Sites with lots of useful information
Art of Middle Eastern Dance - This is absolutely the Biz! My first port of call if
I need any information about the dance
New Zealand site
Anthea - aka
Aladdin's Cave - Highly recommended
Farida Costumes - Absolutely gorgeous Costumes
- Excellent value and some interesting designs
Hilary's Bazaar - Hilary also has an actual shop as well
The Shimmy Shop
Silkdancer - Stunningly Beautiful Silk Veils
Dervish - Michelle also has a shop, in Eccles
Fifi Abdou- Egypt's most celebrated belly dancer
Hours of Glory - Profile of Nagua Fouad
Article about Lebanese dancer Amani
- The English Rose of Cairo
Cairo - Swedish dancer
UK Dance Associations
MADN - Mosaic Arabic Dance Network, the biggest UK association for
Middle Eastern Dance
Northern Arabic Dance Association
Raqs Sharqi Society
Asmahan - OK, so she's
American, but she lives
- a very informative website
Overseas Dancers & Teachers
Sharif - Egyptian now based in New York
- of Montreal
- of the Bellydance Superstars
Cifuentes - Berlin
- Belgian dancer/teacher who visits the UK quite a lot
Fleming - fabulous dancer & teacher
- another wonderful American dancer & teacher
Dance - an excellent link site
Interactive / E-zines
Bhuz - a web
community, with Discussions, Events, Swapmeet, etc.
The Gilded Serpent - an online magazine
Cast - a podcast, that you can listen to online, or download to
listen to later.
BellydanceForums - (a.k.a.
another web community discussion board
LiveJournal Bellydancing Community - is an
interactive weblog community- people post stuff & you can comment
about it. There are other dance-related communities on LJ as well
as individual blogs.
Regular Events in the South-East of England
- Reading event- showcase, classes and haflah all in one! Every two
Route - showcase, every two months in Balham, London.
Nights - monthly themed showcase, in Chiswick, London.
Hill - monthly showcase, in North London
Festivals in the UK
Yorkshire - based (perhaps unsurprisingly!) in Yorkshire, Shipley
to be precise. Held twice a year, in April & October
- Held in Torquay, in October
- Held in London, in December
Majma - Held in Glastonbury,
People I like
- A charity aiming to raise funds and promote awareness, prevention and
early detection of breast cancer for women in Egypt.
Cairo - Tracey Gibbs Photography for dancers
- lots of information
about Stretching as part of your Warm Up and Cool Down routines.