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Live NW Middle Eastern/Belly Dance:
ME Dance Instruction
- Ayshah's Bellydance Directory
- Belly Dancers Online ~ America's Network of Belly Dancers & Belly Dancing Resources
- Belly Dance Web ~ On-line resource to help dancers find fun and informative sites on the web, and provides a promotional vehicle for performers and retailers.
- Belly dancer Salome ~ Promo of international performer as well as belly dance directories, talent agency directory, jobs available, on-line lessons, articles, and interviews.
- The Bhuz ~ Online belly dance directory!
- Colorado Belly Dance Events Calendar
- Danceart.com ~ articles and info for dance of all sorts, pro, teacher, and student
- Gilded Serpent ~ Web Magazine for Middle Eastern Dance
- Nadiyah's ~ Lots of great resources here, articles, a bulletin board, products, events, video reviews, and so much more! Nadiya is based in Spokane, WA.
- NW Bellydance Source ~ Up to date information for Middle Eastern Dance events, classes, workshops, musicians, vendors and venues in the Pacific Northwest.
- Saqra ~ Raqs El Sehr Director, Belly dance teacher/performer, my former coach, and an all-around great gal! Saqra's troupe choreography is amazing, and her teaching style is fun and quite humorous. Her site has a LIVE BAND section along with other great ME Dance resources!
- Shira ~ A wealth of information on belly dancing. This is the most comprehensive informational site on belly dancing I've ever seen on the internet!
- Soraya's Mid-East Dance & Music Productions ~ Arabic Entertainment Agency located on the east coast. Of Arabic heritage, Soraya has been a ME Dancer since she was four! Her mission is to educate and inform the general public on what ME Dance really is and to break down cultural stereotypes.
- Taaj, the Belly Dance Trainer ~ Taaj is based in VA Beach, VA. Her site is a great resource for all things belly dance all over.
- Zanbaka's Designs Online Bazaar ~ Unique, custom, and one-of-a-kind headdresses, tassel belts, hand-dyed fringe, jewelry and much more!
ME Dance Artists
- Aphrodite, Denver
- Eva Cernik, Denver
- Jawahir Bahiya, Boulder
- Khadijah, Denver
- Maria, Boulder
- Marta, Boulder
- Natasha, Boulder/Longmont
- Phoenix, Denver
- Rafi'ah, Denver/Castle Rock
- Suzanna Del Vecchio, Denver
- Dahlia, Egyptian Cabaret, Seattle, WA
- Delilah, Fremont, Seattle
- Hasani, Cabaret in Gig Harbor
- Indigo, Cabaret, Arlington
- Jaleh, Cabaret, Puyallup
- Nadira, Cabaret, Seattle
- Saqra, Cabaret, Kent
- Suzanna, Seattle
- Zanbaka, Tribal Fusion, Seattle
- Zaina Hart, Portland, OR
- Zaphara, Egyptian, Seattle
- Amar Goddess Bellydance Company ~ Boulder troupe, directed by Maria
- Aphrodite ~ Denver bellydance artist
- Bohemian Artists' Guild ~ eclectic collaboration of artists and performers based in Denver, Colorado, tribal/fusion dance, music, fire performers, costumers, etc...
- Dahlia of Seattle ~ Dahlia is an amazing dancer with awesome technique, and a very sweet disposition
- Diana ~ Diana of Seattle, a friend, former troupe mate of mine, and a spunky fun dancer :)
- Hasani in Gig Harbor ~ Great teacher, beautiful dancer, and hostess to one of the longest running bi-monthly haflas in the NW
- Indigo ~ Based in Bellingham, Indigo is one of my good friends, a great promoter of dance events, and community, as well as class and workshop instructor. Indigo produces the annual Emerald Sanctuary retreat.
- Jaleh ~ Based in Puyallup/Tacoma, Jaleh is one of the sweetest people I've ever met, and she won the MASTERS competition 2003 at Double Crown in Oregon.
- Jillina-Belly Dance Super Star ~ Jillina is about as good as it gets! She has attitude, technical skill, and fabulous choreography.
- Kitiera ~ Bremerton/Silverdale, Washington based, Kitiera teaches classes and workshops on many different Middle Eastern dance styles.
- Leila ~ Cairo superstar, Leila is a model and fantastic dancer with her own orchestra :)
- Lotus Moon World Fusion Bellydance ~ Belly Dance Fusion in Southern Maine and New Hampshire
- Mahasti Abidi ~ Fabulous Egyptian style dancer...she teaches in N Seattle Saturdays
- Maria ~ Engaging, with tons of personality, Maria dances and teaches in Boulder, Colorado and is director of Amara Goddess Bellydance Company
- Morocco ~ Master dancer in authentic ME dance, Morocco knows everythin I like to say. If you haven't taken a class with Morocco, I suggest you look into it :) She's in New York & travels all over for workshops.
- Phoenix ~ Dancer, teacher, and event producer out of Denver, CO
- Raqs Halim Tribal Fusion Belly Dance ~ Seattle Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe
- Raqs Serpentine ~ A beautiful group of people & dancers; hosts to the monthly Pyramid Lounge event.
- Sa'ida ~ Good friend (more like a sister really), and beautiful dancer full of emotion in her performances. Sa'ida recently moved to Italy, and we miss her lots in Seattle.
- Bellydance With Selket ~ A friend from Concord, California. Selket mixes in her own humor, tips and a dance names database with an ever-growing library of links. I can't get enough of her site.
- Zanbaka ~ Pacific Northwest Performer and Instructor of World Fusion, Folkloric,Orientale, and Tribal Style Belly Dance as well as artistic director of
- Zaina Hart ~ This zany dancer is producer of one of the longest running Belly Dance competitions, Double Crown, in OR, and a really fun gal :)
- Belly Dancing by Zaphara
- Belly Dance Store
- Invoke the Goddess Designs ~ my new favorite! i was fortunate enough to get the gothic flamenco costume :) will be watching this one!
- www.akaisilks.com - silk veils, skirts, and other stuff...highly recommended
- Nevina.com - Belly Dancing Music, Dancing Video & DVD
- Lost Treasures - Egyptian imports, costumes, music, gifts, etc...highly recommended
- www.lrosedesigns.com - velvet items, cholis (tops), skirts, etc. recommended
- www.saroyanzils.com - the best finger cymbals (zils) around...apparently they now have a child size! also dance swords...recommended
- www.oasisdancecompany.com/ - costuming, harempants, skirts, swords (I've seen better prices elsewhere on swords), canes, dance fans, accessories
- www.dahlal.com - expensive but exquisite costuming...always the latest belly dance costume designs
- www.hollywoodmusiccenter.com ~ PEKO Intl music...they have everything.
- www.punkinbutt.com - diaper pins, a must-have
Belly Dance Publications
Friends & Other
- Boulder Kung Fu ~ my Kung Fu gym in Boulder...7 Star Praying Mantis system, taught by Sifu Michael Wang.
- Kumpania Paramitsha ~ historical Romani re-enactment troupe, and forever my extended familia.
- Wes Gomes ~ A dear friend to me, and a mezmerizing belly and fire dancer.
- Momma Cherry's stufff ~ I heart Cherry.
- The Pixie ~ Lunah's one of my friends from back east. She is now taking BELLY DANCE lessons! How exciting :)
Kumpania Email List
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