Best of the best of Belly Dance

A Listmania! list by K. Karnstein (Spain)
The list author says: "I hope my personal experiences can help you if you are entering now in the world of belly dance. There are so many options out there a beginner could find him/herself lost on them. Let me introduce you to some items I have used, watched or owned."
Instructional Bellydance With Jillina - Level 1
1.  Instructional Bellydance With Jillina - Level 1 DVD ~ Jillina
The list author says:
  "Jillina has spent more than 20 years dancing and teaching. 
Her DVDs are the best ones I have ever found to learn the basics of belly dance.  This one is great if you are an absolute beginner. Each one of them include warm up, technique, combinations, coreography and a 10-minute performance by Jillina, live and in full costume."
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Instructional Bellydance With Jillina - Level 2
2.  Instructional Bellydance With Jillina - Level 2 DVD ~ Jillina
The list author says:
  "Choose this one if you are an advanced beginner."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Instructional Bellydance With Jillina, Level 3
3.  Instructional Bellydance With Jillina, Level 3 DVD ~ Jillina
The list author says:
  "This one is for intermediate students."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Bellydance - The Art of the Drum Solo
4.  Bellydance - The Art of the Drum Solo DVD ~ Sonia
The list author says:
  "I would not recommend this one for an absolute beginner.  This DVD is a really good tool to learn some Middle Eastern rhythms.  Issam explains them and Sonia teachs you the right movements to fit with the music.  This is a long lesson, more than 1 hour.  At the end, you learn a complete coreography.  The DVD also includes a CD with music by Issam."
$16.80   Used & New from: $4.49
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

The Heartbeat of Bellydance, with Jenna: Belly dance classes, Belly dance instruction with drum solo, Drum solo dance how-to
5.  The Heartbeat of Bellydance, with Jenna: Belly dance classes, Belly dance instruction with drum solo, Drum solo dance how-to DVD ~ Jenna
The list author says:
  "For more advanced dancers, you will learn here the best movements you can use during a drum solo."
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.21
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

Bellydance Fitness for Weight Loss featuring Rania (Cardio Shimmy/Bellydance Boogie/Hip Drop Hip Hop/Pure Sweat)
6.  Bellydance Fitness for Weight Loss featuring Rania (Cardio Shimmy/Bellydance Boogie/Hip Drop Hip Hop/Pure Sweat) DVD ~ Rania Bossonis
The list author says:
  "These are excellent workout videos, but DON'T BUY THEM if you don't know how to belly dance!  In these programs, the movements are explained very quickly, and then there are fast repetitions of those movements to work the muscles, and after that, a fitness routine, but you don't actually learn how to dance properly with them."
$25.27   Used & New from: $18.78
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Bellydance Superstars
7.  Bellydance Superstars DVD ~ Rania Bossonis
The list author says:
  "Not all is practice.  You have to watch other dancers to find inspiration, recognize different styles and develop your own.
The first DVD released by the Bellydance Superstars can help with that!"
$17.99   Used & New from: $3.65
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Bellydance Superstars Live in Paris at the Folies Bergere
8.  Bellydance Superstars Live in Paris at the Folies Bergere DVD ~ Issam Houshan
The list author says:
  "A live belly dance performance is very different from a performance shot in studio.
This is a must-have, even if you are not a fan of the Superstars.  It has it all: fusion, Isis wings, tribal, drum solos, classical Egyptian, cane dances..."
$12.69   Used & New from: $0.70
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Bellydance Superstars - Solos Monte Carlo
9.  Bellydance Superstars - Solos Monte Carlo DVD ~ Jillina
The list author says:
  "The best thing about this DVD is that you can choose the way you want to see the dance: the director's cut, with close-ups of the dancer and her costume, or the dancer's cut, a whole view of the dancer during the performance, to study the movements or the coreography.  You only need to use the Angle button of your remote."
$12.68   Used & New from: $0.49
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Belly Dancing Basics
10.  Belly Dancing Basics by Laura Cooper
The list author says:
  "Book full of pictures, with detailed instructions on how to learn the movements, and some chapters about the use of props such as veils, canes, Isis wings..."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Bellydancing for Fitness: The Sexy Art That Tones Your Abs, Butt, and Thighs
11.  Bellydancing for Fitness: The Sexy Art That Tones Your Abs, Butt, and Thighs by Rania Bossonis
The list author says:
  "One of the Bellydance Superstars puts together a complete fitness routine that includes belly dance steps.  You can learn the movements and build your own routines.  Ilustrated with lots of pictures.  The book includes a CD with music selected by Rania."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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The Art of Belly Dancing Kit (DVD, CD, Book, Belly Jewel, Finger Cymbals)
12.  The Art of Belly Dancing Kit (DVD, CD, Book, Belly Jewel, Finger Cymbals) by Carolena Nericcio
The list author says:
  "The founder of Fat Chance Belly Dance teach us how to dance classic American Tribal Style (ATS).  Some pictures.  The book includes a CD with music, an instructional DVD, and a full set of finger cymbals."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Alabina
13.  Alabina by Alabina
The list author says:
  "I have two CDs of her, but this is my favourite.  Arabic and Spanish lyrics with flamenco and rumba."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Music in the Age of the Pyramids
14.  Music in the Age of the Pyramids by Ensemble Hathor
The list author says:
  "This is a study made by Rafael Perez Arroyo about how could have been the music in the time of the Pharaohs.  You'll hear here women vocalizing, soft instruments, some drumming, but you CAN NOT dance with this CD.  If you enjoy the rawness of Gregorian Chants, you'll probably like it."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Aziza Raks: Passion of Belly Dance
15.  Aziza Raks: Passion of Belly Dance by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "It's actually the soundtrack of the DVD of the same name.  It has music from various styles such as Saidi, Classical, Drum Solo, Baladi, Pop and Pharaonic.  Compilation."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Bellydance Superstars
16.  Bellydance Superstars by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "One of my first purchases out of the classics, and I have never regreted it.  It's a compilation made by the Superstars of some songs they have used to create their coreographies.  In fact, you can hear most of them in the Bellydance Superstars DVD."
$10.99   Used & New from: $4.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Bellydance Superstars Vol. II
17.  Bellydance Superstars Vol. II by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "The second part of the previous CD.  Another compilation, not as good as the first one.  Some of them appear in the Live in Paris at the Folies Bergere DVD."
$11.43   Used & New from: $0.73
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Best Songs
18.  Best Songs by Emad Sayyah
The list author says:
  "One of the classics."
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Galactic Caravan: Intergalactic Bellydance
19.  Galactic Caravan: Intergalactic Bellydance by Galactic Caravan
The list author says:
  "As it says in the back of the cover, "this is a journey that blends Middle Eastern samples with ambient Western chill-out and down-tempo stylings".  With the contribution of Issam Houshan.  I love the last song, Om Om."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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The Goddess Workout - Bellydance Music for Finger Cymbals
20.  The Goddess Workout - Bellydance Music for Finger Cymbals by Fritz Heede
The list author says:
  "This is just what the name says.  I am not able to create a dance with these songs (that does not mean you can't dance with them), but they are just perfect for relaxing, reading, meditate..."
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A Tribal Metamorphosis
21.  A Tribal Metamorphosis by Pentaphobe
The list author says:
  "This CD is not for everyone. This music is a mix of techno, industrial club and some Middle Eastern rhythms.  You CAN NOT dance cabaret style or classic tribal with this.  The only classic song here is a collaboration with Solace called Cybelle."
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.47
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Shawaza
22.  Shawaza by Solace
The list author says:
  "I loved the first song the first time I heard it.  Wonderful music with Indian touches."
$19.16   Used & New from: $12.95
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Talakik
23.  Talakik by Hakim
The list author says:
  "He is one of the favourites singers of the bellydancing community.  His songs are always danceable, and you can never go wrong with him.  He has many CDs, but this one is my favourite."
$7.99   Used & New from: $2.55
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Wassan Pharaoun
24.  Wassan Pharaoun by Issam Houshan
The list author says:
  "His last released CD, includes some of his works for the Bellydance Superstars featured in Solos from Monte Carlo, The Art of the Drum Solo, and others.  The doumbek is the musical instrument of this CD.  Perfect for drum solos."
$15.39   Used & New from: $5.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)