excellent teacher, her DVD's are heartily recommended!! Check out the latest new one here! http://azizashop.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=68

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Class music: warmup - Awal Marra by Jihad Akel

For the ones that asked about it in class: Here is the music of our current 'warmup routine'!

The version we are using is Awel Mara /Awal Marra by Jihad Akel from CD: Bellydance by Jihad Akel

About Jihad Akel: http://www.jihadakl.info/

Link to the track: http://www.nachatte.net/musique/Jihad-Akel.php

CD: http://www.mags-and-more.com/product_info.php?products_id...

And a Youtube of the original, sung by the one and only Abdel Halim Hafez. Ejoy! :)

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All about Khaleegy

Here's a great article from Lauren's website about Khaleegy and the Sauidi (not Saidi ;-) rhythm! http://www.bellydancestuff.com/style-khaleegy.html

And a great list with rhythms and counting: http://www.halas-place.com/music.html


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List of belly dance competitions

On forum Bhuz.com there is a list of belly dance competitions world wide. Check it out here: http://www.bhuz.com/forum/business-belly-dance/34578-comp...

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Article from Princess Farhana

decorationExcellent blog post from Princess Farhana about honoring the past of oriental dance to preserve the future: http://princessraqs.blogspot.com/2009/07/back-to-future-h...

Interview with princess Farhana: http://www.orientaldancer.net/star-interviews/belly-dance...



arabic lyrics translation - another link!

One more list with Arabic songs and english lyrics translations, enjoy!


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Belly dance performance - pricing

An interesting link (thanks Kim!) from Shamira Shuruk: A list with going rates and prices for belly dance performances around the globe.


PS: These prices are from 2007 and without traveling costs, so current pricing would be a tad higher still! x Khalida


song list - lyrics translation!

Here is a great list from shira.net with arabic songs and their english lyrics translations: http://www.shira.net/music/lyrics/

And a list/forum post with lots of CD and arabic song tips: http://www.bhuz.com/forum/music-traditions-styles/18082-r...

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great article on 'going pro'

For those who are thinking about 'going pro' at some point in the future: here is a great article with tips, advice and links to more information: http://carraranour.com/2009/07/so-you-want-to-be-a-profes...


saidi - information

Here are some interesting links on saaidi style, stick/cane dance technique and saaidi costuming!

http://www.rakscandi.co.uk/32801.html and http://www.orientaldancer.net/guest-stories/saidi-dance.s...


x Khalida

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Baladi - instructional DVD

Check out Ranya Renee's new DVD Belly dance Egyptian Style- Beledy: An excellent practice DVD for this style!!





Beledi/Baladi: http://www.youtube.com/profile_video_blog?user=khalida

Drumsolos/Trommelsolos: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=09048E4D79A0495D

Enjoy Lachen xx Khalida


zills/sagat/zimbeln/finger cymbals!

Zills - Info: http://www.shira.net/zills.htm

Zills - Musik/Choreo (Zeyna): http://kbss.skynetblogs.be/category/1083587/1/Choreos  (Post 18-01-2008)

Zills - online Shops: Sakkara (DE) http://www.sakkara.de Saroyan (USA) http://www.saroyanzils.com/

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Article by Lauren: How to make a choreography

This article from Lauren, a dancer from the US contains some GREAT advice on how to make your own choreography, including some tips for dancing on a stage. Enjoy! http://www.bellydancestuff.com/howtochoreograph.html



Newsflash: We've got fanshirts!! :-) Ideal practice wear for workshops, classes and at home. Check them out at http://fanstuffshop.spreadshirt.net 

xoxo Khalida

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Khalida on tribe.net!

Hello, I finally have my own tribe on tribe.net! Please check it out below, it will be the new place for updates and information on classes, shows and workshops!! http://tribes.tribe.net/khalidaraks

This blog will stay in place for the videos, pics and other stuff I find on the internet that might be of interest for fellow bellydance students. 

You will probably have to register to post on tribe. But its free! Smile

See you there! Khalida

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