Links




Here you will find several links of interest to Belly Dancers

Belly Dance Wear

Please find below links to online Belly Dance shops, you could also try Ebay, local markets, charity shops etc or even make your own costume

The best Belly Dance Costume Tutorials for making your own costume

Shira - Again if you fancy making your own costume, this site gives instruction in how to do this, as well as many other tips and hints for your new found hobby!
 
Belly Bazaar - Belly Dance items for the Belly Dancer
 
Turkish Emporium - Everything for Belly Dance
 
Best4ybest - an Ebay shop that a lot of students use, it is very reasonable
 
The Range -  in Harlow, Beautiful organza, voile and silk material sold by the metre, around £1.60 per metre, perfect for veils and even skirts!
 
Dancers World - these are a few pounds more than some of the ebay shops, but come highly recomended by the Belly Belles Students as being reliable, good quality and in the UK!
 
Miss Zehra Desisgn - If you fancy something a little different, than this designer is for you, Samirah has a couple of Zehra design costumes, and recommends this designer for quality and price.

Below are Links that Samirah feels you may find helpful in your new journey to Belly Dance heaven....
World of Bellydance - This site gives information and advice to all belly dancers whether a complete beginner or at an advanced level, including where to find a class in your area!

Scarlet Lotus Belly Dance - A Belly Dance School in Glastonbury that the Belly Belles attend when they visit Glastonbury on their annual Summer break there. Kash is the Tutor and is a very competent teacher, with a number of Belly Dance Styles under her belt! We had great fun at her workshops!

Berachah - A  guest house in Glastonbury that the Belly Belles use on their annual Belly Dance summer break! The guest house is set in a wonderful position of  being built at the bottom of the mysterious Tor and over looking the beautiful Chalice Well Gardens. The house has a very tranquil and homely feel to it.

Maestro Yassir Jamal - A Musician from Morocco, speciality the Tabla, his drum solo's are out of this world, Click here to listen to excerpts from his latest albums, and get shimmying!! 

Feel free and fit again with Belly Dancing - Great source of information, take a look.

Woodman and Olive - Beautiful Greek cuisine, friendly staff and a wonderful atmosphere, especially on the Party nights! Fantastic Belly Dancing too :)

The Spirit of Isis Shop, Waltham Abbey - Owned by Maria who's fascination with Ancient Egypt goes back as far as her childhood, especially with Pharaohs, Gods and Goddesses, the most prominent being Isis. Maria's trip to Egypt revived her connection allowing her to acknowledge her spiritual experiences.Her dream and vision was to create a place where anyone could go and find guidance, healing, sanctuary, and develop as well as expand their own spiritual abilities.

The eating more raw company - Combining the eating more raw way of eating, and Belly Dance classes, can give you the health and fitness you deserve, including: clear skin, more energy, detox, weight loss, improved health and more...click above for more information.

Image styler and personal style consultant - Eve is a student of Belly Belles as well as a style consultant, why not check out her website and get the look you have always wanted.

Sherif Riad - An up and coming musician from Cairo, who's passion and flare for his chosen instrument the 'oud' is so obvious to the listener as well as the dancer.
 
Planet Egypt - London's only monthly Bellydance showcase. As visited by Belly Belles at least once a year, for a fantastic night out!
 
Baobab Jungle - Learn to play the African Drum, with weekly lessons in Ware, Herts
 
Egypt Quality Holidays - All your Holiday needs catered for by friendly staff at Egypt Quality Holidays, Belly Belles have first-hand experience of this, and thoroughly recommend them.
 
Jazzexplorium - Music services by Steve Ball - Drum Circle facilitator, click link to find out where Steve is holding the next drum circle/workshop.
 
David Cory Photography- David has been our official photographer for a few years now and has produced some stunning photo's of our Belly Dancing. He will endeavour to produce a high standard of work for any project given to him, so  - if its a family portrait for Grandma, or promotional photography for your  newly formed  band! :) then give him a call, click here for for details.
 
Belly Belles Egyptian Dance Group Facebook page for the students - or - please click here if you are a 'fan' or a 'friend' of Belly Belles and want to follow them on Facebook!
 
Caroline Mary Young - Artist Extraordinaire! She is a Henna/Mehndi Artist, Glitter Tattoo Artist and Face Painter and is available for events from Birthdays, Festivals, Functions and Corporate activities to Weddings and Hen Parties
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Other Links

Dodd's School of Motoring - Stephen Dodd has been an approved Driving Instructor for over 15 years He covers areas around his home town of Hoddesdon..including: Broxbourne, Hertford, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware, Wormley, Bengeo, Harlow, Cheshunt, Nazeing, Waltham Cross, and of course Hoddesdon.

Efua Sey Cultural Academy - an organisation promoting cultural diversity for social cohesion and fostering community development through the arts, African cultural values and education.

Michelle King Music - Michelle has recorded 2 cds now, both for charity. Michelle enjoys Belly Dancing and has completed several dance courses with Belly Belles in the past.
 
Tracey Rolfe - The Popular childrens author. Tracey attended our recent Haflah in Ware and signed copies of her latest book!
 
P&R Coaches - A great Minibus hire company that the Belly Belles use for trips out, especially to London, always reliable, efficient and reasonably priced!
 
Souk Medina - A Moroccan restaraunt in Covent Garden, London, that the Belly Belles have visited. There is a Belly Dancer performing most nights, a great night out!
 
La Poire - A lovely little cafe in Bishops Stortford, why not pop in for a coffee and say 'Hello' to the owner 'Imad'.... 
Available are sandwiches, cakes, a variety of hot and cold drinks, eat in or takeaway, even pre order for collection!  check  it out. You never know who you might meet in there :)  There are a couple of video's on the Cafe's website of Samirah dancing there!