Dancers - Vendors - Resources - Travel


  • Fatima Bassmah
    Fatima is the webmaster for Habiba's website, as well as a member of the Habiba Dance Ensemble.
  • Latifa
    Latifa has performed in Manhattan nightclubs and has studied with the top teachers in the United States, Egypt, and Tunisia. She is past President of the Washington Area Mid East Dance Association (WAMEDA). Her professional-level troupe, Banat al-Beled, is a favorite of audiences in the Baltimore-Washington area.
  • Katia
    Katia is a dancer, teacher, journalist, and lecturer on Middle Eastern dance, located in Boston.
  • Margo
    Margo is a professional dancer and teacher in Minneapolis.
  • Ruby Jazayre
    Ruby Jazayre, Queen of Beladi, a dynamic teacher in South Bend, Indiana.
  • Allen Street Dance Studio, Folkloric Productions
    Folkloric Productions presents dances of North Africa, the Middle East, and Brazil.
  • Dr. Mo Geddawi
    Dr. Mo Geddawi is a master teacher, performer and founder of the "Hathor Dance Troupe" of Berlin.
  • The Rising Pheonix Dancers Website
    A Florida-based dance troupe headed by Sherezzah Bint al-Waha.
  • Zanbaka Tribal Belly Dance
    Zanbaka's Seattle-based tribal belly dance troup and online bazaar.
  • Raqs Halim
    Performances and instruction by Aaminah, Zanbaka, and the dancers of Raqs Halim.
  • Deep Roots Dance
    Tribal belly dance instruction with Sharon Moore, performance, costumes and accessories, Seattle, WA.
  • Asmhan
    Bauchtanz, bellydance, danse du ventre Zurich (Switzerland).

  • Zahirah
    A Houston-based dance teacher.
  • Vendors

  • Devadasi Belly Dance -
    Excellent source of belly dance costumes and custom costumes and alterations in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Turquoise International -
    Excellent source of belly dance costumes, supplies, accessories, and finger cymbals for over 30 years.
  • Farasha & Su'ad Dance & Designs -
    Beautiful and affordable costumes and accessories, and belly dance events in New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • Sphinx Records
    A fantastic source of Arabic & Middle Eastern & Belly Dancing Music.
  • Serpentine Video
    Information about Artemis and Yasmin, who perform and teach in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area.
  • Oasis Dance Camp
    Oasis Dance Camp is the longest running residential dance camp in the United States.
  • Safticraft
    Egyptian Belly dance costumes, hip scarves, belly dancer accessories, isis wings.
  • The Little Marakesh Restaurant
    A lovely Moroccan restaurant in Dresher, PA.
  • Casablanca Restaurants
    A site for the two Casablanca restaurants in the Philadelphia area (locations on the Main Line and Bucks County).
  • Marrakesh Restaurant
    Philadelphia's award-winning Moroccan-themed restaurant.
  • Lloyd David Photography
    Dance and special event photography for the Philadelphia area and beyond.
  • Resources

  • PhillyRaqs
    A resource for dancers in the Philadelphia area, with news and links to local instructors, vendors, and restaurants.
  • Shira's Art of Middle Eastern Dance
    This incredible site has everything from dance names to translations of popular songs.
  • The Chronicles...A Belly Dancer's Oasis
    An exciting publication promoting not just the ancient art of Middle Eastern Dance, but celebrating its defining history, the exciting changes of the present and the creative dreams of the future
  • Raqs Sharqi Art of Middle Eastern Dance
    Nikki's site is another valuable resource for dancers including information on history, reviews, lyrics, instructors, vendors, and more. Geared for dancers in the UK.
  • Bellydancer's Web
    Samy Farag's site Bellydancers Web.
  • BellyDance NY
    An excellent online resource for dancers in New York, New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • ASAmed
    Information about the Associated Artists of Middle Eastern Dance and their publication, Bennu.
  • Sphinx Links
    A large page of links for various Middle Eastern dance-related resources.
  • The Seattle Source Mailing List
    Up to date information for events, classes, workshops, and venues in the Seattle area.
    The International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance- The Art of Belly Dancing. Visit our store to buy bellydancing videos, DVDs and music CDs.
  • University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoloy & Anthropology
    Information on the Museum's Outreach Lecture Programs.
  • Zaghareet's World
    Home of the Zaghareet Magazine, as well as information on Zaghareet and her dance company.
  • Travel to Egypt

  • Nibal Gouda
    Nibal is one of the foremost guides in Cairo, and there are a mamy excellent reviews of her on the internet. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and goes out of her way to take care of her guests. Her english is excellent, and she is a consummate professional. She's also a close friend of many dancers and has been an invaluable contact for my research. In addition to Cairo, she can also assist you with setting up guides in Alexandria and Luxor, and is able to set up contact with Khairiyya Mazin.