Bellydance and Confidence Starters

What is bellydance?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance

Gothic Bellydance (Not included in the above)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_bellydance

"Fat Rant" Videos by Joy Nash
(Helpful for people of size as well as everyone who feels they might have issues that could be holding them back from living life to the fullest.)

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUTJQIBI1oA&feature=relmfu
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8dm5VpYGH4&feature=relmfu
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyQ_IKkAM9I&feature=youtu.be



Places to Shop

http://www.moondancebellydance.com/

http://www.etsy.com/shop/CreationsByangelia?ref=top_trail

http://www.etsy.com/shop/earthmothercreations?ref=top_trail&order=price_asc&page=1

http://www.etsy.com/shop/dramaticposs?ref=top_trail

http://www.fabulousbellydance.com/index.php?cPath=23

http://www.shimmysista.com/


A Little Bit of Video:

Kelly/Galena:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ6MUcCVQdw&feature=player_embedded#at=110

Nisha of Las Vegas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UNugcPikNc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdvU-oCqyFw

Pavlov's Hips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRk4brali6s

Aurora
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFWUdaVhxRw

Rachel and Badra Du Noir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHnG7zYqC7Y

Male Bellydancers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPQbDxI0E_I



Online Resources for Plus-Sized Dancers

Am I Too Fat to Bellydance?
http://hubpages.com/hub/Plus-Size-Belly-Dance

HUGE compendium of bellydance related links on Hub, by the author of "too fat" and

"disabled bellydance"
http://hubpages.com/hub/Belly-Dancing-on-HubPages

Bellydance for people with disabilities and special needs:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Neena-Nour

http://www.bellydanceplus.com/

Bellydancing for Men and Beyond
http://www.ozgen.co.uk/turkishbellydancer/index.php?

option=com_content&view=category&id=18&Itemid=10

http://bigbeautifulbellydancers.tribe.net/

http://tribes.tribe.net/bigbeautifultribalbellydancers

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bigbeautifulbellydancers/

www.bigmoves.org

http://www.nettally.com/mccaskn/bbwdance.htm

An inspiring story by Standup Comedienne Margaret Cho:
http://www.margaretcho.com/content/2005/06/13/belly-dance/

Audio Feature on NPR:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5213544

Great PSBD Q&A:
http://www.pinkgypsy.com/questions5.htm

Tips for Everyone:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Belly-dance-TIPS-for-performing-Insights-

History/132492496799610?v=wall

Costumes on a Budget via Tribe.net
http://tribes.tribenetwork.com/diycostumes/thread/40996d89-9dff-40dd-a7f1-

87e5a9d727e7

BBW Bellydancer Costume Swap on Tribe
http://tribes.tribe.net/swapbbbellydancers

Advice on Costume via LoveToKnow
http://plussize.lovetoknow.com/Plus_Size_Belly_Dance_Costumes

Helpful Suggestions for Costuming on BHUZ.com
http://www.bhuz.com/miscellaneous-2/3876-plus-size-bellydancing.html

Discussion on the topic via BellydanceForums
http://www.bellydanceforums.net/debate/6191-plus-size-dancers.html

And as yoga and bellydance are frequently intertwined:
http://www.amazon.com/Plus-Size-Yoga-and-Bellydance/lm/R2WNRNKP9NS5ZD
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