LiveJournal Bellydancing Community

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Bellydancing Community
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Community Description

This is a community about bellydancing: cabaret, tribal, and anything in between or beyond that. Any discussions related to bellydancing is acceptable, especially as it relates to events, music, instruments, techniques, and costumes.

Because of a sudden influx of spammers, membership to the community is now moderated. If you are not a spammer and your membership request has been denied, please send a private message to shanmonster and she will correct that oversight.


Your moderator is shanmonster. If you're interested in her background, please ask her. She'll be happy to tell you.

The moderator, reserves the right to delete any posts that are in violation of the rules of the community. She will make every effort to contact the offending poster.

Since she can't read all posts all the time, if anyone has any problems with some posts, please send her a private message.


We have co-moderators to this community who are assisting with controlling spam and when things get out of hand. Here's the list:

A note about spam:

This community does get some spam. We can assure you that we're on top of it. Please DO NOT spam the community further by pointing out the spam. Either use the feedback link, or rest assured that we're on top of it. Any public posts to the community about the spam will be promptly deleted.

Topics NOT allowed

Non-bellydance related posts. Non-bellydance community promotions. This especially includes politics. So... once again... NO POLITICS IN THIS COMMUNITY!


LJ-cut tags must be used for the following:
  • YouTube videos

  • If your image is larger than the following (Any image or combination of images exceeding these dimensions will be removed ASAP)
    Maximum width: 500
    Maximum height: 600
    File Size: 100Kb

  • Multiple images. That means, if you have more than one picture to display, only display one, and put the others behind an lj-cut.

If you don't know how to use the lj-cut tag, instructions are available in the the LJ FAQ.

If your announcement does not conform to these guidelines, your post will be automatically deleted by the moderators.

Long Posts:

Long posts (more than twenty lines) will be automatically deleted if they're not placed behind an lj-cut. A reply will be sent before the post is deleted with an explanation. You're welcome to repost with the proper cut.


Please follow these guidelines when posting about an event:
  • Subject must be written in the form: CITY, STATE (PROVINCE), COUNTRY: NAME OF EVENT
  • Event details should appear in text format, in one regular font, and be no longer than 20 lines. Additional information must go behind an lj-cut.
  • All graphical event flyers must appear behind an lj-cut. You can use a small thumbnail of 150x150 on the front if you like, but nothing larger.
  • Please post ONLY ONCE about the event. If people are interested, they will make a note of it. Please don't repost unless there's been a change.
If your announcement does not conform to these guidelines, your post will be automatically deleted by the moderators.

If you're new to the dance:

If you're new to the dance, have just started your first bellydancing class, you might want to join bd_newbie, a community for people just like you who can offer tips, ideas, support and encouragement.


Please do not advertise any sales. This is a violation of the LiveJournal Terms of Service which state:

LiveJournal.com has decided to remove all banner advertisements and promotions on LiveJournal.com journals. However, LiveJournal.com reserves the right to run advertisements and promotions on the LiveJournal.com service in the future. By using LiveJournal.com, you agree that LiveJournal.com has the right to run such advertisements and promotions with or without prior notice, and without recompense to you or any other user. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by LiveJournal.com on your journal are subject to change. You agree that LiveJournal.com shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service. "

If you want to sell something, just create a link to your website, and people can contact you directly if they are interested.

If you're ready to become a member:

Subscribe by clicking on this link: http://www.livejournal.com/community/join.bml?comm=bellydancing

Other bellydance communities:

bellydance_au - Australasian belly dance
bellydancegear - Belly Dance Costuming
bellydancevideo - Belly Dance Videos
bbw_bellydancer - BBW Bellydancer
bd_market - Belly Dance Market (buy, sell, trade)
bd_newbie - For those new to bellydancing
bdss - Bellydance Superstars
belly_goth_uk - Gothic Bellydancing UK
bellydancegear - Belly Dance Costuming
bellydance_ru - Belly Dance Russia
bellydancers - Another bellydancing community
bellydancing - Bellydancing Community
bushido_belly - Bushido Bellydancers
canadaraqs - The Canadian Belly Dance Community
creative_bd - Creative Prompts for the Belly Dancing Soul
darkshimmies - Tribal and Gothic Dance
dcraqs - DC Raqs
doum_tek_ka - Middle Eastern Drumming
folkloricdance - MidEastern Folkloric Dance
radio_bastet - Radio Bastet - Vintage Belly Dance Music
lr_dancers - A community for people unable to make it to proper lessons
melb_bellydance - Melbourne belly dance community
midwest_belly - Midwest Belly Dance
ne_bellydance - New England Bellydance
norcalbellydanz - Northern California Bellydance
nzbellydance - New Zealand Bellydance
ohioshimmies - Belly dancers in the KY, TN, IN, IL, and OH area
omeda - Ontario Middle Eastern Dance Association
oregon_raqs - Oregon Raqs
pagan_shimmies - Pagan Bellydancers
raks_gothique - Gothic belly dance
raks_knitty - Raks Knitty for dancers/knitters
raks_shiny - Cabaret/nightclub/restaurant-style bellydance
sbof - Secret Bellydancers of Fandom
se_bellydance - Bellydance of the Southeastern USA
sg_shimmies - Singapore belly dance
snakechaarmer - A community all about Rachel Brice and The Indigo
socalbellyclub - Southern California Belly Dancers
socalbellydance - Southern California Belly Dance(rs and) Events
tampabellydance - Tampa Bay area bellydance
tribaldance Tribal Bellydance
tristatebelly - Belly Dancers of NY, NJ, PA, DE, etc Unite!
tx_belly_dance - Texas bellydance
ucfbellydance - Belly Dancers of the University of Central Florida
union_raks - Belly dancing in the UK (and Europe too)
vt_belly_dance - Vermont bellydance

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