My Favorite of Favorites
Ali Hamidzadeh - Costume Site - Fabulous
Belly Dance Shop - Provider of Authentic Turkish Imports - out of Charlotte, NC
Fatima Al-Wahid - Dance and Costume Site
Gaylene's Boutique - Costumer Extraordinaire and all around fun kinda gal.
Halima's Designs - custom coin belts, ready made skirts, pants, veils and so much more.
L. Rose Designs - Magnificant Cholis, Silk Veils, Velvet and Silk skirts and more. also the home to SHOSHANNA.
Magic City Costumes - Great New Costume Site
Moon Dance - Out of Portland, OR - jewelry, hip scarves and always a monthly special.
Nahari - Wonderful Silk Veils
Originals by Faye - Elegant Costuming for the discerning dancer. Voluptuous, long leggy creatures will always find a costume here.
Zara's Costuming - Fun, and fairly new site.
Amara Al Amir - A Kaleidoscope Of Visions, A Spectrum of Colors - NY
Jane Archer - owner of Euphoria Studios (featured in the Quarter 2/05 issue of The "Belly Dancer" Magazine) - Portland's unique movement artspace.... Home of The Circle Dance Company & Mandala1235 SE Division St., Portland, OR 97202, 503.240.1997, www.euphoriastudios.net
Aziza originally of Portland, Oregon now residing in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - a multi award winning performer.
Aziza Sa'id - Mid Eastern Belly Dance Site - CA
Dalia Carella - Dunyavi Gypsy and La Danse Orientale - - Not merely an incredible performer - but a genuinly loving person. Sure to take your breath away. (also a Rakkasah Instructor) - NY
Fahtiem - Beautiful and Loving Dancer/Instrucoter - Rakkasah Teacher - Instruction and Performance - CA
Gypsy Caravan - Check out their site and bio page. Without a doubt my favorite Tribal Group ANYWHERE and truly wonderful people - WA
Hasani - Seattle WA area - Performer and Costumer - WA
Jamilla Al Wahid - A multi-talented dancer and instructor now residing in Southern California. Jamilla has branched out into new ventures, one is her new business "Barkcuits". Check out her new business site.
Jillina - Middle Eastern Dance Artist (choreographer and performer for the "Belly Dance Superstars Shows" - and a truly nice person as well. Check out this beautiful site - CA
Kashani - Director of Mas Uda - from Olympia, is an accomplished Troupe Director and writer for various publications, with her own column in The "Belly Dancer" Magazine.
Kitiera of Silverdale, Washington (Seattle area) recently relocated from Charleston, SC and we are thrilled to have our Gypsy Girl in the Pacific Northwest.
Margo Abdo O'dell - Wonderful Dance Artisits and Rakkasah Instructor - A Dancer who provides her audience "Charisma" at its BEST!
Morocco - Teacher Extraordinaire!
Nadira - Multi Award Winning performer residing in Seattle, WA. 2006 Belly Dancer of the Year, 2005 Belly Dance Performing Artist.
Nubian Divas Jessica, Nefertiti, and Annitra Raven Moon of California.
Rachel - A dynamic performer residing in Portland, OR, Rachel has won many awards. She is certified in level 1 & 2 of the Suhaila technique and continues to compete, perform and holds regular classes in the Portland area.
Said el Amir - One Hot Hot performer and an amazing instructor.. Said is the creator of JOMDANCE (Jazz, Oriental, Modern-Dance). He is a dancer's dancer, who never fails to leave his audience wanting more MORE.
Saqra - Middle Eastern Dance Artist and Rakkasah instructor from Kent Washington. Producer of the annual Belly Dance Showcase in Hillsboro, OR. - WA
Selket - Belly Dance With Selket
Two Old Bags - Nevada Promoters/Producers extraordinaire.
Wiggles of the West - Produced by The Two Old Bags (Janie and Chris) of Las Vegas, NV.
Desert Dance Festival in San Jose California, presented by Dunia and Scarab Productions. Held annually in September. CA
Rakkasah Festivals - Biggest Festival and a Must Attend. Rakkasah West - SF CA * Rakkasah East - NJ
Saqra's Annual Showcase - Check out the new additions, workshop instructors and new location for this festival. OR
General Informational Sites
Dancelead.com - Resource Directory
Nizana's Calendar Updates - this is a great site of events and dates.
OrientalDancer.net - A wonderful informational site with a fabulous Teacher's/ Instructors Directory.
World Belly Dance - Valeria offers this wonderful site out of the UK, which includes information on DVD's, history, events, classes and much more.
Yasmina of Phoenix - Informational Site and a personal favorite of Zaina. This site includes volumes of information for Belly Dancers in many cateories (costuming, educational, historical, cultural and more).
iShimmy.com, The "Belly Dancer" Magazine - Owned and Edited by Zaina Hart of Vancouver, WA. Entering it's third year of production.
Jareeda Magazine - Owned by Mezdulene, my dear friend and sister dancer. Based out of Sutherlin (southern), Oregon.
The Chronicles - A brand new magazine - it is just beautiful and full of information.
Zaghareet - One of the longest running, on time magazines in our business. Packed full of information, and a huge teacher's directory.
Americanistan of Eugene Oregon performs music inspired by cultures of the Middle East and Mediterranean. CD's available on their site.
Carmine - The Pacific NW loves this wonderfully darling drummer (and darn he lives in New York where they also love him) who is featured on two of Pangia's CD's. For drum/doumbec lessons (DVD Available) or lessons in New York speak, check him out. Check out his latest project "Djinn". (Djinn blends traditional Middle Eastern music with electronics, hurdy gurdy and human beatbox to create a sound that is uniquely NYC.)
Desert Wind's Web Site - Truly wonderful friends and musicians. Traditional with a New Age Twist. Gentle, yet powerful and always loving. Their work is highlighted on Zaina's videos.
Mary Ellen Donald - Of the San Francisco Bay area - - a true fount of information. Seen each year at Rakkasah West, Summer Caravan and many more events.
Harry Saroyan - Wonderful Zil (I only sell Harry's zils) and Music site and on the top of "MY MOST FAVORITE PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS LIST". I adore Harry - - always have, always will.
Hossam Ramzy - Mr. Ramzy's music is what I cut my dance shoes to/with/on - along with Eddie the Sheik and Harry Saroyan. Hossam's website is extensive and well worth the time to visit and/or place an order. He has DVD's now available of my Idol - Naima Akef.
Pangia - Mt. Shasta, California. They just released their fourth CD and it is fabulous. Pat Olson's incredible smoldering voice and fabulous Oud, mixed with Denise Mannion's keyboards and vast musical experience along with rhythms by Carmine Guida, Eric Johnson, and Gordon Kamm. Their new site is now up and running!
Peko International Records / Hollywood Music Center - If you are looking for IT, they will probably HAVE IT. Mehr is a great guy and always willing to help. Best distributiors in the business and they keep up on all the latest in music and videos.
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