Links

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Performers and Instructors
Musicians
Vendors
Costumers / Costume Help
General Info / Directories
Dance Magazines
Article Sites
Event Producers
Organizations
Photographers / Photo Galleries
Shoshanna’s other cool websites…

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MY FELLOW MARVELOUS CALIFORNIA DANCERS & INSTRUCTORS…

Ahava – San Francisco, CA

Alexandra King – Santa Barbara

Alexandria – East Bay Area

Amina Goodyear – San Francisco

Anaheed – Southern California

Andalee – Tulare — near Fresno

Azura – Santa Clara

Bellydance Odyssey / Vashti – Santa Cruz, director of the troupe Shaala

Cris! – Santa Barbara

Daleela – Sacramento, director of Eye of the Cobra

Dancers of the Crescent Moon – directed by Siwa

Devadasi – troupe from the Bay Area

Dhyanis – San Rafael

Elizabeth Strong – Bay Area

Fahtiem – Rowland Heights

Fat Chance Belly Dance – directed by Carolena Nericcio, San Francisco

Ghanima – San Francisco

Hah’bi Ru – directed by John Compton, San Francisco

Hala – San Jose

Jasmine – Walnut Creek

Jatila – Santa Barbara

Jenia – Vacaville

Jillina – Los Angeles

Jill Parker – San Francisco

Jim Boz – San Diego

Judeen – Santa Ynez

Khalila Zahar – Arcata

Kimberly – Bay Area

Lesa – Santa Barbara

Leyla Lanty – Bay Area

Luna – Berkeley – hostess of Cafe Bellie at Ashkenaz

Marjhani – Arcata, CA

Michelle Joyce – Bay Area

Monica – San Francisco

Natica Angilly – Bay Area – producer of the Dancing Poetry Festival

Nicoliana – one of my favorite students and former troupe dancers – a lovely dancer!

Origin Tribal – Chico – Directed by Sarah Adams

Parri – Santa Clara

Paulina – Southern California

Rachel Brice – San Francisco

Rasheika – Eureka

Sandra – Bay Area

Sedona – Lancaster

Selket – Chico

Shanna – Redwood City

Sharif – Santa Cruz

Shayla – Sacramento

Sirens In Sanity – Benecia

Solimeno – Bay Area Tribal Fusion Belly Dance group

Tatseena – San Leandro

Unmata – Sacramento, CA – directed by Amy Sigil

WildCard BellyDance – Santa Rosa, CA

Yolanda – South Bay Area

Yosifah Rose – Bay Area

Zahra Zuhair – Los Angeles

Zoe Jakes – SF Bay Area

Zorba – The “Veiled Male” of Monterey

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OTHER FABULOUS U.S. DANCE PERFORMERS & INSTRUCTORS…

Amel Tafsout

Amira of Las Vegas, http://www.amirasbelly.com •  http://www.pregnantbellydance.com

Asha Bellydance Troupe – Reno, NV

Astryd de Michele – Eugene, Oregon

Ava Fleming – Pheonix, Arizona

Ayshah – Savannah, Georgia

Badriya – Indianapolis, Indiana

Bahaia – Austin, Texas

Bellydancing With Delilah – Seattle, Washington

Bellyqueen – New York, NY

Carenza – Muncie, Indiana

Chellcy Reitsma – Chicago, IL

Dalia Carella – New York, NY (my greatest inspiration!)

Faydora – the Fabulous Faydora, Washington, DC area

Gypsy Caravan – directed by Paulette Rees-Denis, Portland, OR

Hannah Nour – New York, NY

Isis and the Star Dancers – Houston, Texas

Jessenia – Houston, Texas

Lakshmi – Balitimore, Maryland

Lilah – Portland, Oregon

Kahreen & Kira – Kismet Dancers, Miami, Florida

Maja – The “Girl from the Nile,” Florida

Margo Abdo O’Dell – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Miabella – Texas

Midnight Mirage – directed by Jamileh, Salt Lake City, Utah

Myra Krien & Pomegranate Productions – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nagwa Sai’d

Nevina – Bellydancing, instruction, videos

Nourhan Sharif – New York, NY

Oreet, New York, NY

Raks al-Hamra

Raqs Halim Tribal Fusion Belly Dance – Seattle Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe

Read My Hips – Tribal Dance Company

Rose Champagne – Boston, MA

Sahebiti – Fabulous duet from Chicago, IL

Sarah Skinner – New York, NY

Sevdiah – Florida

Seyyide – Boston, MA

Shahina – Chicago, IL

Shaia Tribe Wild Tribal Bellydance

Sharon Moore

Shaska – Reno, NV

Sonya – Arabesque Chicago Dance Studio & Sonya’s Souk , Chicago IL

Sultana – Washington, DC, site design by Shoshanna!

Sumaya – Chicago, IL

Taaj – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Tahmina – Mobile, Alabama

Xenobia – St. Petersberg, Florida – director of Hip Expressions dance company

Yasmina La Roche

Yousry Sharif – New York, New York

Zahirah Noor – Houston, Texas

Zaina Hart – Oregon (also publisher of The Bellydancer Magazine)

Zanbaka – Pacific Northwest Vendor, Performer & Instructor, artistic director of Troupe Zenobia

Zarifa Sa’id – Gainsville, Florida, Director of Global Dance Arts

Zweena & Troupe Taleeba

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INTERNATIONAL DANCE PERFORMERS & INSTRUCTORS…

Alina – Alberta and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Aziza – Montreal, Canada

Hadia – Montreal, Canada

Leila Haddad – Paris, France

Mishaal – Japan

Momo Kadous – Germany

Nila – Vancouver, Canada

Tatiana – Canada

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MUSICIANS…

Amorfia Productions – Georges Lammam, San Francisco, CA

Ancient Future – an ecclectic fusion band directed by Matthew Montefort, San Francisco, CA

Brothers of the Baladi – led by Michael Beach, Portland, OR

Carmine T. Guida – drummer from New York, NY

Chubritza – a great Balkin/ Near Eastern band from Arcata, CA

Dhavir Productions – David Reihs, Portland, OR

Hollywood Music Center/ Pe-Ko Records – they have just about everything.

Hossam Ramzy

Mohammed Nejad, sp. in Persian Classical music

Peter Jacques, clarinetist

Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Rhythm Fusion – based in Santa Cruz, CA, owned by Dror Sinai

River Guerguerian – multipercussionist, composer, educator

Souhail Kaspar, percussionist extrordinaire

Tobias Roberson, percussionist

Turbo Tabla – Innovative Percussion by Karim Nagi

UCSB Middle East Ensemble, Santa Barbara, California

Yair Dallal – Iraqi Bedouin singer/multi-instrumentalist

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VENDORS…

Akai Silks — Hand dyed silk veils

Artemis Imports — Artemis has it all, including an extensive selection of books

Audrena’s Emporium — Lots of top-line cabaret costumes. Great stuff!

Baladi Boutique — Vendor & Producer of Festival on the Nile in Orlando, FL

Bablyon Breeze — Turkish Costumes and Accessories – Orlando, FL

Belly Dance Shoppe — everything you could want!

Belly Souk — lots of fun stuff

Chandra’s Dance Extravaganza Catalogue – Boulder, Colorado

Dancing Rahana’s Boutique — all sorts of fun stuff, including lots of cute t-shirts and tank tops

Designs By Janie – Reno, Nevada

Divinity Designs & Emeralds

Egyptian Academy of Oriental Dance – New York, NY

Fatima’s Bazaar & Cultural Dance Studio

Ganesha Bazaar On-Line Catalog

Hollywood Music Center / Pe-ko Records — They have it all! Just ask for Mher.

Hookah Hookah Company

Horus & Isis Company — Egyptian Costumes, Beaded Fringe, Coin Scarves, and more

Jewel of India – Pt. St. Lucie, Florida – great Indian Imports

Lands Far Away Imports — GREAT SOURCE FOR LOVELY FLAMENCO FANS

L. Rose Designs — Custom Quality Fashions for Dancers, Dreamers and Divas

Lila’s Belly Dance Costumes — “Authentic Belly Dance Costumes from the Middle East”

Little Egypt / Egypt World — Egyptian Costumes & Accessories, Dallas, Texas

Lost Treasures Egyptian Imports — Egyptian Costumes and Imports, Seattle, WA

Lotus Belly Dance

Mandala Tribal – home to Kamikaze Costumes, Official Costumer to Gypsy Caravan

Sahara Smoke – “Supplying the finest Hookahs, Hookah Accessories and Hookah Tobacco”

Salome’s Tent – Middle Eastern Dance Costumes and Accessories

Saroyan Zils – “if you are serious about your zil playing, it’s time to visit Saroyan!”

Scheherezade Imports

Shimmy Shimmy.com – lots of fun stuff!

Silk Spirit — incredible painted silk veils and theatrical backdrops by David Ludwig

Snake Skin Studios – Emeryville, CA

Sugar Petals – Pleasant Hill – beaded fringe, sequin appliques, and more

Tribal To The Max Imports

Turquoise International – beaded fringe, spectacular costumes, zils, videos

Unicorn Belly Dance Supplies

Veils by Neran – “Hand dyed 100% silk veils – Belly dance tested and approved! Custom color matching available.”

We 3 Bellydance Supplies

Zanbaka’s Bazaar – Unique, custom, and one-of-a-kind headdresses, tassel belts, hand-dyed fringe, jewelry and much more!

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COSTUMERS / COSTUME HELP…

Dawn Divine Brown – ***Site of costuming historian and author, Dawn Divine Brown. Author of “Costuming from the Hip” and other excellent resources on belly dancing (url: http://www.davina.org) She also has the wonderful http://www.costumersnotes.com, which is a whole magazine devoted to costuming!

Denver Fabrics – Belly Dance Costumes and Dancewear – Patterns and fabric for belly dancing including nylon/Lycra stretch knits, metallics, velvet, and silk. Also sewing notions and trims, and all at discounted prices.

Glitz Online – Sequin appliques and more – lots of sparkly stuff!

Madame X Costuming – tips on making pants, plus more information.

Oasis Dance Company – Patterns, costume tips, items for sale, etc.

The Costume Goddess – Dina, the Costume Goddess “tells all.” Books, info, tips, and more.

Designs By Janie – Reno, Nevada

Lace Heaven – appliques, trim…

Lila’s Belly Dance Costumes
Authentic Belly Dance Costumes from the Middle East ready for immediate shipping!

Sonya’s Souk – dancer and costumer in Chicago, IL

Sugar Petals – Sequin Appliques, trims, and more based in the East Bay Area

Vogue Fabric Stores- a great applique source

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GENERAL INFORMATION / DIRECTORIES…

Art of Bellydancing — The fine art of belly dancing: information & resources

The Art of Middle Eastern Dance Site by Shira — Links, translations, articles, history, and lots more. Also has an extensive listing of performers and instructors in the U.S. and across the globe.

BD-TV – innovative DVD bellydance television featuring interviews, event coverage, and more!

Bellydanceweb.com — a big directory/search engine – if you can’t find it here, it just might not exist!

Bellydancer.Info — a resource for dancers in the New York area and beyond

Tribal Bellydance

Bhuz.com — directory and wealth of information

Bellydancer Salome — Promo of international performer as well as belly dance directories, talent agency, directory, jobs available, on-line lessons, articles, and interviews

Bellydancer Directory at http://www.Ayshah.com

Oriental Dancer.net

WorldBellydance.com — for the latest news on Belly Dance – Based in Bristol, England. Info on Bellydance events, workshops, classes, dvd’s, costumes, music, trips and more! Cool Site.

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MUSIC…

Al Mashriq – A wonderful site to learn about Arabic Music

Classical Arabic Music

Eastern Inspirations – your portal to the East… Egypt, India, Morocco, Asia,

Maqam.com – a music resource

Maqam World

Music of Lebanon – well, it features the music of Lebanon! Lots of Debke music.

Pe-Ko Records / Hollywood Music Center

Rashid Sales – music source

The Oud Page

Turath.org – Excellent site dedicated to Arabic Musicology

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DANCE MAGAZINES…

Gilded Serpent — wonderful online magazine

Habibi Magazine

Jareeda

The Belly Dancer Magazine

The Chronicles

Zaghareet

Al Jadid – A review and record of arab culture and arts

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GOOD ARTICLE SITES…

Belly-Dance.org – Belly Dance Museum

BellyDanceUK.co.uk

Bellydancing With Delilah – Seattle, Washington

BlackSheepBellyDance.com – Kajira Djoumahna

Chelydra.com — dancer with lots of good articles & strong opinions

DiscoverBellyDance.com

GildedSerpent.com

HossamRamzy.com — articles

JasminJahal.com — some very insightful articles!

JoyfulDancer.com

Kajira Djoumahna — articles and reviews by the author of the Tribal Bible

Learn-To-Belly-Dance.com

Morrocco’s Casbah Dance Experience — great articles by Morrocco

OrientalDancer.net

Stefan’s Page — lots of articles on many topics

TribalBellyDance.org

Zarifa Said — articles of 25 plus years in the dance world…

Zilltech.com — articles and more

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EVENTS/EVENT PRODUCERS…

Stellar Advantage – Spectacular events in Orlando, FL

Bellydancer of The Year Competition, (Shoshanna: 2004 Bellydancer of the Year!)

Desert Dance Festival — annual festival held in San Jose, CA in September

Fatima Al Wahid / Fatima’s Bazaar & Cultural Dance Studio – Sacramento, CA

Habibi Hawaii – Taj Productions directed by Shadiya

Jim Boz – San Diego, CA

Little Egypt / Egypt World — great events with international teachers, Dallas, TX

Mendocino Middle Eastern Music & Dance Camp — Shoshanna’s favorite annual event

North Valley Belly Dance Competition – Chico, California – Shoshanna won this one in 1997

Rakkasah – East and West

Redwood Coast Bellydance Festival – One and only festival of Arcata, CA

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival – World Arts West

Zahirah Noor – Houston, TX

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ORGANIZATIONS…

Humboldt Folklife Society — Arcata, California

IAMED Website — International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance, Southern California

MECDA — Middle Eastern Dance & Culture Association, producers of Cairo Carnivale in L.A.

SFBAMECDA — San Francisco Bay Area MECDA Chapter

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PHOTOGRAPHERS & PHOTO GALLERIES…

The incomparable Michael Baxter — fan site on Tribe.net • Facebook • Gilded Serpent

Carl Sermon, Reel Light & Light

Sarah Skinner — dancer, photographer, graphic artist in New York, NY

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CULTURAL CONNECTIONS…

Al Jadid – A review and record of arab culture and arts

Al Mashriq – A wonderful site to learn about Arabic Music

Desert Wind — Formerly the “Middle Eastern Culture Page,” established in 1997

Turath.org – Excellent site dedicated to Arabic Musicology

http://www.zompist.com/arabic.html – a list of English words which came from Arabic – fun!

http://www.arabfilm.com – Egyptian Cinema Classics

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OTHER FABULOUS WEBSITES THAT SHOSHANNA RUNS…

http://www.RedwoodRaks.com – My wonderful dance studio in Arcata, Redwood Raks

http://www.HumboldtDancer.net – a resource for all things dance in Humboldt County

http://www.ShoshannaParty.com – Marvelous, enchanting birthday parties for children by Shoshanna!

http://www.RedwoodCoastBellyDance.com – Annual Redwood Coast Belly Dance Festival held each October in Arcata, CA.

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