Anonymous: You should post belly dancing music. :)

Sorry, I have been very busy with work these days, so I haven’t had a lot of time to make new posts… But perhaps some time will free up soon, and then I will be able to post some music. :)

Hey everyone, I am selling this beautiful lavender bedlah on Etsy and Bhuz. It was a custom order I received recently but soon discovered it was just too big for me. :( (Such a shame because it’s just so pretty…) In any case, if any one is interested in purchasing it, please go and view it on Etsy. Additionally, if you have any questions or need info about it, feel free to contact me at:

♥ -Nira


Dancers at Jack Ahmet’s original Omar Khayam Club on Cannon Street in London, c.1970s. 


Fifi Abdou (x)

Hurray! Belly Dance Classics has reached 2,000 followers today!

A big thank you to everyone who has been supporting this blog. I will try my best to keep it updated, although I have been quite occupied with other matters lately, so updates may be less frequent for a while longer… (And I’m not really able to determine how long that will be at this point.)
Oh, and if you live in America,
* Happy 4th of July! * :)

A print photograph of Samia Gamal from the 1954 film Valley of the Kings.

A collection of promotional, classically-inspired belly dance photos. These photos were taken during my stay in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. I also designed the costume myself. -Nira

Photos taken May 4, 2014.

Photograph of Soheir Zaki performing at a wedding.

A glamorous studio photograph of Samia Gamal.

Nagwa Fouad, rockin’ a bouffant.

Photograph of Samia Gamal from the French film Ali Baba et les Quarante Voleurs, 1954.

Elegant colored photo of Samia Gamal.