Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant and Hookah Lounge, San Francisco Marrakech is the original Moroccan Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area! Enjoy belly dancing, live music, and delicious Moroccan cuisine! Spacious facilities available for receptions and private parties.
Belly Dance Costumes and Shopping Related to Belly Dance, Arabic Music and Middle Eastern Instrument Resources
Allmusicimport.com - Sells imported Arabic music titles ranging from unique collections by established artists and titles that have never been issued in the United States. Check out their unique and exciting collection of Arabic music. They offer 1-day shipping!
Arab Artists Resources and Training Website
Arab Artists Resources and Training is committed to helping career-track artists creating fine art in all styles and media to support themselves exclusively by networking together and teaching them how to find and receive grants to help promote their Arab cultural heritage.
Arabic Entertainers Arabic Entertainers is a resource hosted and designed by the talented keyboardist, vocalist, and composer Joe Kandalaft.
Everything for belly dancers!
Artemis Imports 20 years in business. THE site for belly dancers to shop: Costumes, costume patterns and supplies, veils, belts, jewelry, music, videos, zills, henna, and more!
Audrena's - The Belly Dance Store Shop on-line at Audrena's for music, costumes, videos, etc!!!!
bauchladen.net Marta the Legend
belly dance costumes
The Belly Dance Source. Translations for Middle Eastern lyrics and more!
Marta, belly dance workshops,
downloads and costumes
Dawn Devine Brown's costuming books at Ibexa Press Davina's books are a MUST for the do-it-yourself dancer/costumer.
Dahlal Intl Egyptian costumes, music, videos, & more!
Discount Dancewear. My real favorites for dance classes are Bloch Neo Jazz Shoes, model #SO493L. Hermes Sandals under "Modern dance shoes" are useful for student performances or outdoor dancing.
Capezio Dancewear Shop. Hermes sandals under "Modern/Gymnastic Shoes, #9006." Also special orders for gold and silver if you plan to use them for performance!
Desert Moon Dance - Buyer's Guide. Shopping for belly dance costumes and accessories. Check out this comprehensive Buyer's Guide!
Hollywood Music Center/PE-KO Int'l Records Belly dance & Arabic pop music, belly dance DVDs & videos! (818) 240-8888.
Egypt Craft is a specialized exporter and manufacturer of Egyptian handmade Belly dance costumes, belly dancer accessories, folkloric costumes, hip scarves, belly dance music CDs. They also organize belly dance classes and Festivals with amazing Egyptian teachers such as Mahmoud Reda, Farida Fahmy, Aida Noor, more!
Horus & Isis Company Egyptian fringe, coins belts, & costumes from an Egyptian manufacturer and wholesaler.
La Porte d'IshtarOnline belly dance shop in France!
Little Egypt WORKSHOPS with the top Egyptian dancers, shopping, and more!
Maqam Shop here for CDs, DVDs, and videos of Middle Eastern Music!
Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp Get educated, get inspired, see you at camp!!
Rashid Music Sales Co.
Rashid Music Sales Co., Inc. America's largest and oldest distributor of Arabic music, videos, and DVDs. Est. 1934 . 800-843-9401 OR 718-852-3295, Fax #: 718-643-9522
Saroyan Zills. Zills, coins and scimitars!
Sphinx Records This multi-talented Egyptian composer/producer/musician/doctor produces truly exciting Raks Sharki music that is perfect for performances in both large and small venues.
Topkapi Designs Ltd. Lovely belly dance costumes and more!
Turkish Emporium Everything for belly dancing: beautiful costumes, caftans, etc!
Turquoise International Zills, Egyptian-made costumes, coin belts, videos, and tours!
Vajra Vision Over 500 Middle Eastern Dance links!
Yasmina's Joy of Belly Dancing, a comprehensive belly dance resource!
Belly Dance Festivals
Belly Dance Fanstasy Festival Tatseena hostesses some great festivals. Check her out!
Desert Dance Festival. Dunia's festival in San Jose has great dancing, vending, and workshops!
Rakkasah Middle Eastern Dance Festivals East and West, Dances for the Winter Moon, and more!. Shurkiyya produces all three of these amazing belly dancing festivals which feature belly dancers from all over the world, shopping, and instructional workshops!
Two Old Bags - Janie "Jenee" Midgley and Chris "T'Murr" Proebstel Costumers, writers, promoters, dancers, and more! High Desert Hip Festival and Wiggles of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada!
Belly Dance Magazines
The Belly Dancer Magazine Published by the lovely Zaina Hart!
The Gilded Serpent. Great on-line belly dance magazine!
Belly Dancers and Belly Dance Instruction Resources
Asmhan of Zurich A professional bellydancer and instructor in Zurich, Switzerland.
Aswan Dancers/Amina Dancing workshops, events, instruction, and the Giza Club. Amina is a master belly dancing instructor based in San Francisco, California.
Ayshah - Artist of Middle Eastern Bellydance Check out Ayshah's Bellydance Directory!
Belly Dancers Online! A growing network for America's belly dancers.
CourseJunction.com - a community dedicated to helping people find education.
Hala Dance Instruction, performances, workshops, Egypt tours, & more!
IAMED - International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance Visit their site for history, events, links, and their latest instructional and performance belly dance videos!
Jizan A beautiful, award-winning professional belly dancer and instructor teaches at Halanda studio in San Jose.
Khajulah A beautiful belly dancer, instructor, and costumer located in the South Bay.
Layla Habib Teaches belly dance classes in Pleasant Hill! She is a member of Sharifa's Troupe Tangiers performing folkloric Middle Eastern Dance!
MECDA-SF Bay Area Chapter Nonprofit organization dedicated to the celebration of the art of "belly dance." Join MECDA!
Michelle, Professional Belly Dancer A lovely dancer! She dances in many Bay Area restaurants and teaches in the South Bay.
Monica, Professional Belly Dancer One of my favorite Raks Sharqi dancers and instructors based in San Francisco, California. Contact her at (415)289-6670 for *Shows, Classes, Supplies*.
Morocco Raks Sharki historian, instructor, dancer, and Goddess!
Naiya & Numa'ir Award-winning husband-wife belly dancing duo & Troupe Sahar!
Nanna Candelaria teaches on Wednesday nights at the Berkeley YMCA as well as private lessons in Oakland. An elegant classical Egyptian style dancer! See her every Saturday at Amira in SF.
Nashwa Ahlam a lovely dancer in the San Jose Area. She is an officer of MECDA Bay Area Chapter.
Parri Middle Eastern Dance by Parri! Lovely South Bay instructor and dancer! See her at the Menara Moroccan Restaurant in San Jose and many other South Bay venues.
Rom - Professional Belly Dancer. A hypnotic American tribal-style dancer and instructor based out of St. George, Utah.
Salome - The Legend Incarnate, A wonderful belly dance resource for articles and links.
Samira Dawn, director of Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance studied extensively with Raqs Sharqi private dance coach Najia Marlyz, and Samira now teaches group classes and directs her own troupe in her own dance studio in Clayton, CA (925)984-8213 Contact Samira Dawn and make your reservation for classes or her fun ladies night out events!
Sandra - Professional Belly Dancer. Fabulous dancer! She dances at Aziza in SF and many South Bay venues and teaches in Palo Alto.
Saqra Belly Dance! Saqra is a master belly dance instructor who teaches workshops and seminars throughout the world! Her site is a wonderful resource for articles, links, and more!
Selayma Anan - Heats up the belly dance scene in Colorado! Known in the Middle Eastern dance community for her spirited and spell-binding performances. Selayma has shared her true appreciation and mastery of La Danse du Ventre with delighted audiences from coast-to-coast. As an instructor, she offers over 20 years of dance experience to her students. As a professional entertainer, she brings honor and stewardship to the mercurial definitions of American belly dance.
Setareh. A lovely professional belly dancer. She teaches and dances in the San Jose area.
Shabnam. An award-winning fiery professional belly dancer and instructor in Oakland, California.
Sharifa Teaches folkloric-style belly dance classes in Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek! She is the founder of Troupe Tangiers and Sharifa's Habibis! Check out her classes! Ladies, call her for more info about classes at 925-938-0554
Shira.Net. Information on everything belly dance including lyrics to great Middle Eastern songs!
Shoshanna. Shoshanna is a Middle Eastern Dance artist from Arcata, on California's Northern Coast, known for her artful presentation and expressive lyrical style. She performs and teaches workshops across the country (and beyond) in which she works with students to cultivate excellent technique and a passion for the dance.
Sirens In Sanity with Yasmine and Saiedeh Instruction, workshops, and shopping.
Stasha A professional with over twenty five years experience in Middle Eastern dance. She has been the featured dancer at San Francisco's "El Mansour" Moroccan restaurant for the last 15 years!
Suhaila Salimpour's School of Dance is in El Cerrito, California. Visit her site for classes, videos, music, etc.
SurreyyaA professional belly dancer, snake dancer, and instructor! She teaches belly dance classes in Lafayette, CA! Check out her new touring show Dangerous Beauties too!
Suzanna Del VecchioBased in Colorado. Visit her site for classes, workshops, retreats, and her really useful and challenging instructional videos.
Taaj, the belly dance trainer! Comprehensive site for dancers!
Tatseena & Good Vibrations Instruction, workshops, performances, and the Belly Dance Fanstasy Festival Featured dancer every Saturday at Tangia in Oakland!
Yolanda A gorgeous classical Raks Sharki dancer, belly dance instructor, and web page designer! She teaches in Palo Alto and Mt. View.
Zahara Multi-award winning professional Middle Eastern Dance Artist. Zahara is a Yosifah Rose Productions professional associate, a dear friend, an award-winning professional dancer! Check her out!
Zaheea Award-winning professional belly dancer, instructor, and webmaster for El Morocco Restaurant! Zaheea is a gorgeous, multi-talented dancer located in the Sacramento area.
Zahra Zuhair Master teacher, performer, and choreographer based in Los Angeles. If you are a belly dancer, do yourself a favor and buy her instructional videos or dvds. If you are looking for instructional videos, start with her Zahra Zuhair Dance Basics...and then collect her whole series! She also hostesses an annual woman's dance retreat in California and sometimes leads tours to Egypt.
Zaina Hart Professional belly dancer, instructor, publisher of "The Belly Dancer Magazine", and producer of the Double Crown Belly Dance Competition Festival and International Bazaar in Portland, Oregon.
Zari Professional belly dancer and instructor in Berkeley, California. She is a truly beautiful and amazing dancer! Check her out!
Celiac Disease Info and Gluten Free Products
Yosifah has been gluten free since 1995 when she was diagnosed with Celiac. She only links to gluten-free vendors, information sources, and products that she has used and personally recommends!
Honeyville Food Products sells delicious Gluten-Free, Kosher Almond Flour! It is great for gluten-free baking and adds protein that other gluten-free flours lack.
Entertainment Agencies and Party Planning Resources
Henna Garden. From theme parties and team building meetings to international festivals and multicultural workshops, Henna Garden Events & Entertainment provides unique and customized event planning in the greater Bay Area. HG specializes in theme parties and ethnic events for schools, non-profit organizations, museums, private clients, corporations, and more. Henna Garden has been presenting a variety of special events and entertainment since 1996 to a wide range of audiences.
Fitness and Women's Health Issues
Breast Cancer Information. Yosifah is a breast cancer survivor. Being young, fit, and healthy is not protection against breast cancer. 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer! Every year, 40,000 women die of breast cancer. Do monthly self-exams and see your doctor if you find any thickening or lumps. Early detection saves lives!!
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Graphic Artists and Promotional Products Resources
123Promote.biz Need custom promotional products? Visit this comprehensive site to help you with your business promotional needs!
Sharman Studios - Full service design studio. Designing marketing communication materials from concept through product delivery.
Identity Theft Prevention and Internet Security
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Carl F. Sermon Photography, Carl F. Sermon, also known as Ma*Shuqa's husband, is the photographer to the San Francisco Bay Area Orientale Dance community. He is known for taking photos that capture the “Golden Moments of Dance. In an article in The Chronicles magazine, Ma*Shuqa describes Carl’s photographic work with dancers and coined the term “The Golden Ya Habibi Moment”. Contact Carl F. Sermon Photography atReel Sound and Light Productions, 1-408-356-9473, or contact Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org">
Scott Belding is every artists best friend! Scott is the offical photographer for the highly regarded Moving Arts Dance Company and Solad Dance Center in Walnut Creek, California. He is also the offical photographer of Yosifah Rose and her band Al'Azifoon! Dancers and musicians are Scott's favorite photography subjects. Additionally, he takes lovely family and special event portraits.
Yosifah was interviewed by Scott Belding of ARTBEAT Video Magazine in March 2010 in a feature about her band Al 'Azifoon and their performances at El Morocco Restaurant Dancers' Night.
Click here to watch this interview on YouTube!
Contact Scott Belding at
email@example.com and visit his site at www.scottbeldingphotography.com
Sky Grafix and Sky Design Event Photography, Concept and Design by Sami K. Yousif. Contact Sami at Sami@skynite.com or (925) 360-3727.
San Francisco Airport Hotels.Tourist and travel info and Hotels close to San Francisco Airport!
Morocco The country!
Yosifah and her husband Nathan are musicians.
They perform with the classical Arabic musical ensemble Al Azifoon.
Nathan performs solo instrumental music as Eastern Strings by Nathan!
Last updated: 1/31/2017