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LINKS

Here are useful links to other dancers, dance events, costume and accessory suppliers and much more. If you would like to be added to the links page, just email your details to webmaster[at]majmadance.co.uk with your URL, a sentence about who and what you are and where we can find the reciprocal link.

Events


Tribe of Doris is a many cultured arts collective that has been running for fourteen years. We use the arts of music, dance, song and ceremony to bring people together.

Raqs Britania A 3-day event in the summer, check here for more details and information about their forthcoming gigs.

FANTASIA – regular events with a wonderful selection of experienced and inspirational teachers.

The Farha Tour - Normally in July, check here for forthcoming events. Farha - A festival with live music, workshops and shows in Newcastle.

Bodies & Beats - An exciting blend of performances, workshops and hafla with world renowned teachers and performers usually runs early September.

Planet Egypt - London's Oriental dance community networking and hosting regular events with a national and international profile: Dancers, Singers and Musicians.

 

Associations and Networks

Mosaic Dance Network Mosaic Arabic Dance Network UK was founded in 1993 by a group of dancers who wished to raise the profile of Arabic Dance. From its humble beginnings it has grown to become the largest Arabic Dance association in the UK.

Taqasim is a magazine for people interested in Middle Eastern Dance, Music and Culture. Now in its 15th year, Taqasim is the UK's oldest magazine serving the Middle Eastern dance community.

Bellywobble is owned and run by dance teacher Rosie Mockler. Rosie's ethos is belly dancing is for everyone.

Belly Babes – A great site if you are learning to belly dance and have begun to find it's taking over your life, we hope you will find this website helpful with your addiction!

Learn To Bellydance – stacks of information about bellydancing and styles.

Planet Egypt – is a consortium of experienced teachers and acclaimed
performers, founded in 2003 to promote Oriental dance and music in London.

Wiggle - Information about classes, workshops and events throughout the UK.

DanceWeb is a dance news portal and directory, for all UK dancers & dance styles.

NADA – Northern Arabic Dance Association is a community for dancers in the North of England and Scotland.

Arabian Experience – A collective based in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

Raqs Sharqi Society – An international network of teachers and performers who promote this distinctive Egyptian dance.

Belly Dance Southwest – a dance resource site that informs you about regular classes, workshops, events and more held by Siouxsie Cooper. Siouxsie is a well respected professional dancer whose work spans teaching, performing, advocacy of Middle East Belly Dance in the UK.

 

Dancers and Troupes

Raheesha – Director of the Desert Divas dance group and acclaimed dancer and teacher.

Desert Divas – Somerset based bellydance group who perform at festivals, music events and private bookings.

Ultra Gypsy – Out of the San Francisco Bay Area, this is an innovative dance theatre company founded in 1996 by visionary dancer and choreographer Jill Parker.

Ava Fleming – Winner of The Belly Dancer of The Universe 2004, teacher and performer.

Bellydance Superstars Well known dancer troupe with a show in Blackpool.

Egyptian Nights – Enter the exciting world of Egyptian Belly Dance – performances, classes, hen nights, Egyptian souk and everything for your Egyptian Nights experience.

Jacqueline Chapman is a leading professional belly dancer, choreographer and teacher.

Afra Al Kahira - International teacher and performer Afra al Kahira has been an oriental dancer for more than 25 years and is one of the longest established teachers in the UK.

Eva Green - A naturally talented dancer, Eva brings a passionate and impeccable interpretation of Middle Eastern music to her bellydance performing and teaching.

JWAAD – The Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance. Josephine is a professional dancer and teacher and is an expert in Arabic Dance.

Farida Dance is based near Newcastle and encompasses most things to do with Egyptian dance, from classes to supplies and shows!

Kismet Bellydance – A site with classes, events to attend and lots of lovely goods to buy.

Jacqueline Jamal is an outstanding teacher and performer of Arab Dance.

Katie Holland – in high demand as a performer and teacher, Katie also organised Bodies & Beats event.

Mia Serra Mia is a master teacher, choreographer and belly dance performer.

Pedralta Dance – A UK-based site for Tribal belly dance and Middle Eastern Dance, with articles and information on dance, fitness, health and travel.

Professional Bellydance UK – Technique Workshops in Egyptian Dance with Kharis.

Sema Yildiz is a Turkish bellydancer and teacher who tours and teaches internationally.

Sara Shrapnell and Mersin – based in north Hants%2fBerkshire, Sara runs classes and quarterly events with exciting guest dancers.

Zafirah Zahwah provides a colourful feast of Arabic entertainment, whatever the occasion.

 

Suppliers

Aladdin's Cave Top quality belly dance costume supply, belly dance music & accessories.

EveryThingEgypian is a shop in Bristol, selling Bellydance and Egyptian goods, bellydance holidays and Egyptian buffet catering.

Jupiterandsuns - Indian furnishings and decor, belly dance fashion and accessories, supplied directly to your door.

Makeup4Dancers A full range of Splash and Stargazer products including eye glitter, eye sparkles, liquid eyeliner, lip gloss, false eyelashes and much more. Online orders are welcome.

Shira is an Iowa based bellydancer who has a site packed with information and she sells supplies too.

Turkish Emporium - Sells belly dance costumes, hip scarves & accessories.

Forbidden Fruits Bazaar - Great selection of coin belts and hip scarves.

Turkish Emporium - Costumes, music, videos and accessories.

 

Music

Chas Whitaker - Information about Chas, his band, as well as the Arabic drums and self instructional material, workshops and teaching. Also information on other teachers of Arabic, North African and Middle Eastern percussion in the UK and how to contact them.

Hossam Ramzy - Famous Egyptian musician, composer and producer.

 

Other

Turkish Bellydance World offers holidays and package tours to Turkey with dance instruction.

Dancing in the UK A dance magazine covering all dance styles with reviews, previews, interviews plus a free events/workshops listing section. Signup for the online digital magazine via our website.

Belly Dance The World - Belly dancing has entranced audiences around the world for centuries. Despite its name, belly dancing draws on full body movement from head to toe ? not just the belly!

Ann Cook Photos - Check Anne's site for pictures of previous Majma events.

Farida Adventures - Fabulous belly dance Holidays to Egypt and Turkey plus new this year, a belly bance holiday on the beautiful Greek island of Hydra.

The Fairy Grotto - paintings and cards of fairies.

 

 

 
 
         
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