Glendale Community College Fall 2014 Class Choreography Song & Video
Resources for the Semester
See my calendar in Workshops & Performances for local events I will be attending.
Here are websites that have calendars of local events in Arizona you can attend.
Shimmy Bliss Arizona Calendar - Calendar and website with great information by Yasmina.
Arizona's MECDA Chapter - Check out the Calendar and Upcoming Events for AZ happenings.
Plaza De Anaya Studio - Bellydance based Studio in Tempe that has many community events.
Local Venues To See Bellydance
Local Arizona venues to see bellydance, call for days and performance times.
Short List of Recommendations for Music
Saad al Soghayar
Classical & Oriental
Masters of Bellydance Vol 1 - Great CD full of classic songs and great verions.
10 Songs Every Dancer Should Know - Compilation CD that "every dancer should know" ;)
Cairo Nights Vol. 1 - newly released with good versions of classic songs and some new versions of pop songs
Bangin' Bellybeats - This is a techno version of some popular classical songs as well as some general techno bellydance beats.
Beats Antique - Extremely popular within the fusion bellydance community.
Mixed - Compilations
Bellydance Superstars- they have many compilation albums, which have a good variety of everything. I recommend specifically 1, 2, 3 & 5 for beginnings looking to get new music, they offer a lot of fusion cds as well as some Shaabi options.
Shem's Recommendations - A very well thought out and written recommendations for websites and cd's you might be interested in.
Good Websites For Bellydance Music
Hollywood Music Center - Good for traditional and modern bellydance music, some fusion and folkore as well as arab pop artists.
Maqam - Good for Arab pop artists, traditional & folkloric music and some popular modern belly dance music.
Rachid - Good for Arab pop artists, some bellydance releases, and traditional Arab music and movies not necessarily for bellydance. No fusion.
Dahlal - All bellydance related music, some arabic pop, mostly oriental bellydance, not fusion.
Bellydance.com - Carries a lot of popular modern bellydance and fusion.
CD Baby - Type in bellydance, belly dance, middle eastern music, or tribal and you'll get some different options.
Costuming & Supplies
Local Phoenix Stores
Plaza De Anaya - Tempe (they have Zills and Veils)
SAS Fabric - Tempe, Glendale & Phoenix, they are a wide array of inexpensive fabric and supplies that you can make costumes and veils out of.
**Simple, cheap hip scarves can be found at many different locations around the valley in malls or at SAS Fabric**
Bellydance Shoppe - online but also based in Phoenix, you might be able to go pick things up
Anaya Tribal - online but also sold locally at Plaza De Anaya
Rukshana Raks - professional costuming design, alterations and cleaning, also sold locally at Plaza De Anaya
Akai Silks - high quality, hand dyed veils
Fairy Cove - great quality, hand dyed veils that you can custom order as well as other silk props such as wings and fan veils
Bellydance.com Veil Selection - they offer a wide selection of lesser expensive veils, but be careful about which ones you buy because many are not specifically suitable for bellydance veil work.
Saroyan Zills - The highest quality and selection of zills available
Turquoise International - Some variety in zills and recommended by dancers.