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Articles, Resources and Links

Article: Research shows dancing makes you feel better

Article: What Educators and Parents Should Know About Neuroplasticity, Learning and Dance

Article: Reasons you're not coming to dance class

Article: Is performing your supapowa or kryptonite?

Article: 10 Reasons Why Learning Bellydance Will Improve Your Life

Selected Bellydance Festivals in Australia

Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival - held annually in May.

Wollongong Belly Dance Festival

Newcastle Bellydance Festival

Western Australian Middle Eastern Dance Festival

Related schools and organisations

Rachel - Bellydancer - Information about professional performances by Inspire! Bellydance's principal teacher, Rachel, and colleagues.

Farrah: Fananat al Raks al Masri (The Egyptian Dance Artists) - Sydney-based Egyptian dance troupe incorporating both Oriental and Folkloric styles.

Amera's Palace - the place to buy all your hip scarves, costumes, music and accessories!

Hathor Dance Studio and Theatre - offering workshops and classes at an advanced level, a professional performance troupe, and training/performance DVDs.

Oriental Dance Studio - school in western Sydney (Wetherill Park area).

Hippy Shake Bellydance - school in southwest Sydney (Minto area).

Oasis Magazine - Australia's only dedicated magazine for Middle Eastern dance and culture.

Art of Middle Eastern Dance, by Shira - a website to educate, entertain, and inspire belly dancers! Shira's huge, informative site contains music and video reviews, translations of song lyrics, costuming tips, and advice of all sorts.

Belly Dance Classes - a worldwide directory.

Shemiran Ibrahim - articles, free study information, video footage, photo galleries, links and more on the subjects of Belly Dance, womanhood, self development, the creative process and the Feminine.

Arabic Nights - A guide to Arabic entertainment in Sydney. Directory of events, singers and bands, restaurants and reception venues.

Yasmina of Cairo - A beautiful dancer of English background who now works in Cairo and visits Australia regularly to give workshops. Look out for her fascinating film ‘Journey of Desire: A Foreign Dancer in Cairo’.

The International Dance Council - The UNESCO official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.

Zumba.com - find out more about Zumba Fitness, plus order DVDs, music, and Zumbawear.


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