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Dansöz blog about belly dance & oriental dance.

Written by the professional belly dancer Selina Sevil.

Belly dance in Folkets Park

Hello sweets! Just uploaded a new clip with belly dance on YouTube. I thought it was about time. I have 50 videos on my computer to upload. Better late than never, right? This clip is from a Turkish festival in Folkets Park in Malmö. The event was arranged...

Our classes in oriental dance

Hello girls! A new semester awaits with courses in oriental dance at Dansöz. Since several of you wanted to dance more than one day a week, there will be two course days a week this semester. This means a total of six different courses in Oriental dance. I...

Belly dance costumes

Got some questions about our belly dance costumes from dancers who wonder about our collection. I myself usually wear higher quality costumes with a higher price tag and that category will be in the bazaar. But consciously, I have chosen to include the categories I...

Summer belly dance workshop – Shimmy technique

Summer workshop – Shimmy technique 19/8 15.30-18.00 kr320 kr224 Learn many ways to shake (shimmy) that are used in oriental dancing. Open level, also for beginners. 30% discount if you book before 1 July. Expect some sweat! Feel free to bring a water...

Why does belly dancers wear hip scarves?

Hip scarves for belly dance practise. It is said that the hip scarf is decorated with coins because dancers a long time ago sewed on real gold coins on their hip scarves as evidence that they were sought after and talented. It is also alleged that this was...

We are changing dance studio for the belly dance classes

From August we will be dancing at Norra skolgatan 10B in “sal 9”. The address is just a few minutes walk from our old dance studio. The studio is located on the third floor and is private. At this studio there is no intercom or door codes. You can just walk in the...

New years resolution 2017 – belly dance more

We often feel that the time is not enough. But 4% of a day is not really a lot of time to dodge having some fun as doing something that makes you feel good. Some days it feels difficult to pack your exercise clothes and get to your dance class. It’s right...

Belly dance competition

A small throwback to 2016 year’s championship in oriental dance in Denmark – Danish Open Bellydance! Our teacher Selina was one of the judges and taught several workshops. At DOB, dancers from all of Europe compete. The competition 2017 was held 10-12...

Oriental dance is more then shaking your hips

Oriental dance is so much more than wearing a two-piece costume and shaking her hips. Just like Latin American dance includes various dances like samba, salsa and merengue, oriental dance has different styles. Music, clothing and dance moves vary depending...

First oriental dance class

Many experience their first dance lesson in Oriental dance as more difficult than they expected. The movements are based on technique that the body is not always used to. It may feel tough when the body does not want to move as desired. But with training...

How old should you be to belly dance

People ask us what ages our courses are for. We welcome dancers of all ages. On the picture we see one of Selina’s youngest students Nathea. Our oldest student was a 84-year-old woman who learned to roll on her stomach and shake her hips. Dance is a useful...