Links to Resources

 

General Information

www.shira.net - easily one of the most comprehensive and informative sites dedicated to the art of
middle eastern dance.
www.discoverbellydance.com - a useful resource. This site lists events worldwide in a searchable database.
Share ideas on their message boards at Bhuz.
Raks Noir Yahoo group - discussion group for dancers of color
IAMED - International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance. IAMED produces wonderful performance and
instructional Videos/DVDs.
Atlanta Danse Orientale Society
Salome - Salome is a performer and instructor. Her website is a wonderful source of information about Middle Eastern dance.

 

 

Music and Videos

Maqam - Middle eastern music supplier
Hollywood Music Center - California based company that sells middle eastern music and videos
Mondo Melodia
Ark21

 

Costuming

Dahlal Internationale - Everything for the professional dancer. Dahlal carries high-end Egyptian and 
Turkish costumes and accessories, plus an extensive music selection. 
Topkapi Designs LTD - Beautiful, high-end Turkish Costumes and accessories.  
You won't be disappointed.
L Rose Designs - outstanding custom work
Treasures of Bellydancing - India-based company that sells belly dance and Indian costuming. 
They are a retailer and wholesaler. 
Ebay -  can often find bargains for auction. Just use the key words 'bellydance' or 'belly dance' and enjoy!

Costume Making Supplies and Resources

Glitz Online - pageant supplies. They have nice rhinestone and beaded trim for making costumes.
MJ Trim
Desert Moon Dance - this site's 'Modiste' section points to resources for making costumes.

Dancers

Listed are some of my favorite dancers and instructors:

Aziza - my primary instructor
Nubian Divas - a California based dance troupe
Jessica Martinez - one of the founders of the Nubian Divas.  Check her performance video.  It's great!
Sha'ni - a wonderful Atlanta-based dancer.
Raqia Hassan
Jillina
Bellyqueen

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