Helpful Links and Reading:
Dancers Checklist – Almost everything you could possibly need pre-performance!
Shira.net - Your one stop shop for all things belly dance!
Tribal Belly Dance.Org –- One stop resource shopping for articles, links, etc. on Tribal Belly Dance
Music, Books, DVD's:
Amazon.com - a list of recommended Books, DVD's and Music that I have put together for my students.
Kara Nomadica –- Fabulous Local Middle Eastern Band
Zel Hayal – ElecTribal Tribal Fusion Music, here in Colorado (and Zel is also a beautiful dancer!)
The Tribal Bible –- I believe that it is now out of print, but if you can find it, it's a great book!
Kult of Athena – This is the place that sells the scimitars that we dance with
Saroyan – My favorite vendor for zils. I love the company and the quality of their product!
D.I.Y. Costuming Links:
B.A. Star – High performance dance make-up and glitter
Eye Candy – Another great place for giltter!
M.A.C. – A little more spendy for make-up but the quality and color varieties!
Medusa Make-up – Cruelty free and amazing colors!
Sephora – One stop shopping for a ton of great brands
Grassroots Beadery - Chris makes beautiful jewels and dance clothing!
Gypsy Beads – Local Denver artisan who makes beautiful sparklies in a wide range of products!
Magic Carpet Dance Arts – Cynthia makes quality
Silk Road Tribal – Tons of jewelry, textiles, and DIY components from the lovely Katherine!
Tawapa – Beautiful and well made organic jewelry
Tribal Souk – New Mexico based store that has a stunning selection of antique Indian silver amongst other vintage jewelry, and the owners Flo and Duane rock!
Ashner by Elizabeth- Comfortable, fashionable, and affordable performance and practice wear.
FCBD® – Home of the mother ship where you can get a wide variety of tribal goodies!
FoolProof – Unique pieces from a unique lady!
Fluevog – Stylish and comfortable! What more in a shoe could you ask for?
Unicorn Belly Dance – Local Denver dancer and vendor that sells all types of belly dance goods!
Julia DiVerdi Designs – My dance partner and her funky and sassy original tribal designs.
Kathleen Crowley – Vintage styled and lovely!
Melodia Designs – Creator of the original flared dance pant!
Rosehips – Unique, comfortable, and versatile hip wear by Rose! She kicks ass!
SnakeChurch – Delicious skirts and luscious designs!
Tribe Nawaar – Jennifer is your one stop shopping for all things tribal in the Denver/Boulder area!
Wild Card – Great belts, bags, wallets and more!
Colorado Belly Dance – Local Yahoo Group
Colorado Belly Dance Calendar – A place to check out all of the upcoming events in Colorado
Denver Belly Dance – Local Yahoo Group
Ethnic Rhythms – Local Yahoo Group
Shimmy America! - a locally started website that has dancers, classes, and events for ALL styles of belly dance for the US and Canada!
Cues and Tattoos – Improv based Tribal Festival held in April in Seattle
Dance From Within - an annual yoga and belly dance retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California in June of every year
Elevation – Colorado's own Tribal Festival held in Golden, CO
Jamballah NW - A wild weekend of Belly Dance and Fusion in Portland, OR
TribalCon- Tribal Festival held in Atlanta, GA. Hosted by Z'iah and Awalim
Tribal Fest –- *THE* Tribal Belly Dance Festival! Held in beautiful Northern California in May of every year. An amazing amount of instructors, performances and vending!
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners - H. David Coulter
Hatha Yoga Pradipika - Swami Muktibodhananda
Journey Into Power – Baron Baptiste
Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga - B. K. S. Iyengar
Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga - Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison
Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic – Darren Main
Joanna Ashleigh - Vespertina Guest Artist and wonderful dancer!
Bravo Belly Dance - Tribal Sistahs to the South!
Julia DiVerdi - Belly Dance and Burlesque in Fort Collins
Mizmar Madness - Colorado Springs Lovelies
Orchid Mei – Local Burlesque star and worldwide sensation
Phelyx – Illusionist extraordinaire!
Phoenix - friend and fellow dancer (and Southerner!)
Sadie and Kaya - dynamic dance duo in Denver
Suzanna DelVecchio - amazing instructor and dancer
Tribe Nawaar - Improv dance company in Boulder, led by the wonderful Jennifer Secrist-Goran!
Zaheerah - Eqyptian Belly Dance in Denver
Ashley Lopez – My Mentor and Friend and beyond spectacular dancer and performer :)
Colleena – goddess.
Devyani- Megha, my first tribal dance teacher.
Elise Morris – Graceful, fluid, beautiful.
FatChanceBellyDance - the mother ship.
Gypsy Fire!! - Most favouritest Tribal Improv Sisters!!
John Compton and Hahbi’Ru - I will travel far and wide to learn from him! R.I.P.
Kami Liddle - Luscious movement and all around sweetie
Mardi Love - Mad Mad love for this dancer and her talent!
Rachel Brice - The one, the only.
Unmata - tough love belly dance
Urban Tribal - Heather is such an inspiration
Zoe Jakes - Friend and Powerhouse.
Theresa Zordan - I don't let anyone else touch me. She's magic!
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