Belly dancing to live music for an audience is the ultimate belly dance experience. It is nothing like dancing to recorded music, and when you can dance confidently and respectfully with a live band your understanding of belly dance will rise to another level. It is surprising how many dancers study American Tribal Style, Tribal Fusion, classical Egyptian belly dance, folkloric and American Cabaret Style and then sit down when it is time to improvise to live music. Dancing to live musicians is my favorite part of belly dancing! Years ago I started learning percussion in order to deepen my understanding of the music and also
Colleena Shakti's friends Raki and Sunita Sapera show us how to dance like the Rajasthani Kalbelia dancers in the opening scene of Latcho Drom. Rehearse like your audience is always there with you and if you see something you like in another dance, make it your own.
Find out why Jill Parker is one of the world's best belly dance teachers. She can teach you how to zip up in the middle, make both big and small movements clear, and start with the footwork. Great belly dance tips for all levels.