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This page provides links to some of Amara's favorite Middle Eastern Dance sites for dancers, costume retailers, organizations, and more.

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Amara Belly DanceInformation Sites

* The Art of Middle Eastern Dance by Shira - One of the best comprehensive sites on Middle Eastern Dance.

* ASAMED - Associated Artists of Middle Eastern Dance.

* BD-TV - Belly Dance Television - A video news magazine on DVD - full of stories, spotlights on famous dancers, Rising Stars, and coverage of events. Amara and EEMED are featured in their first volume.

* Belly Dance - A Middle Eastern dance magazine.

* Bhuz - Get lists of events, dancers, instructors, learn about Middle Eastern culture, and discuss related issues and promotion of the dance.

* The Chronicles - A Middle Eastern Dance Magazine.

* Dance, Yoga, and Self-Discovery - Has an article referencing Amara's work.

* The Gilded Serpent Magazine - An on-line Middle Eastern Dance Magazine.

* The Gothic Belly Dance Resource

* International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (IAMED) - Promotes Middle Eastern dance through workshops, shows, awards, and videos.

* Jareeda Magazine - An international Middle Eastern Dance Magazine that is owned and edited by Mezdulene.

* Belly Dance Home Page - One of the best comprehensive sites on Middle Eastern & Belly Dance.

* Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive - An annual bellydance workshop and performance.

* LARaqs - The mecca of Los Angeles Belly Dance. Events, workshops, vendors, dancer sites, teachers, and a gallery of local dancers.

* Middle Eastern Dance - A really informative site which has various listings and articles

* Middle Eastern Dance Resource Guide - One of the best comprehensive sites on Middle Eastern Dance.

* Nadiyahs.com - Articles.

* Oriental Dancer - Discussion boards, teacher listings, events, lyrics.

* Oriental Dance TV - Streaming videos and videos for sale.

* The Pink Gypsy - Belly Dance contacts for Southern California.

* RAKKASAH - The largest belly dance festival in the United States.

* Raqs with Kashmir - Has some helpful information, lyrics, etc.

* Spiritdancer.co.uk - Definitions of dance styles and musical instruments .

* Yasmina's Joy of Belly Dancing - Links, teacher listings, reviews.

* Zaghareet! Magazine - A Middle Eastern Dance Magazine.

Dancers

* Adry Svaraka - Teacher and Dancer.

* Ariellah - Teacher and Dancer in in Oakland, CA. Featured in EEMED.

* Afra al Kahira - Dancer in the UK.

* Alexandra King - Teacher, Dancer, and Director of University of Southern California Santa Barbara (UCSB) MiddleAmara Belly Dance Eastern Dance Ensemble, Seher.

* Amara Al Amir - Teacher and Dancer in New York.

* Anaheed - Teacher and Dancer in Los Angeles. Director of Perfumes of Araby and producer of the poplular Cabaret Beledy belly dance shows and Swap Meet. Featured in EEMED.

* Ansuya - Teacher and Dancer in Miami, Florida.

* Belly Dancing with Delilah - Teacher and Dancer in Seattle. Her site has wonderful articles and merchandise.

* Carolyn Krueger - Teacher and Dancer in Los Angeles. Director of Gulistan Dance Theater. Featured in EEMED.

* Cecilia and Full Tilt Boggie LLC - Dancer and Film maker in Ohio. Featured in EEMED.

* Cera Teacher and dance in San Francisco. Director of Damage Control Dance Theater. Featured in EEMED.

* Darshan - Teacher and Dancer in New York.

* Desert Moon Dance Academy - Located in Missouri.

* Desert Sin - A unique group performing a variety of styles, traditional to experimental, in Los Angeles. Featured in EEMED.

* Djahari - Dancer in New York. Director of Desert Sin. Featured in EEMED.

* Elayssa - Dancer in the Los Angeles area. Director of Elysium. Featured in EEMED.

* Elysium Dance Theatre - Dance company in Los Angeles. Directed by Elayssa. Featured in EEMED.

* Farfesha Belly Dance - Troupe Farfesha located in Albuquerque, NM, offers classes, belly dance costumes, reviews, articles, and more.

* Farhana - Teacher and Dancer in Los Angeles. Produces a showcase at Moun of Tunis.

* Fahtiem - Teacher and Dancer in Los Angeles. Director of The Sultan's Delites and producer of Oasis Dance Magic belly dance event.

* FatChanceBellyDance - San Francisco dance company.

* Flowers of the Desert - Los Angeles dance company.

* Frédérique & Belly Groove - Teacher and Dancer in San Francisco Bay Area.

* Freya - Dancer in Los Angeles. Featured in EEMED.

* Gulistan Dance Theater - Dance company in Los Angeles. Directed by Carolyn Krueger. Featured in EEMED.

* Habi 'Ru - San Francisco Bay Area dance company.

* Halemida - Teacher and Dancer in Tallahassee, FL. Director of Troupe Arabesque.

* Helene Eriksen - Teacher, dancer, and researcher in Germany.

* Jalilah Dance in the LA area. A member of Ya Helewa! Featured in EEMED.

* Jenivieve and X-magicaFeatured in EEMED.

* Jessica - Dancer in Santa Barbara.

* Jheri St. James - Teacher and Dancer in Laguna Beach, CA. Director of JJ and the Habibis. Featured in EEMED.

* Jillina - Teacher and Dancer in Los Angeles. Director of Jillina and the Sahlala Dancers.

* Judeen - Teacher and Dancer in central California. Director of Troupe Nepenthe.

* Kashmir - Teacher and Dancer in New Zealand.

* Lesa - Teacher and Dancer in Santa Barbara.

* Louchia - Teacher and Dancer in Los Angeles.

* Marguerite - Teacher and Dancer in Los Angeles. Featured in EEMED.

* Melissa - Teacher and Dancer in Los Angeles. Featured in EEMED.

* Marula - Teacher and Dancer in San Diego. Featured in EEMED.

* Meryem Vani - Dancer in Los Angeles. Featured in EEMED.

* Monica Ramos - Teacher and Dancer in Los Angeles. Featured in EEMED.

* Morocco - Teacher, Dancer and Researcher in New York.

* Natasya Katsikaris - Teacher and Dancer in the Ventura County, CA.

* Nazeem Allayl Belly Dance Studio - Belly Dancing in Atlanta.

* Nella Dancer in Los Angeles. A member of Ya Helewa! Featured in EEMED.

* Oriental Fantasy - Beata & Horacio Cifuentes in Germany.

* Paulina - Teacher and Dancer in the Ventura County, CA.

* Pars National Ballet Company - A Persian Ballet Dance Company in Los Angeles.

* Perfumes of Araby Dance company in Los Angeles. Directed by Anaheed. Featured in EEMED.

* Sayaka - Dancer in Los Angeles. Featured in EEMED.

* Sherri - Teacher and Dance in Los Angeles. Featured in EEMED.

* Simona - Dance in Israel.

* Sina - Dancer in Los Angeles. Featured in EEMED.

* Suhaila Salimpour - Teacher and Dancer in San Francisco.

* Suspira - Orlando Bellydance.

* Tamra-henna - Teacher and Dancer in Los Angeles..

* Tatianna - Dancer in Los Angeles. A member of Ya Helewa! Featured in EEMED.

* Tempest - Teacher and Dancer in Rhode Island.

* Ya Helewa! - Dance comapny in Los Angeles. Directed by Amara. Featured in EEMED.

* Zahra Zuhair - Teacher and Dancer in Los Angeles. Producer of Po Na Na.

Vendors

* Aliah's Closet

* Artemis Imports

* Belly Dance Store - Instructional, performance and fitness DVD's/videos as well as CD's and other Belly dance assortments.

* Cost Less Costumes

* Saroyan Mastercrafts

* Turquoise International

Music

* Caltex Records - Persian Music

* Sirocco - Lovely music group

* Radio Saw

* Radio Live 365 - A number of stations including one called Arabix.

Multimedia

* Joseph Of Windows to the Sky - Sound Engineer

* Leora Saul - Photographer

* Chris Laudermilk - Photographer

* Herb Kissling - Photographer

* Michael Baxter - Photographer

* Ray Santana - Photographer

* Roxalot Entertainment - T he creators of this site; video production & design services for EEMED shows.

* Yvonne Kleinman - Photographer

Misc. Sites

* At-LA.com - Full of general information about Los Angeles.

* DanceSpots Network - An on-line dance directory with teacher and performance listings.



Photography by Herb Kissling