belly dance costuming tips with Zahra Zuhair

Belly Dance Costuming Tips with Zahra Zuhair!

  I’m so excited to publish this post today, because…   I have one of my all time favourite belly dancers, Zahra Zuhair, on Sparkly Belly!!!   A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon her YouTube videos where she was talking about creating your own signature style of dancing, which was really, really good and helpful. So I immediately… Read more →

16 Ways to Wear a Reversible circle skirt

16 Ways to Wear a Reversible Circle Skirt

  Wouldn’t it be nice to get many looks out of 1 costume?   That would be so fun, and you could adjust your style depending on your choreography, audience and occasion.   Is that even possible?   Yes, it is! 😀   In this video, you’ll see how you can create 16 different looks using 1 reversible circle skirt.… Read more →


What Type of Belly Dancer Are You?

Your costuming should be an expression of who you are.   So what is your belly dancer personality?   Take this short test below and find out what type of belly dancer you are! You’ll get costuming advice and tutorials perfect for your belly dancer personality at the end! 😀 Read more →

Are you Multilingual?

Do you speak a language other than English?   And do you want to help other dancers?   One of the requests I’ve been getting – especially on my YouTube channel – is providing subtitles for my Sparkly Belly tutorial videos.   But I speak Japanese and English only, and requested languages have usually been other languages like Spanish, Portuguese,… Read more →

DIY Turkish Vest for belly dance - sew & no sew

DIY Turkish vest (sew & no-sew!) – Thrifty Belly ep 2

I like DIY’s using T-shirts.   They are easy and cheap to get, and because they are simple, you can do so much with them 😀   In the first episode of Thrifty Belly, we made an off-shoulder peasant crop top out of an old t-shirt. I paired the top with a DIY Turkish vest also made from a t-shirt.… Read more →

DIY peasant crop top off shoulder - thrifty belly

DIY Off the Shoulder Peasant Crop Top – Thrifty Belly ep1

  Welcome to Thrifty Belly Episode 1! 😀   Thrifty Belly is a new series we’re starting today where I take old clothes or thrift store finds and transform them into dance costumes.   I’ve been getting a lot of requests to do practice wear, and today we’ll take an old oversized t-shirt and transform it into this cute, off-the-shoulder… Read more →