Dance

Costume

Community

Class Docs

Yoga

Links

Dance History:

FatChanceBellyDance® –- an article about the ATS® style and history(The Mothership!!).

Tribal Belly Dance.Organ article by Sharon Moore detailing the different styles of Tribal Belly Dance

JoyFull Dance –- An article about the origins and history of Belly Dance

 

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.

 

Other Music:

Aisha Ali

Beats Antique

Gypsy Caravan

Hamsa el Din

Sirocco

Tim Rayborn

Kara Nomadica –- Fabulous Local Middle Eastern Band

Zel Hayal – ElecTribal Tribal Fusion Music, here in Colorado (and Zel is also a beautiful dancer!)

 

Other Books:

The Tribal Bible –- I believe that it is now out of print, but if you can find it, it's a great book!

 

Props:

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:

Choli

Coin Bra

Pantaloons

Skirt

Tassels

 

Make-up:

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

 

Jewelry:

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!

 

Costuming:

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!

Community/Networking:

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!

 

Dance Festivals:

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!

 

Fundamentals/Basics:

Fundamentals Class Moves

Basic Zil Patterns and Instruction

 

Tribal Shake and Bake:

Shake and Bake Class Moves

Tribal Formations

 

Drills and Conditioning:

15 Point Isolation Exercise

 

Advanced/Performance Troupe:

Audition Procedures

Troupe Expectations

Advanced Class Moves

Local Dancers/Websites:

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

 

Inspiration:

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.

 

Body Work:

Theresa Zordan - I don't let anyone else touch me. She's magic!

 

Causes Near and Dear to My Heart:

Bat Conservation International

Bat World Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary

MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue