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Rachel - Middle Eastern Dancer

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Bellydance Classes

The teachers or schools listed here are all ones that I personally recommend on the basis of having studied with them, taken a workshop or private class with the teacher, or even just admired them in performance.

Amera's Palace Bellydance Boutique As well as teaching traditional Egyptian-style Middle Eastern Dance from beginners to intermediate level, Amera's Palace also offers Bellyrobics, if you want to focus more on improving your fitness than perfecting technique.
Sydney Inner West and Outer West:
Hathor Dance Studio Hathor Dance Studio is the sister school of Dr Mo Geddawi's Hathor Dance Troupe in Berlin, and teaches fusion with other forms of dance as well as classical Bellydance at levels from Beginners to Advanced.
Sydney Eastern Suburbs:
Dreaming of Jeannie Bellydance Academy. Dreaming of Jeannie Academy focusses on teaching Bellydance for fun and fitness. Website contains articles with advice for students, teachers and performers, and articles by students.
University of New South Wales:
the UNSW Sports Association runs recreation courses for students and staff of the University. The Beginners' Bellydance course is conducted by teachers from the Dreaming of Jeannie Academy. New times available starting in Session 1, 2006.
Belly Dance Academy of Nayima Hassan or Belly Dance Arabesque with Shamira.
Hip to Hip Studio run by Melissa Cristina, or Exquisite Bellydance with Louise.
Belyssa. No web page; contact her on (08) 9458 4326 or email belyssa "at"
Other areas:
contact Amera's Palace for their nation-wide Teacher Directory.

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Music and supplies

Amera's Palace Bellydance Boutique
For all your Bellydance needs, check out Amera's Palace online store. Amera stocks a huge range of music, videos and DVDs, as well as hip scarves, accessories such as sticks and finger cymbals, and performance outfits for everything from a casual demonstration for family and friends, to authentic folkloric dresses, to professional-quality costumes imported from Egypt and Lebanon. Amera also produces The Palace magazine.

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Related Links

Amera's Palace What's On guide to events in the Australian Bellydance calendar, such as special workshops and the annual Bellydancers' Ball.

Amera's Bellyrobics! A new concept of aerobic application for group exercise, combining ancient Belly Dance moves with freestyle aerobics for a great workout.

Australian Bellydance: Internet directory of all things to do with Belly Dance in Australia - teachers, performers, events etc.

Azziza's guide to where to see Bellydance in Sydney: performers, locations and times.

Art of Middle Eastern Dance, by Shira. "A web site 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.

The Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival held each year around April/May. The site now has details of the 2006 festival.

Mid North Coast Bellydance Festival held 17-18 September 2005.

Pampered Hens: A luxurious hens' party "for the girls, by the girls". There are several packages to choose from, with themes such as "The Goddess in You", "Bollywood" and "Body and Soul". All packages feature natural beauty treatments and some also include a Bellydance lesson!

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Not-so-related Links

Charities I support:
Amnesty International:
Light a candle in the darkness as the struggle for human rights world-wide continues.
Plan Australia:
Sponsor a child to help a whole community grow and develop. My sponsored child is Mado-finda Tolno from Guinea in East Africa.
Oxfam Australia:
Working with communities around the world for solutions to poverty and social injustice.
Other links:

El Bailongo: Unpretentious, traditional Latin dance. Tango and varieties of Salsa are taught for the pure joy of the movement, the music, and sharing the dance with a partner.

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

More links - even less related to Bellydance - can be found on my personal homepage.

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