to my Middle Eastern Dance (also known as belly dance, danse orientale, danse du ventre, raqs al-sharqi, beledi) site. My intention is to provide a general international resource guide which includes: dancer and musician directories; lists of vendors (including mail-order and online companies); information about and reviews of relevant magazines, books, music and videos; cultural links and many FAQ's (answers to Frequently Asked Questions); a Middle Eastern name guide; and a calendar of upcoming events. Though I am based in the US and many of the listings are also US-based, the intention is to be as international in scope as possible. There is a good bit of international networking and international travel by dancers; it is often useful to be able to locate vendors, teachers and upcoming performances in countries, let alone states or provinces, outside one's own.
This icon, scattered throughout these pages, indicates a link to a FAQ (Frequently Asked Question list) or an informative article.
Caveats and disclaimers: listings are as complete and accurate as the sources I got them from and don't imply an endorsement, though if I know anything about the listing I will add my opinion. Corrections and additions are most welcome, and they or any other inquiries or comments should be directed to (under transition)
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Last Modified: 15 Aug 1998