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'
Bolero Dance Theatre
Directed by Pedro Aurelio. BDT is a Winnipeg-based dance company committed to the artistry, beauty, and drama of Spanish dance. The company's repertoire ranges from dances featuring the passion of flamenco and spirit of folkdance to the grace of Escue
Invoke the Goddess
lovely and unique designs created for you by a dancer. Sameerah can work with your ideas or create something one-of-a-kind. Sameerah's designs are in demand internationally and are known for their figure-flattering shapes and attention to detail.
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
Rising Star School of Performing Arts
Allison Banman's award-winning and long-established studio offers adult and children's classes in a supportive atmosphere, with all the amenities. Tap, jazz, ballet, Latin, hip hop, break dance, modern, Irish, highland, and of course, belly dance
Saramaga Middle Eastern Dance Costumes
Saramaga Middle Eastern Dance Costumes and Accessories, the belly dance costume site. Cheryllynn Saramaga-Martai's site offers Egyptian, Turkish and Asian imports for dance as well as groovy collectibles.
Claire Marchand's school and company, known for powerful stage presentations and collaborations with local and visiting artists.
dynamic local teacher and performer, whose class content and techniques are compatible with Nicola's.
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Jamilee Abir is a Calgary-based teacher, performer and vendor of belly dance supplies. Always bubbly and a very entertaining dancer.
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.
Ottawa-area teacher and performer and colleague of Denise Enan.
Lapis Productions (Sarita)
the super-sexy Vancouver dancer, formerly of the Portland / Seattle scene, has been a pillar of the west-coast dance community. She regularly performs and has a studio offering all levels of classes.
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.
King of the Nile
Soooooooo nice hipscarves, each handmade and unique, even their "seconds" are nicer than most anything out there on the market.Occasional eBay auctions help you save, but you can also order in your size and colour choices from the current stock.
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.