LINKS (open a new page)
The Art of Middle Eastern Dance: Shira's big something-for-everyone site. Directories, historical info, dance techniques, performance tips.
Seattle Source for Middle Eastern Dance: Tina Sargent's guide to events and resources in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound area.
Middle East Arts Association: From British Columbia, info & links of the Pacific Northwest. Reviews of my costume books.
Belly Dancing with Delilah: Articles, movies, sound bites, photo galleries, calendar of events, instructional materials, and information devoted to bellydance. Even bellydance during pregnancy!
Learn-to-belly-dance.com: Questions and answers, advice, dance history timeline, online classifieds.
Gilded Serpent.com: E-zine with many articles, directories and links. Reviews of my costume books.
Bhuz.com: Bellydance site with international info and terrific discussion boards.
Yasmina's Joy of Bellydancing Pages: Art, dancer's bios, lots of links and resources.
Dancing Goddess Dance Trips: Belly Dance trips to Morocco, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, and Spain
The Costume Page: Hundreds more historical and ethnic costume links.
Ottoman Traders' Guild:
Fabric Depot: A wonderful selection of decorative costume fabrics and notions, including MESH in every color. Ask for a sample pack.
Display and Costume: Seattle. Inexpensive fabrics, trims, jewels, sequins, coin jewelry, headpieces, snake armbands, bindis, tiaras, wigs. Not everything is pictured; inquire.
Shipwreck Beads: Olympia. Largest selection anywhere. Bugle beads by the skein, crystal beads, and unusual varieties.
Bead Studio: Amazing selection of beads and embellishments. Free online projects and monthly newsletter.
Goddess in the Belly: offers unusual handmade designer bead fringe, as well as Navel Gazing Bellydance magazine tidbits, wordsearch puzzles, bellydancer drawings, and more.
The Rhinestone Guy: Beautiful stones in every color and affixing tools, plus good advice. Ask for a sample package.
Shisha Mirrors: Indian mirrors to be affixed to a garment. All sizes and shapes.
Nature's Gems: Bellydance costume supplies, includingjewels, mirrors, a large variety of chains and chain tassels.
Saroyan: High quality coins, zills, and swords.
Costless Costumes: They don't (cost less), but they do carry some lovely items.
Turkish Emporium: Affordable, attractive costume items
Zora's Personal Seamstress: Skirts, tops, pants and other essentials, offered with a personal touch
Sugar Petals: Body stockings, midriff tops, ornamental trims, and accessories. Ask for catalog.
Theora's Boutique: Cholis, veils, circle skirts, and dresses in silk and velvet. Tassel Belts and covered bras & belts.
Dharma Trading Company: Silk and other fabric at rock bottom prices, plus dying supplies.