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.

A beautiful porcelain doll hand-crafted by Spanish artist Maria Jose Santos.