Category Archives: How-to

DIY Dina Bra Base

by Majnuun Music & Dance on July 16, 2014, no comments

Have you always wanted a Dina-style belly dance costume? I love the cute, playful look of the Dina bra. This style of belly dance bra is often called the Dina bra, because a legendary belly dancer named Dina would sport it and has become an iconic look. Nowadays many designer costumes use this style. I’ve […]

DIY Belly Dance Armbands with Drapes

by Majnuun Music & Dance on April 10, 2014, no comments

Armbands look pretty easy to make, right? Right. And they can be, if you are just making armbands with nothing attached to them. I have been working on a choreography that made me want a piece of costume that is flowy but not as big as a veil. So I decided to make arm bands with […]

DIY White Floral & Gem Belly Dance Belt

by Majnuun Music & Dance on March 28, 2014, no comments

A couple of weeks ago, I did a post and video on how to make this white floral & gem design for a belly dance costume bra. This week, I want to share with you how I made a matching belly dance belt from scratch. By the end of this video, you will know how […]

Dastgah Segah – Persian Music Continued

by Majnuun Music & Dance on March 21, 2014, no comments

  Dastgah Segah is very interesting… It is very exotic to the Western ear particularly because it begins on a note that is never often heard as a tonic. It begins on E quarter flat. This creates an interesting sound because it is out of phase with the pitches that are used as the open […]

DIY White Floral & Gem Belly Dance Bra

by Majnuun Music & Dance on March 15, 2014, 4 comments

Flowers and gems… these are girls’ best friends, aren’t they? The other day, I was browsing through DIY arts & crafts videos on YouTube, and encountered a video titled “DIY EDC bra.” I didn’t know what EDC meant (EDC = Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas), but the thumbnail showed this pretty bra with shiny […]

Bayat-e Kord – Persian Music Continued

by Majnuun Music & Dance on March 7, 2014, no comments

Welcome to the first podcast of Majnuun Music and Dance. This is a new avenue that I wanted to try. I think it will be easier for people to grasp what I’m talking about when they listen and hear the melodies right away.   This podcast is all about another sub-dastgah of Shur called Bayat-e […]