We think that every belly dancer can relate to this - the black hole that is watching bellydance videos on YouTube. It seems that you go on for just one minute, and the next thing you know, two hours have gone by and you've explored everything from classic, to modern, to folkloric belly dance. This March, indulge in your YouTube obsession (because we know it's not just us!) and watch some of these fantastic dancers demonstrate their craft.
Victoria Teel - This woman works wonders with Fan Veils! We love the unique take she has on handling this prop- so different than the "swooshy swooshy" that you see so often.
Mercedes Nieto - is there anything that Mercedes does that isn't gooey and absolutely delicious?! We love her take on this classic song.
Shahrzad - an oldie but goodie. We're in love with her isolations, and her super fluid silky torso movements. Shahrzad moved to Egypt recently and is gaining more and more well-deserved recognition.
Naima Akef - on the vintage side of things, check out this gorgeous video of Naima Akef. She's one of our all-time favorite golden age belly dancers.
Enjoy! Get lost in YouTube land... you deserve it :) But don't forget to practice!
Love & Shimmies,
The Oasis Team