There are so many wonderful
websites dedicated to Middle Eastern
Here are just a few favorites we have found, listed by category:
Click on a link (in bold type) to open it in a new window.
return to this page, simply close the window again. Enjoy!
Productions: Kahaz presents excellent annual Labor Day workshops
in Bangor. This year (summer 2003) she has engaged Amaya of New Mexico to
names from the Middle Eastern Dance Resource Guide can
be found here. Pick one that suits you!
has a history of Oriental Dance, and all sorts of other
fascinating and useful information. A wonderful site!
has a great page with information about Middle Eastern dance
in New England, with listings of events, teachers, classes, and
dance venues at restaurants and clubs.
features in-depth music reviews, lots of information, and
monthly "Spotlights" of dancers and troupes.
Gilded Serpent is an online magazine for Middle Eastern
dance with great articles, many written by illustrious dancers from the
sixties and seventies. It is loads of fun to read about their
has a page all about belly dancing for older women!
tells you everything you always wanted to know about mehndi (henna
Isis and The Star
Dancers have a site with jewelry, beautiful costumes,
and troupe information and pictures.
Imports is a great catalog of Middle Eastern Dance supplies,
another online catalog with jewelry, costumes, etc.
has a gorgeous collection of "Goddesswear".
River Costumes is just fun to look at. They produce
Victorian and Renaissance costumes and belly-dancing jewelry.
International has handmade zils, halfway-affordable
beaded fringe, and Madame Abla costumes.
Belly Dance Gallery is a great site filled with pics, pics,
and more pics of dancers. It's a great place to get costume
ideas, and it also features a beautiful set of wedding pics (of
belly dancer's wedding, of course!)
is a German belly dancer whose website contains a gallery of her drawings
of Midle Eastern dancers. Many of the sketches have wonderful and unique
costuming ideas, and they all have a sweet aura to them.
|Just For Fun:
is lots of fun! "Shanmonster's" site has a
historical bellydancing/cheesecake gallery and a hilarious page
of animated dancers ("Dance, Dancers, Dance"). The
personal accounts of her performances are pretty chuckle-worthy
of Maine: If you thought "Desert Dancers" was
an odd sort of name for a dance troupe from Maine, think again!
We have a bona fide desert just north of Freeport. See for