Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Video Samples of Different Bellydance Styles

The Different Bellydance Styles

I decided to use this page of my blog to educate the public about the different styles of bellydance. These are only a few samples I found among many, some of the videos are with me and some are with others. I only posted what was available on Youtube. Be aware that there are many other subdivisions of bellydance which I may have not added. But overall here you can find the main styles that influence the rest.

This list of videos do illustrate the different techniques used in each style. Hope you enjoy!

Egyptian Style
This is elegant, classical style of bellydance. The movements are graceful and strong. This is a wonderful sophisticated style of bellydancing.
Star dancer: Sohalia

Classical Egyptian / Modern
A seductive dance to illustrate the music. This specific number was designed to express the emotions of beauty and romance.
Star Dancer: Elektra

Lebanese Style Bellydance
This is a lively form of dance, it's flirty, classy and fun.
Star Dancer: Rindala

Tribal Fusion Style
This bellydance style is the most grounded and slithery of all the different bellydance styles. The movements are super controlled and majestic.
Star dancer: Rachel Brice

American Cabaret / Modern Egyptian Style
This is a fun festive style with a graceful twist geared to be funny, sexy and upbeat.
Star Dancer: Elektra (Clip from award winning performance)

Turkish / Cabaret Style
The most liveliest, diverse and upbeat style of bellydance. Movements in this particular style are blended from other forms of bellydance.
Star dancer: Ansuya

Tribal Style
A cultural style of bellydance. This dance technique uses many elements of folk and traditional forms of dance.
Star Dancer: Sarah Locke

Gypsy Style
Related style of bellydance which incorporates dance movements from Spain
Star Dancer: Nadira

Bellydancing from the past
This is hollywood glamor age of when Egyptian bellydancing
Star Dancer: Samia Gamal