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: niradancer@gmail.com.

♥ -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 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.

Stunning color magazine photograph of Samia Gamal!

A very cinematic photograph of Samia Gamal, wow!

A color magazine photograph of Samia Gamal from 1953.

Angella Raidi’s homage performance to Samia Gamal!
Doesn’t she look fabulous? Love that costume! <3

Even if you are not a beginner, Leila’s tips can still give helpful reminders to keep softness, subtleness, and fluidity in your dance!

Shirley MacLaine is one of my all-time favorite American actresses! And looking oh so stunning in this costume! <3
From the film “Please Come Home" (1965.)

Egyptian belly dancer Sophia dancing to the song “Batwanes Beek" by Warda.