Yasmina's Joy of Belly Dancing

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Belly Dance Associations

IAMED - The International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance
Promoting the Art of Belly Dancing and Producers of the Awards of Bellydance.
MEDGE (Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene) in Eugene, Oregon, is a non-profit organization dedicated to performance, education, and enjoyment of Middle Eastern dance and music. MEDGE was formed in 1991, and membership is open to all who share our vision. 
Miami Belly Dance Meetup - Welcome to the New Global Bellydance Network! The #1 Bellydance MeetUp Group, we welcome local and national bellydancers & enthusiasts. Our Main MeetUp features guest speakers, Movie MeetUp nights & CD swaps! Check out our monthly newsletter too!
PURE & PUREGlobe - for all international and US PURE chapters

Belly Dance Competitions

Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition (CA)
Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant (CA)
Rakstar International Festival Competition (FL)


Belly Dance Resource Pages

Arabic Art - orientalist paintings gallery
Arabic Lyrics.com - English translations to Arabic music
The Art of Middle Eastern Dance (by Shira) - excellent page on Belly Dancing.  You'll find over 300 articles, cartoons, poems, opinion polls, song translations, and more, all related to belly dancing!
Atisheh: dance and fitness views and reviews - reviews on belly dance, yoga and workout DVDs
Behind the Name: Arabic Names - first names and there meanings.
Belly Dance Home Page - information on various topics, page by Stephan (last updated Oct. 1998). 
Belly Dance Museum - Filmposters featuring bellydancers. Photos of historic bellydance artist and more.
Belly Dance Stuff - If you are a bellydance student, this is your study hall. My name is Lauren, I'm a professional bellydancer and own a bellydance studio in the St. Louis area. This site is for all students of the dance, including my own.
Brandon's Oasis - This site is to celebrate and appreciate those who perform this sacred art from in Washington, DC, as well as Northern Virginia and now Baltimore, MD. It is also the home of Oasis & Troupe Oasis.
Fingers of Fury - online drumming school will give you everything you need to learn the Darbuka/Doumbek and Frame drum.
Hip Wax: Mid-East original LP's - get source for the old belly dance LP's.
Meetup.com: Bellydance
Middle Eastern Dance in New England - This web site provides information about teachers and classes; local dance venues; and upcoming dance events in the New England area.  There is also a newsletter that one can subscribe to either electronic or hard copy.
Middle Eastern Dance Resource Guide - the original site for Belly Dance information. (site last updated Aug. 1998)
Midwest Bellydance Happenings - Yes, there are bellydancers in the Midwest! Wichita, Kansas City, Lawrence, and Oklahoma City are home to various bellydance troupes. Dancers are featured at Regional Seminars, Renaissance Fairs, and Restaurants.
Neferchichi's Egypt Clip Art & Backgrounds - page dedicated to Egyptian clip art and more.
Near East Dance Online Text Book - great page to learn about this beautiful art form.
Origins of Oriental Dance - dance history.
Radio Bastet Vintage Belly Dance Music - Radio Bastet was born in the spring of 2002 at Live365.com, and now has its own home here on the World Wide Web. Here you will find podcasts of my favorite cuts from my ever-growing collection of "old school" belly dance vinyl LPs in a radio-show format, compiled for your listening and dancing enjoyment. I hope you will find Radio Bastet informative and entertaining! Thank you so much for joining me in this celebration of vintage belly dance music! Now - Let's dance! Yalla!
Raqstv.com - online belly dance instruction
Tribalbellydance.org - great source for ATS
Tribal Dance Nation - Blog by Keli
Worldbellydance.com - great resource page filled with info on belly dancing from Wales.
Writing & Pronouncing Arabic Names - This is not an expert analysis of this subject but it is one way of achieving the results for the writing and pronouncing of Arabic names. Includes written Arabic alphabet and resources to learn more.


Festivals, Dance Camps & Travel

Mediterranean Fantasy Festival - event is held in July in Seattle, WA. 
Middle Eastern Music & Dance Camp - information about this wonderful camp.
Rakkasah - is the largest Middle Eastern Folk Festival and Fantasy Bazaar in the world. The Festival takes place once a year at the Richmond Auditorium in Richmond, California. The festivities are kicked off with a week-long workshop featuring internationally known Belly Dancing, Folk Dancing, and Music Teachers.
RakStar International Belly Dance Festival - event held in October


Music & Instruments

Arab Instruments (Middle East) - Online oud and darbuka website store
Arab music - This is a page about Arabic music. Most of the material on it has been collected in one way or another from the USENET newsgroup rec.music.arabic, except for the images that are found on here.
ARC Music (United Kingdom)
Billy Woods (Colorado)
Brothers of the Baladi (Oregon)
CD Baby
(online music store)
Darbuka Planet (California) - Welcome to Darbuka Planet, where you will find a wide range of traditional Middle Eastern Instruments that have been chosen for both their quality of sound and beauty of appearance.
Desert Wind (Utah)
Doug Adams
Dunya Divani (Colorado)
Eric Zang (Arizona)
Hollywood Music Center - great source for music & DVD's
Hossam Ramzy (United Kingdom)
John Bilezikjlan (California)
Lark in the Morning (California)
Maqam Music (online music store)
Mid-East Mfg., Inc. (online musical instrument store)
A Quick & Dirty Guide to doumbek Rhythms
Sazlar (New Mexico)
Sirocco (California)
Souhail Kaspar (California)
Sphinx Records (online music store)
Turku (South Carolina)
Uncle Mafufo
World Fusion Music - ...a place where new cross-cultural music and dance is created by learning from the world's great ancient traditions. Welcome to the #1 charting world music education site from Ancient Future, the world's first and longest running musical organization dedicated exclusively to the mission of creating world fusion music. Explore the many world music and dance offerings from the group Ancient Future and related artists on the Ancient-Future.Com artist coalition label.



Artemis (California)
Bauchlanden (Turkey) 
Belly Dance Silks (Florida)
Belly Dance Treasures (Texas)
Bellyscarf (Florida)
Cat's Paw Dance Belts (Indiana)
Dahlal International (Missouri)
Designs by Janie (Nevada)
Dina: the Costume Goddess (Washington)
Domba (Arizona)
Flying Skirts (California)
Harry Saroyan (Saroyan Mastercraft) (California)
Hanezeb (Georgia)
High Scope Enterprise (Pakistan)
Horus & Isis Company (Arizona) 
House of Belly Dance Co., Ltd (China)
Jinglies (Florida)
Joharah International (Florida)
L. Rose Designs (California)
La Porte d'Ishtar - (France) 
Lila's Belly Dance Costumes (Maine)
A Little Indulgence Belly Dance Wear (Australia)
Magical Fashions (Georgia)
MissBellydance.com (Georgia)
Moondance (Oregon)
The Pink Gypsy (California)
Saramaga Middle Eastern Dance Costumes (Canada)
Scheherezade Imports (Virginia)
Sugar Petals (California)
Theora's Bellydance Boutique (Oregon)
Turquoise International (California)
Unicorn Belly Dance Supplies (Colorado)
Zarifa's Touch of Egypt (Oregon)


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Music from the Movies Belly Dance Style
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Moonlight Sirens Tribal presents an evening of belly dancing to music from some of your beloved movies by some of your favorite troupes and soloist from around the State.

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