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This page contains reviews of belly dance instructional videos by Shira. Some are highly praised while others are, uh, not. Read the review to determine whether the video may be suitable for you.

Videos are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows:

StarStarStarStarStar Absolutely Fantastic!
StarStarStarStar Definitely Recommended
StarStarStar Good Enough to Be Worth the Money
StarStar Disappointing, But Has Some Merits
Star Nothing Good About It At All!
X In the Poll column, "X" means Shira has not seen the video and therefore is unable to provide a rating.

Shira believes that any video with a rating of StarStarStar is worth considering when you are shopping. Those with one or two stars may hold value to some people despite the low rating, but Shira recommends reading the review before making a decision.

 

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Adry Svraka UniTancz Belly Dance  
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Adry Svraka Belly Dance Foundations for Children  
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Aida Nour Eskandarani (Malaya Laff)  
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Aida Nour Ghawazee Workshop  
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Aisha Ali Tunisian Rhythms & Raqs Shaabi  
 

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Alexandra Glover Learn to Belly Dance with Alexandra, Volume 1

Total novice.

 

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Alexandra King The Ancient Art Of Oriental Belly Dance, Volume 1 Total novice.
 

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Amaya  Veil and Arm Dancing By Amaya Single veil, arms. Intermediate.
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Amir Naoum Chehade Doumbek Technique & Rhythms  
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Amira Amira's Bellydance 101  
 

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Amira Mor Belly Dance Your Way to Fitness Total novice.
 

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Amira Mor Belly Dance Your Way to Energy Choreography. Beginner.
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Amira Mor Belly Dance Your Way to Your Soul Combinations.
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Amira Mor Belly Dance Your Way to Your Soul Mate Veil & floor work combinations. Intermediate.
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Amira Mor Belly Dance Your Way to Cardio Intermediate. Drum solo choreography, shimmy drills.
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Amira Mor Belly Dance for Mother & Daughter  
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Anahata Pink Lotus Belly Dance for Girls of All Ages  
 

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Anaheed Classic Cabaret Floor Work Intermediate. Floor work moves. Produced by IAMED.
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Aneena & Cindy Loader Dancing with a Prop  
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Aneena Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Veil  
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Ansuya Finger Cymbals Produced by IAMED.
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Ansuya Hot Combinations Produced by IAMED.
 

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Atéa Bellydance! Magical Motion Total novice.
 

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Atéa Bellydance! Fast Moves Total novice.
 

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Atéa Bellydance! Slow Moves Total novice.
 

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Ayshe Wings: The Complete Technique Intermediate or advanced.
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Bàraka The Dancer's Toolkit Choreography to Leilet Hob & technique. Intermediate.
 

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Bellyqueen (Amar Gamal & Kaeshi Chai) Bellydance Jam Total novice.
 

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Carolena Nericcio Tribal Basics, Volume 1: Dance Fundamentals (Revised) Total novice.
 

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Carolena Nericcio Tribal Basics, Volume 2: Make-Up & Costume Any level of dancer; newcomer to American Tribal Style costuming.
 

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Carolena Nericcio Tribal Basics, Volume 3: Zils Any level of dancer, newcomer to playing finger cymbals.
 

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Carolena Nericcio Tribal Basics, Volume 4: Advanced Workshop Intermediate.
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Carolena Nericcio Tribal Basics, Volume 5: Cues & Transitions  
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Carolena Nericcio Tribal Basics, Volume 6: Improvisational Choreography  
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Cindy Loader Dance of the Belly  
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Cory Zamora Belly Dancing for Beginners  
 

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Cory Zamora Belly Dance Lesson #2 - Standing Moves Beginner moves.
 

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Cory Zamora Cabaret Bellydancing Floor Moves Advice Intermediate. Floor work moves.
 

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Cory Zamora Dancing With Veils Intermediate. Single veil technique.
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Cory Zamora Sword & Tray Balancing for Beginners Sword and tray balancing technique.
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Darshan Bellydance Tribal Fusion NYC  
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Delilah Absolute Beginning Bellydance  
 

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Delilah Delilah's Bellydance Workshop, Volume 1 Total novice.
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Delilah Delilah's Bellydance Workshop, Volume 2 Beginner.
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Delilah Delilah's Bellydance Workshop, Volume 3 Beginner.
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Delilah Delilah's Costume Workshop, Volume 1  
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Delilah Delilah's Costume Workshop, Volume 2  
 

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Delilah A Retro Choreography Choreography. Intermediate or Advanced.
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Deniz Basic Taqseem for All Levels  
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Dolphina Goddess Workout - Intro to Bellydance Total novice.
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Dolphina Goddess Workout - Finger Cymbals Total novice.
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Dolphina Goddess Workout - Veils Beginner.
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Dunia Dunia's Secrets Unveiled Single veil. Intermediate.
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Elisza Bauchtanzschule mit Elisza, Teil 1  
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Elisza Bauchtanzschule mit Elisza, Teil 2  
 

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Estelle The Enchanted Dance Total novice.
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Farhana Belly Dance Basics Beginner.
 

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Farhana Belly Dance & Balance: The Art of Sword & Shamadan Intermediate.
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Gaby Oeftering Belly Dancing During Pregnancy  
 

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Goddess Dancing Belly Dancing the Sacred Shapes Total novice.
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Hadia Volume 1, Raks Esharqui: Warm-Ups & Basics  
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Hadia Volume 2, Raks Esharqui: Chiftetelli & Cane  
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Hadia Volume 3, Oriental Rhythms  
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Hadia Volume 4, Raks Esharqui: Mashaal  
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Hadia Volume 5, Modern Egyptian  
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Hadia Volume 6, Tunisian Folklore  
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Hadia DVD Set: Ultimate Oriental Belly Dance System  
 

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Hahbi 'Ru Hahbi 'Ru Basics, Level 1 Intermediate.
 

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Hahbi 'Ru Hahbi 'Ru, Level 2 Intermediate.
 

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Hahbi 'Ru Hahbi Ru, Level 3 - The Cymbal Dance Intermediate if you have worked with Level 1 & Level 2, Advanced if you have not..
 

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Hilary Thacker Egyptian Belly Dancing 1 Total novice.
 

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Hilary Thacker Egyptian Belly Dancing for Intermediates Intermediate. Combinations & some cane technique.
 

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Hilary Thacker Egyptian Dancing with Hilary Thacker, Volume 3 Advanced. Rhythms, improvisation.
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Ishtar Arabesque: Belly Dance & Exotic Eastern Moves  
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Jacqueline Chapman Belly Dancing with Jacqueline Chapman Was originally titled Belly Fit - Belly Dancing, A Fitness Programme
 

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Jamilla al-Wahid Egyptian Drum Solo Choreography, Volume 1 Advanced. Choreography to drum solo.
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Jamilla al-Wahid  Warm-Ups & Classical Egyptian Combinations.  
 

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Janine Rabbitt Belly Dancing for Fun and Fitness Total novice.
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Jean Goulet-Klein Sensuality Through Movement - Tai-Chi & Bellydancing Total Novice.
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Jenna Bellydance Basics and Beyond: Technique for a Solid Foundation  
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Jenna & Raquy The Heartbeat of Belly Dance  
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Jillina Drum Solo Technique & Choreography Produced by IAMED.
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Jillina Egyptian Pop Choreography Produced by IAMED.
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Jillina  Instructional Bellydance with Jillina Choreography. Intermediate.
 

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Kajira Djoumahna American Tribal Style Belly Dance, Volume 1 Intermediate. Combinations for American Tribal Style, including cues. Produced by IAMED.
 

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Katia Oriental Arms Intermediate. Arm technique & choreography.
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Katia Stage Dynamics  
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Kelli Marie Bellydance for Fitness & Health, Level 1  
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Keti Sharif AstroBelly  
 

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Keti Sharif  A-Z Bellydance Combinations for Egyptian music. Intermediate.
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Keti Sharif  A-Z Advanced Stage  
 

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Keti Sharif  Bellydance Live, Part 1: Introduction to Music & Rhythms Intermediate. Musical instruments and rhythms typical of Egyptian music.
 

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Keti Sharif  Bellydance Live, Part 2: Classical Bellydance Intermediate. Combinations for Egyptian music.
 

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Keti Sharif  Bellydance Live, Part 3: Folkloric Dance Intermediate. Baladi combinations.
 

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Keti Sharif  Bellydance Live, Part 4: Modern Bellydance Intermediate. Combinations.
 

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Keti Sharif  Bellydance Live, Part 5: The Tabla Solo Intermediate. Rhythms instruction & combinations.
 

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Keti Sharif  Jewel of Arabia Intermediate. Egyptian-style choreography.
 

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Keti Sharif  Secrets of the Centre Beginner with some prior belly dance experience.
 

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Khafif Beginning Bellydance Technique Beginner.
  StarStarStarStar Leyla Lanty Habibi, You Are My What? All dance levels. Beginning speaker of Arabic.
 

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Libby Learning With Libby also known as Learning to Move & Play Finger Cymbals "The Easy Way" Finger cymbals & combinations. Intermediate.
 

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Lorna Zilba Dance of the Goddess Total novice.
 

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Mahisha Floor Work Made Simple Floor work technique. Intermediate.
 

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Mahisha This Is Your Hip 101 Total novice.
 

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Mahisha Veil Workshop With Mahisha Single veil technique. Intermediate.
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Mara Belly Dancing I: Beginning Instruction  
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Mara Belly Dancing II: Intermediate Instruction  
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Marguerite Spins and Turns with Marguerite Produced by IAMED.
 

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Meleah Face It: Makeup Techniques for the Belly Dancer Stage makeup. Any level.
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Mesmera Dance of the Serpent Total novice.
 

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Mesmera How To Play Finger Cymbals With Mesmera Experienced beginner or intermediate. Elementary finger cymbals.
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Mezdulene Balancing Act Intermediate. Technique for balancing single sword, double sword, etc.
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Mezdulene Mezdulene's Veiled Visions Intermediate. Single veil, double veil, and cape work.
 

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Michelle Morrison Joyous Laughter, Volume 1: Belly Dance Basics with Michelle Beginner. Technique, practice routine.
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Natasha Senkovich Bellydance for Wimps Total novice. Teaches 10 elementary moves & choreography.
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Nath Keo Belly Dance with Nath Keo  
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Nelli Bedia's Ghawazee Workshop with Nelli  
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Nelli Bedia's Ouled Nail Workshop with Nelli  
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Neon You Can Bellydance! Absolute Beginning Belly Dance  
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Neon Instant Bellydancer 1, A Crash Course  
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Neon Instant Bellydancer 2, A Crash Course  
 

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Neon Instant Belly Dancer: Curves Original version. Now out of print. Has been replaced by Instant Bellydancer 1, A Crash Course.
 

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Neon Instant Belly Dancer: Hipwork Plus Original version. Now out of print. Has been replaced by Instant Bellydancer 1, A Crash Course.
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Neon Dance Today! Bellydance  
 

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Neon Belly Dance Party Beginner. Combinations.
 

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Neon Belly Dance Surprise - Queen of Flowers Intermediate.
 

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Paulina Art of Belly Dance for Beginners: Arabian Sands Produced by IAMED. Total novice.
 

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Paulina Art of Belly Dance for Beginners: Desert Dreams Produced by IAMED. Total novice.
 

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Paulina Art of Belly Dance Beyond Basics: Enchanted Nile Produced by IAMED. Total novice.
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Petite Jamilla Petite Jamilla Tells Secrets of the Double Veil Intermediate.
 

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Qadria Warm Ups & Cool Downs for Bellydancers Total novice.
 

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Qadria Bellydance Moves & Combinations Anyone Can Do Beginner.
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Raja Belly Dance Paradise  
 

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Ramzi el-Edlibi Belly Dance Technique Total novice.
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Renee Renee's Magical Belly Dancing, Volume 1 Total novice.
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Renee Renee's Magical Belly Dancing, Volume 2  
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Renee Renee's Magical Belly Dancing, Volume 3  
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Renee Renee's Magical Belly Dancing, Volume 4  
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Sarah Skinner I Love Turkish Bellydance  
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Sera  East Coast Tribal  
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Serpentessa Belly Dance with Snakes - Embody Your Inner Serpent  
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Shahrzad Khorsandi Classical Persian Dance Level One  
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Shareen el Safy  Alf Leyla Wa Leyla  
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Shareen el Safy Baladi Drum Solo  
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Shareen el Safy El Hob Kulu  
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Shareen el Safy Fe Yom Wa Leyla  
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Shareen el Safy  Saidi for the Stage  
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Shareen el Safy Walla Mara  
 

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Shareen el Safy Weadirt Tohgor  
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Sohaila Belly Dancing for the Single Woman  
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Sohaila Belly Dancing for the Boudoir  
 

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Suzanna Del Vecchio Precision Motion Workout Intermediate. Technique study and workout routine.
 

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Suzanna Del Vecchio Dynamic Combinations Intermediate.
 

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Suzanna Del Vecchio Lock, Roll, & Flutter Strong intermediate.
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Tahja Starr Belly Dance Boot Camp: Arms  
 

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Tahya

The Healing Dance

Total novice. Some special information for breast cancer patients.
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Tara Belly Dance Pregnant VID003  
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Tempest Bellydance for Beautiful Freaks  
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Tobias Roberson Finger Cymbals for Belly Dance  
 

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Uncle Mafufo Basic Rhythms for Arabic Drum, Volume 1 (Revised Edition) Any level dancer. Beginner or intermediate drummer. Playing dumbek.
 

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Uncle Mafufo Riqs & Defs Any level dancer. Playing frame drums.
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Véda Sereem Bou Saada  
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Véda Sereem Candles  
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Véda Sereem Choreographed Belly Gram  
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Véda Sereem Egyptian Fans  
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Véda Sereem Glass Dance  
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Véda Sereem Moroccan  
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Véda Sereem Strictly Zills  
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Véda Sereem Sword Balancing, Beginning  
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Véda Sereem Sword Balancing, Advanced  
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Véda Sereem Tunisian  
 

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Veena & Neena Discover Bellydance: Basic Dance Total novice. Previously titled The Sensuous Art of Bellydance: Basic Dance.
 

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Veena & Neena Discover Bellydance: Beyond Basic Dance Beginner. Previously titled The Sensuous Art of Bellydance: Beyond Basic Dance.
 

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Veena & Neena Discover Bellydance: Mystic Dance Beginner. Previously titled The Sensuous Art of Bellydance: Mystic Dance.
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Wendy Buonaventura Arabic Dance  
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Yasmina Ramzy Bellydance Movement Foundation  
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Yasmina Ramzy Bellydance Technique Volume 1  
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Yasmina Ramzy Bellydance Technique Volume 2  
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Zahira Zills with Zahira  
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Zahra Zuhair Middle Eastern Dance Basics  
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  Alif is for Asad! Teaches the Arabic alphabet.
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  Basic Arabic by Video Teaches language.
X     Basic Arabic, Hebrew, & Yiddish by DVD Teaches language.
X     Speak Arabic with Bill Nagler, M.D. Teaches language.
X     Alef Ba Ta (Arabic for Kids) Teaches language.

 

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