Music for Belly Dance

 Hi Everyone,

As a musician that often performs with or for belly dancers, I thought I'd post to the dance party community to see what people are listening to and what they prefer music-wise.  This should really apply across the board to all lovers of dance, not just belly dance. 

Of course there are a number of divergent styles of dance and quite a lot of different musical tastes out there.  But I ask because though my current project Azphodel has focused on Tribal Fusion (somewhat), I aim to take that project in a different direction but will continue to delve deeper into the tribal fusion and world fusion dance movements with other projects.  

Also, as a player of several traditional Near Eastern instruments (mainly Turkish yaylı tanbur and Turkish mey), a lot of my focus currently is on instrument technique and Turkish art and folk music.  I also play a selection of Arabic, Bulgarian, Greek and other music other than Turkish.  Any dancers out there that love the traditional (or a fresh new take on traditional) stuff that have input, please chime in!!

Thanks everyone,

~Zane Lazos
  • Current Music
    World Fusion

Azphodel Video featuring dance troupe - Apsara

 Musick video with premier beat electronique old world fusion Azphodel, intertwined with Portland's premier dance troupe - Apsara, recently seen with Le Serpent Rouge.

Please comment if you love it.

Also free music for members to download at

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    World Fusion
LA piss it

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The Rite of Venus: A Rock Opera
The Rite of Venus: A Rock Opera
Seattle, WA: June 28-30, July 6-8, 2007
Tickets Available NOW!

Something sinister is happening in the temple of love. Aleister Crowley's Kabbalistic play performed as a rock opera with original music by Seattle local Jon Sewell. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA. June 28-30 and July 6-7 at 8 pm and July 8 at 2 pm. All ages, not recommended for small children. Advance tickets available online through Sunday, June 24. Advance prices: $12-22. Tickets at the door $20-30. For more info, visit our website.

Help with dance resume?

Hi! I'm Ben, new to the community. I have a question for you all. I have an audition coming up with Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theater. I have never done a serious dance audition before. My question is about my resume. I don't know how to make a dance resume! What information needs to be on there that is different from a standard resume, and what info does not need to be there? Are there any resources online or elsewhere that would help or provide info? Do I need a head-shot or other photo? If I don't have a lot of experience, what is the best way to present it on my resume? Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!


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hey i thought maybe you all can help. i'm fifteen and i DON'T know how to dance.....and i am very interested in learning how. not anything drastic but just regular casual dancing, like you would at a party. i've taken short hip hop classes in like the fourth grade, but thats about it and that was years ago. if anyone can give me tips, thatwould be appriciated.
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    busta rhymes

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Hello everybody!

My name is Manuela and I've just joined this group :)
I confess I'm quite sorry to start my community life with a cross post :S but I really need your help!
The reason is that besides loving music and dance, besides practising ballet, I'm also a student, and at the moment I'm writing my master thesis about dance ;)

I need the opinion of dance professionals (students, teachers, dancers, choreographers, etc.) to write a specific chapter of my thesis, but I haven't collected many opinions so far O_o
So, I would really appreciate it, if you could take a look at this questionnaireCollapse )
and reply to the questions! You'd give me a huge help with my thesis!!

I should focus on contemporary dance in Spain in particular, so in case there are some dancers of choreographers from Spain, it would be great. Yet, I would love to hear your opinion even if you come from other countries!

Thank you very much in advance! :)
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    happy happy

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hey all,Im Frances i found this community and thought it looked interesting, so yea, Ive taken dance for about 6-7 years. Ive taken jazz, tap ,ballet, modern and theater dance and i love it all. This coming sat is a show of mine at Zoellner arts center, and im dancing to Nysnc's Pop, lol, and next year i plan on taking Point and Modern Jazz : )
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    A-ha - take on me

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dance dance revolution!

Hey all! I'm Lan and I heart tap dance! I've always loved top dance and immitate whomever I could, but I just started my very first dance classes about 5 weeks ago. Dancing is amazin!

let's get it on!

Hi I’m new!!

Hi I thought your comm. looked interestin. I have taken tap since I was 3. I have also taken everything possible except modern and african. I would gladly try both, and I am Ok at what I do but I really love it. I want to be a tap teacher. I take at regency dance academy.(link on my journal,plug,plug,plug) I love music and art, and I would love to meet new people who are into dance as much as me, and grow as a dancer.
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    The wild party