This page is constantly under construction - more resources coming soon!!!!
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Communities & Informative Dance Websites
Bellydance / Belly Dance Events in Asia - A facebook group created and managed by Belynda Azhaar. This group contains information about belly dance classes, workshops, shows, parties, festivals, and other events happening throughout Asia (China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam).
BHUZ.com - The biggest online bellydance community. Helpful advice, costume swap meet and more ...
Livejournal Bellydancing Community
Oriental Dancer.net - Information, forum, song lyrics, interviews and more.
Belly Dance Classes.net - Directory of bellydance instructors all over the world.
The Bellydancers.net - Worldwide Belly Dancers Directory.
Shira.net - Another great online resource - video reviews, history of dance and much more.
IAMED - BellyDance.org - Belly Dance DVDs, History, Photos, Events and More!
Belly Dance Stuff - Articles, info, how-tos, reviews, free clip art and postcards.
Ethics, Behaviour & Professionalism in Belly Dance
Class Etiquette by Jasmin Jahal
Student Etiquette by Anthea (Kawakib)
Dance Class Etiquette - 10 Golden Rules to Dance By by Miramar
Ethics and Standard Practises in Bellydance by Anthea (Kawakib)
Do and Don't for Belly Dancers by Schadia
There's More To Being a Professsional? by Ashiya and Naajidah
'Professional' Is More Than Being Paid by Chelydra
Cultivating the Image - Student Venues and Professional Performances by Miramar
Middle Eastern Dance Festivals
Amani Oriental Festival (Lebanon)
AWS - Ahlan Wa Sahlan (Egypt)
Belly Dance Festival Asia (Malaysia)
Carnival of Stars (USA)
Copenhagen Belly Dance Festival (Denmark)
Desert Dance Festival (USA)
Festival Isis (Dominican Republic)
Festival of the East (USA)
Full Circle Belly Dance Festival (USA)
The International Raqs Congress (IRC) (Belgium)
Islington Dance Festival (UK)
Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive (USA)
Mid-North Coast Bellydance Festival (NSW, Australia)
Nile Group Oriental Festival (Egypt)
Oasis Festival (Russia)
Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp (USA/Turkey)
Ojai Belly Dance Festival (USA)
Oslo Oriental Dance Festival (Norway)
Rakkasah Middle Eastern Dance Festival (USA)
Redwood Coast Belly Dance Festival (USA)
SBDF - Stockholm Belly Dance Festival (Sweden)
Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival (NSW, Australia)
Sphinx Festival Egypt (Egypt)
Tasmanian Middle Eastern Dance Festival (TAS, Australia)
Turkish Delight Dance Festival (Istanbul, Turkey)
Western Australia Middle Eastern Dance Festival (WA, Australia)
Masters in the Press
Egypt Today - Interview with Raqia Hassan
Gilded Serpent - Interview with Dr. Mohamed Geddawi
Gilded Serpent - Interview with Mahmoud Reda
Yasmina of Cairo - Various Interviews with Egyptian Dance Legends
Music, Instruments & Musicians
Brothers of the Baladi - Musicians/Band
David Kuckhermann - Musician (Drums/Percussion)
Discography of Arab and Turkish Classical Music
Egyptian Music: Seven Millennia of Performance - Edu
Gawharet El Fan - Vendor
George Sawa - Musician (Qanun)
Introduction to Sufi Music and Ritual in Turkey - Edu
Introduction to Traditional Iranian Dastgâh Music - Edu
Iranian/Persian Music - Audio Files
Jas's Middle Eatern Rhythm FAQ - Edu
Learning Middle Eastern Percussion Resources - Edu
Maroczik - Maroccan Music Online
Mary Ellen Donald - Musician (Drums/Percussion)
Maqam World - Edu
Mid-East Ethnic Instruments - Vendor
Mohamed Abdul-Rahim Alsiadi - Musician(Oud)
Persian Classical Music - Edu
Playing a Middle Eastern Percussion Instrument - Edu
Quick and Dirty Guide to the Doumbek - Edu
Saroyan Mastercrafts (Finger Cymbals) - Vendor
Solo Improvisation (Taqâsîm) in Arab Music - Edu
Souhail Kaspar - Musician (Drums/Percussion)
Turku - Musicians
Rhythm Web - Edu
Uncle Mafufo - Musician (Drums/Percussion)
A'kai Silks (USA) - Vendor - Silk veils and more ....
Arubas Oasis (USA) - Vendor - Dance Sandals
The Bellydance Shop (USA) - Vendor
Bellydance Store (USA) - Vendor - Costumes by Eman Zaki, Raqia Hassan, Sahar Okasha, Hanan and more ...
Cairo Couture (USA) - Vendor
Costume Goddess (USA) - Edu - Resources,how-to books, and more ...
Dahlal Internationale (USA) - Vendor
Desert Moon Dance - Links and information for those wishing to make or repair costumes.
Invoke the Goddess Designs (Canada) - Designer/Vendor
Legends Costumes (Turkey) - Designer/Vendor
Pharaonix of Egypt - Amira El Kattan (Egypt) - Designer/Vendor
Safti Craft (Egypt) - Vendor
Sewing for belly dance - Sewing hints, patterns and more ...
Shira.net - Costume Corner - Shira's costuming corner - LOTS of great links and resources here!
Shira.net - Costume Links - Many, many links to online costume resources.
Silkdancer (USA) - Vendor/Dancer - Hand-dyed silk products.
Topkapi Designs (Turkey) - Vendor
Traditional Clothing of the Middle East and the Maghrib - Edu
Tribal Souk Bellydance Marketplace (USA) - Vendor
Habibi Magazine - A Journal of Middle Eastern Dance and Arts.
Jareeda - International Middle Eastern Dance Magazine.
iShimmy - The Belly Dancer magazine.
Nafoura - Monthly Belly Dancing e-Magazine
The Gilded Serpent - Online Middle Eastern Dance magazine.
The Hip Circle - Online bellydance magazine, belly dance discussion and community.
Undulations - Knoxville's Bellydance Magazine Online
Zaghareet! - An American Belly Dance Magazine.
Arabic Song Lyrics
Dance Artists & Choreographers...
Organised alphabetically and geographically according to main base of operations.
Katia of Cairo
Dr. Mo Geddawi
Nour of Cairo
In Harem's Way Dance Company
Belly Dance Goddess (Aliyah Layla)
Spellbound Bellydance (Aradia)
Oasis for Dance (Dallia)
Assia Guemra (France)
Helene Eriksen (Germany)
Bellydance Ya Habibi - Jane Camilleri (Malta)
Loulou Fouad (France)
Serkan Tutar (Belgium / Turkey)
Serena Ramzy (England)
Zahirah Middle Eastern Bellydance School (Halawa)
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