Mellilah's Belly Dancing Links:


Costumes for Bellydancers

Asi Haskal Costumes Custom designed bellydance costumes

Bella Costumes Turkish designer, high quality bellydance costumes

Belly Dance Store by Shahrazad Sells Eman Zaki

Dahlal InternationalCostumes by famous designers, great service!

Egy Dance Beautiful costumes shown

Eman Zaki Famous Egyptian designer; I own a few.

Hallah Moustafa Famous designer, located in Egypt

Hasani Imports costumes; Tacoma, WA

Isis Exchange Costumes and accessories

Lana Couture High-end custum costumes

Legend Belly Dance Costumes I custom ordered (baby blue) & was happy

Lila's Belly Dance Costumes. I haven't used this company.

L. Rose Designs Best place for skirts, tops, gloves, veils; great service

Madela Dance Design

Makari Dreams Costumes

Oranit Kaggan Beautifully designed custom costumes

Pharonics Belly Dance Costumes

Pyramid Imports Costumes for sale; located in Seattle.

Shake My Day Mirror & coin bellydance costumes


Collectables, Clothing, Music, & Videos for Bellydancers

Bellydance.org Belly dance DVDs, history, photos, events and more

Belly Dance & Yoga Wear Great practice wear. Handmade by Christine Dempsey

Dance Shoes Online Dance shoes, dancewear, dance accessories

Fairy Cove Beautiful silk veils and fan veils. Custom orders.

Hossam Ramsy Music composer

Janice Wing Artist Belldancer cartoons

Lady Silk Designs Beautiful, lightweight silk veils

MAC Professional stage make-up

Maqam Middle Eastern music; great selection

Miss Belly Dance Hip scarves and bellydance accessories

Nahari Silk Veils Extra thin silk veils

One Tooth Yoga Apparel Dance exercise clothing; great quality

Putumayo World Music World music, including Middle Eastern

Queen of Hearts Clothing Great practice wear. Great sweaters to wear over dance clothes.

Sharif Craft Great practice wear, & some cabaret costumes

Saroyan Mastercrafts Best zills (finger cymbals)

Scheherezade Imports Hip belts, shemadans, canes, videos, CDs

Shiny, Sparkly Things Beautiful dance jewelry; located in Oregon

Tukish Emporium Bellydance hip scarves, acessories and more

Tinctoria Natually died organic clothing; great for dance practice

Wings of Ayshe Wings for dancers; best quality


Competitions for Bellydancers

Belly Dancer of the Universe February; Long Beach, CA

Belly Dancer of the Year May; Pleasant, CA

Bellydancer USA- in June; North Bend, Oregon, jareeda.com/Belly_USA.htm

La Danse Orientale - March; Tacoma, WA

Lillies of the Valley July; Portland, OR


Events for Bellydancers in Seattle & the Northwest

Mediterranean Fantasy Festival Dance, workshops and bizaar

Rakkasah Middle Eastern folk festival and bazaar

Saqra's Showcase Workshops, dance, and live music


History of Bellydance

Maqam World Arabic dance & music info and history

Dance of the Ghawazee Ghawazee dance history

Gawazee Dance in Egypt Ghawazee dance history

History of Oriental Dance Shira.net; history of bellydance

Kay Hardy Campbell Middle East specialist; Khaliji information

Everything Belly Dance History, music, essential information

Stars of Belly Dance Belly dance history by Hossam Ramzy

Stars of Bellydance Yasmina's Joy of Belly Dancing


Magazines for Bellydancers

Gilded Serpent Best bellydance magazine; credible authors

www.Jareeda.com - Jareeda Bellydance magazine

Shimmy in the Spirit of Bellydance Bellydance magazine

Zagareet Magazine for bellydancers


Media & "In the News" on Bellydancing

12 Simple Ways to Boost Your Brainpower Bill Phillips

Best Means of Avoiding Alzheimer's is Dance Health Guidance

Burn Calories with Belly Dancing Andrew Weil, M.D.

Dr. Amen's Blog How dance can keep your brain healthy

Shakin' All Over Time Magazine

Swivel Your Way to Fitness CNN


Middle Eastern, Arabic & Greek Bands and Musicians

Brothers of the Baladi Traditional Middle Eastern band based in Oregon

House of Tarab Vintage Arabic music; based in Seattle

Kamand Traditional Iranian music ensemble based in Seattle

MB Orchestra Founded in Alexandria, Egypt, currently based in Seattle

Naseem Band - Arabic Lebanese band based in Seattle

Ritim Egzotik Middle Eastern band based in Portland, OR

Takis Dotis and the Mad Greeks Greek band based in Seattle, WA


Organizations for Dancers or Mid-East Culture

Arab American National Museum Arab educational materials

Arab Center of Washington Arab community

Belly Dance Forum Salome's forum for dancers

Ethnic Heritage Council Promoting cultural traditions in the Northwest

IAMED International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance

Iranian American Community Alliance Persian community in Seattle

MECDA Middle Eastern Culture & Dance Association

Northwest Folklife Sponsors the Folklife Festival in Seattle

Seattle Folklore Society Folk & traditional arts in Seattle


Performers of Bellydance

Amala Gameela Beautiful dancer & my friend; based in Hawaii

Anna of Houston Lovely dancer and my friend; Houston, TX

Astryd Farah Beautiful dancer living Indonesia

Aszmara Dynamic dancer in NYC; Turkish style

Aziza Famous dancer, originally from the Northwest

Aziza Mor Fabulous dancer

Bellydance Superstars Touring production, produced by Miles Copeland

Bozenka Beautiful dancer; Bellydance Superstar

Evgenia Kopteva Elegant Russian dancer

Farida Fahmy Reda troupe co-founder & principal dancer 1940-60s

Faten Salama- Egyptian dance instructor in NYC

Hadia One of my former instructors, located in Canada

Hasani Bellydancer & instructor in Tacoma, WA

Helene Eriksen Traditional dances of the Balkans & Islamic Orient

Jewels My friend and talented dancer in Portland, OR

Jillina Artistic Director of Bellydance Superstars located in LA

Katrina Fabulous dancer based in Washington D.C.

Kitiera My friend & beautiful dancer; teaches her signature style, ModRom

Lunaria Dance Theatre My dance company. Based in Bothell, Wa

Leila of Cairo Famous dancer of Cairo from Seattle, WA

Maleeha One of my former instructors, based in Iowa

Mohamed Shahin Native Egyptian famous dancer

Morocco Famous dancer; author

Najia Talented dancer, instructor, and Sahra Saeeda sponsor in PA

Orit Maftsir Famous dancer, located in Israel

Ranya Ranee Fabulous dancer based in NYC

Sahra Saeeda Famous dancer in CA; my bellydance idol & mentor

Sema Yildiz Famous Turkish dancer

Sohaila Beautiful dancer in San Diego

Yasmina of Cairo Famous Egyptian dancer

Yasmina Ramzy Superb dance company; Canada

Yousry Sharif Egyptian master instructor and choreographer

Zahra Zuhair Famous dancer


Photographers for Bellydancers in/near Seattle

Chapters Photography Bothell, WA

Jackie Donnelly Seattle, WA

Julie Watts Photo Auburn, WA


Miscellaneous

Arabic Lyrics Arabic lyrics

Artist Trust Dance resources

Belly Dance Classes National list of classes

Decidio

Downtown Seattle Hotels

Explore Bothell City of Bothell, WA

My Seattle Party

Learn to Belly Dance Informational bellydance site

My Party Planner Wedding photographers and other info for weddings

NEA National Endowment of the Arts

Thumbtack See my services on Thumbtack

Web for Wedding Wedding vendors, photographers and more

YouTube Mellilah's Channel

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