Resources

Middle Eastern Dance Links

This section of my website contains links to a wealth of belly dance resource material available on the world wide web. Some pages listed here are my own, most are links to others. Some are truly world-wide.

Please remember that Middle Eastern dance does not take place on the internet. It takes place wherever you are watching dance, or dancing yourself. On stage, in a restaurant or nightclub, or at home among close friends; this is the essence of dance. I hope these links help you on your journey to that special place.

Music, Books, Videos
Shahina’s bookstore My favorite dance CDs, DVDs and books
Shahina’s Om Kalsoum page
ARC Music Recordings from the Middle East and around the world
Belly Dancing Instructional Videos

Costumes
IndiasCraft Tribal & Ancient Indian Arts
Dawn Devine Brown  Costume making books
Cairo Couture  Costume boutique in San Francisco

Silk Resources
Shahina’s silks page
Nahari Silk Veils

Henna Resources
Shahina’s Henna Page
The Henna Page
Henna Books

Drumming Links
Shahina’s Hossam Ramzy page
Shahina’s Drumming page

Middle Eastern Dance News & Events
Madam Mozuna’s Caravanserai
Midwest Bellydance Happenings
Bhuz.com An on-line dance community
Shahina’s Belly Dance In The News

Middle Eastern Dance Resources
Cassandra’s Middle Eastern Dance
Shahina’s Dancer and Instructor Directory
An excellent list of belly dance writings from a scholarly viewpoint.
The Magic of Oriental Dance

Magazines
Zaghareet An American belly dance magazine
The Gilded Serpent An on-line magazine
Belly Dancer Magazine by Zania Hart
Jareeda Magazine

Middle Eastern Culture
Arab American National Museum in Dearborn Michigan
The Egyptian Castle includes classic belly dance video clips

Non-Dance Links
Shahina’s miscellaneous links, etcetera area

Belly Laughs
Shahina’s Belly Laughs page Humor for belly dancers
Shahina’s Hamster Dance page The original internet dance site.
Belly Dance Limericks Poetry strictly for the light-hearted.