a charming and engaging performer and budding instructor, Asra is earning her place among Winnipeg's best dancers.As one of Nicola's long-term students and a founding member of Spice Road Belly Dance, Asra has been pivotal in building Winnipeg'
Manohar Performing Arts of Canada
Manohar Performing Arts Of Canada, Inc. Is a Winnipeg-based dance theatre company that integrates classical Bharatanatyam and Kathak into the contemporary Canadian dance scene. It comprises the first generation of dancers trained entirely in Canada. Manoh
and Jawaahir dance company, at the Cassandra School. Minneapolis-based Cassandra is a queen in our dance world, a true trailblazer and very gifted teacher
Saskatoon's long-standing performance troupe, directed by Elaine and Monica. They offer all levels of Egyptian technique classes and their troupe has won respect in western Canada for its presentation of authentic Egyptian choreographies. They also ho
Denise is truly a gem. Egyptian-born and trained with the Khomeyya troupe, Mdm. Enan came to Ottawa, Canada in the 70's with her husband, also a dancer. Denise no longer performs, but is a superb teacher of Egyptian dance and an amazing storehouse of
Canada's own master teacher and dancer, Hadia has established a well-deserved reputation as a true dancer's dancer. Her excellent teacher training courses are in high demand around the world. Her dancing is incredibly sublime and divinely musical.
Zamora, based in Ottawa. Producer of the Jalilah's Raks Sharqi cds, which I would take with me on a desert island, as well as dance ethnographer and performer extraordinaire.
New York-based Ranya has a series of wonderful instructional dvds including baladi, taksim and Orientale, totally worth the hype and price!Love them!Ranya is well respected by all my favourite dancers!Ranya also organizes an annual conference on theatrica
Egypt's premier dance coach, former member of Reda troupe, and organizer of the Ahlan Wa Sahlan festival each June in Cairo, Egypt. Raqia has influenced the dancing of many upper-level dancers, including Randa Kamel, Hadia and Cassandra.
Toronto-based Roula has graced Winnipeg as an instructor several times.Roula's alternative and innovative teaching method of Seven Waves offers a full-body approach to feeling dance, and her zills instruction is superb.
Sahra Saeeda Kent
The lovely, talented, and gracious Sahra isteacher who shows a unique talent for explaining the more esoteric aspects of Egyptian dance and its sub-styles.Her Journey Through Egypt courses help document and explain the regional and historical variations o
Popular as ever, St. Louis' one-stop online shop and warehouse for almost everything bellydance. Good prices on music and video, hipscarves, zills, and more.I do not recommend their custom options for costumes, and make sure you triple-check measureme
Horus and Isis Company
My favourite place for ordering accessories, props, costume separates, beaded fringe, and more!Kamal has great prices and great customer service.
A super helpful site where you can buy sheet music, cds, mp3s, dvds, and more. The bellydance dvds are not the greatest, but you can buy Arabic language movies and mp3s by theme (e.g. wedding music).
Shibori Borealis Veils
Dar's hand-painted, totally unique silk veils are worth every penny! Dance with the divine in one of her off the rack or completely custom designs.Silks are a lovely feel and weight and are not flimsy as many are.