Belly Dance Associations
IAMED - The International Academy
of Middle Eastern Dance
Promoting the Art of Belly Dancing and Producers of the Awards of
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
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 (Public Urban Ritual Experiment) -
PURE is collective of dancers and drummers who take music and dance out into
the streets for the purposes of healing and peace.
PUREGlobe - for all international
US PURE chapters
PURENYC - for PURE NYC
Belly Dance Competitions
Belly Dancer of the Universe
Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant
Rakstar International Festival
Belly Dance Resource Pages
Arabic Art - orientalist
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).
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.
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.
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.
Dance Online Text Book - great page to learn about this beautiful
Origins of Oriental Dance - dance
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
- great source for ATS
Tribal Dance Nation - Blog
Worldbellydance.com - great
resource page filled with info on belly dancing from Wales.
& 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
Fantasy Festival - event is held in July in Seattle, WA.
Middle Eastern Music & Dance Camp
- information about this wonderful camp.
Ojai Bellydance Festival
- event held in March
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
Redwood Coast Bellydance Festival - event held in
Valley Bellydance Festival - event is held the 2nd Saturday in August.
Arab Instruments (Middle
East) - Online oud and darbuka website store
- 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.
Billy Woods (Colorado)
Brothers of the Baladi
(online music store)
Eric Zang (Arizona)
Hollywood Music Center -
great source for music & DVD's
Ramzy (United Kingdom)
in the Morning (California)
Maqam Music (online
Mid-East Mfg., Inc. (online
musical instrument store)
A Quick & Dirty Guide to
Sazlar (New Mexico)
Records (online music store)
Turku (South Carolina)
Uncle Mafufo (California)
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.
Belly Dance Silks (Florida)
Dance Treasures (Texas)
Cat's Paw Dance Belts (Indiana)
Designs by Janie
Dina: the Costume Goddess
Flying Skirts (California)
Harry Saroyan (Saroyan Mastercraft)
Scope Enterprise (Pakistan)
& Isis Company (Arizona)
House of Belly Dance
Co., Ltd (China)
L. Rose Designs (California)
La Porte d'Ishtar - (France)
Lila's Belly Dance Costumes (Maine)
Little Indulgence Belly Dance Wear (Australia)
The Pink Gypsy (California)
Saramaga Middle Eastern Dance Costumes (Canada)
Sugar Petals (California)
Theora's Bellydance Boutique (Oregon)
Turquoise International (California)
Unicorn Belly Dance Supplies
Zarifa's Touch of Egypt (Oregon)