The Worldwide Dance Network
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In general, regional pages tend to focus on artists and events
in a specific geographic area. They're particularly great if
you're planning to live in or visit a certain area and you'd
like to know what local belly dance resources are available to
enjoy while you're there.
Site. Features dancers, events, and vendors in Switzerland.
- Belly Dance Scotland. Classes, events, shopping.
- Orientalsk Dans. Although a small amount
of this site has been translated into German and English, the
best material is available only in Norwegian. Includes online
instructions and patterns for making many costume items, a photo
gallery of Norwegian dancers, an events calendar for Norway,
- Wiggle. Belly dance events in the United
Kingdom, with focus on Yorkshire and Lancashire area. Look under
"About The Dance" in the top left corner for assorted
- Seven Veils: A UK Belly Dance Web Site. Lists
teachers and performers in the UK. Also includes instructions
on making costume bras and circle skirts.
Focus on Germany. The site is primarily in German, with part
of its content translated to English.
Pilkington. Includes a list of belly dance teachers in the
- Wendy. Lists dancers throughout South Africa.
- Adarah. The site's
primary purpose is to promote Adarah's activities, but it also
includes information on Middle Eastern dance teachers, events,
and restaurants in the Tokyo area.
& Amani. Osaka, Japan.
There were so many home pages dedicated to the California
dance scene that I broke it out as a separate category. I'll
do the same for other states in the future if I get enough sites
for them to make it worthwhile.
Parts Of The U.S. Other Than California
Dance Florida. Includes teachers, vendors, events, and places.
Dance In New Mexico. Lists teachers, vendors, and a calendar
of events. Also instructions on how to make tassels.
Dance with Nisaa. Teachers and vendors in the area of St.
- Hasani's Online
Hotline. Lists events throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Middle Eastern Performing Arts. Events and dancers in the
state of Maryland.
- Middle Eastern
Dance In New England. Focus on the general New England area.
Belly Dance Happenings. Teachers and events throughout the
Midwestern U.S.: Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and more.
Includes a swap page, list of teachers and performers, places
to see belly dance, and events.
Cook-McCoy. Events in the Ohio River valley area (Ohio, Kentucky,
Virginia Middle Eastern Dance Association. Lists events and
dancers in southwestern Virginia.
- Utah Raks. Lists events,
teachers, performers, vendors, and musicians in Utah.
DC Area. Covers the dance scene in the Washington, DC metropolitan
Published by Isis and the Star Dancers in the U.S.
Published by Mezdulene in Oregon in the U.S.
Palace. Australian magazine published by Amera's Palace.
Magazine. This publication focuses on ethnic dance at large,
not just belly dance but also samba, tango, flamenco, and others.
Published in the U.S. by Sharina.
Featuring Orienta, the dance festival in Frankfurt am Main.
The web site for Lion Of Babylon, sponsor of the Bellyjam festival
in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Voice Of Arabia radio program.
Dance Festival. Everything you want to know about this annual
event sponsored by Dunia in San Jose, California.
- Golden Veil Productions. Sponsors a variety
of Middle Eastern dance seminars and shows in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Hasani's Hafla.
Schedule for the next hafla and instructions on how to sign up
Dance Camp. All the details on the family of dance camps:
location, price, workshop instructors, how to register, etc.
Of The West. Annual belly dancing competition sponsored by
Two Old Bags in Reno, Nevada. Includes a comedy category! Also
features vendors and workshops.
Directories of Dancers
These sites contain directories listing belly dance teachers
and performers. Some also include vendors and musicians.
These directories are no longer being updated, but are included in case they help someone track down a long-lost friend:
Link-Focused Web Sites
If my own list of web links is not enough to satisfy your
insatiable appetite for surfing sites on the Web relevant to
belly dancing, then here are some sites whose primary focus is
offering links to a large number of web pages on belly dancing!
Links! Large number of links related to belly dancing, Middle
Eastern names, and more. Also an article explaining that a belly
dancer's sword is counted as a weapon under Texas law.
- Dans.pagina.nl. Lots of links on dance of all kinds, not just Middle Eastern
Search. This is a search engine dedicated to sites that have
something to do with Egypt.
- Henry's Hotlist. It lists web sites related
to all kinds of dance. This link goes straight to the Oriental
Rei. A large number of links, organized by category.
Swan Dance Directory. This online directory features hotlinks
to hundreds of sites about dance of all types, including about
a dozen links for belly dancing.
The links in this category point to the web sites of other
people whose web sites are not related to belly dancing, but
they invited me to swap links with them. Will any of them appeal
to you? I don't know, but if you'd like to do a little web surfing,
maybe you'll find something you like!
- Diet Riot! A weight loss program for people who want a healthy balanced
diet they can live with long term.
Ballroom Shoes. Sells shoes for ballroom dance.
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