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Here are some of our favorite links to Oriental Dance sites on the Internet. Click on a link to open it in a new window. To return to this page, simply close the window again. Enjoy!

Information:
The Aaminah Desert Dancers community
 
is our online meeting place. You can post or view messages and photos, and check our events calendar.
Dance names from the Middle Eastern Dance Resource Guide can be found here. Pick one that suits you!
Shira
has a history of Oriental Dance, and all sorts of other fascinating and useful  information.
Alizah 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.
Yasmina features in-depth music reviews, lots of information, and monthly "Spotlights" of dancers and troupes.
The Gilded Serpent is an online magazine for Middle Eastern dance with great articles, many written by dancers from the sixties and seventies. It is loads of fun to read about their escapades!
Zaida
has a page all about belly dancing for older women!
Henna Page tells you everything you always wanted to know about mehndi (henna tattoos).
Eva Cernik's page offers tours to Turkey and Egypt.

http://www.bdancer.com/med-guide/names/mednames.html

Costumes and Jewelry:
Isis and The Star Dancers have a site with jewelry, beautiful costumes, and troupe information and pictures.
Artemis Imports is a great catalog of Middle Eastern Dance supplies, including music.
Chandra's is another online catalog with jewelry, costumes, etc.
Dhyanis has a gorgeous collection of "Goddesswear". 
Gold River Costumes is just fun to look at. They produce Victorian and Renaissance costumes and belly-dancing jewelry.
Turquoise International has handmade zils, halfway-affordable beaded fringe, and Madame Abla costumes.

 

Music:
Rashid has a large selection of music and offers RealAudio samples (in case you have RealPlayer).
Maqam also has a good selection of all styles of music.

 

Beautiful Pictures:
The 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 a belly dancer's wedding, 
of course!)

 

Snakes!
Amaya in a sensual snake photo.
Lynette is a great friend of snakes, and features some beautiful photos for snake lovers.

 

Just For Fun!
Omphalo-stepses 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 too!
The Camel's Armpit is a fun site offering "Belly Dance With a Twist". It includes a little quiz, camel drawings to color in, and a great list of unusual music for performances.
Desert 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 yourself!

 

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