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!
The Aaminah Desert Dancers community is our online
meeting place. You can post or view messages and photos, and
check our events calendar.
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.
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 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
Cernik's page offers tours to Turkey and Egypt.
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.
has a large selection of music and offers RealAudio samples (in
case you have RealPlayer).
also has a good selection of all styles of music.
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,
in a sensual snake photo.
is a great friend of snakes, and features some beautiful photos
for snake lovers.
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
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.
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