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Latest link commentsMay 03: Admin said on Mendocino Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp
This is a great environment and learning experience. I loved this camp, the musicians, the performances, workshops, the immersion. Recommended.
I’m Salome, I own this website. Here is a little about me and how my website came to be.
I’m a second generation belly dancer & got an early start in what would become my life's work. In my adolescence I enjoyed regular study and performance of Middle Eastern music and dance, along side my mother (dancer) and stepfather (tabla player).
When you are on a long term performance contract, your night belongs to the stage but the day is yours to do with as you will. I had the time and desire to create a website dedicated to the study and appreciation of dance and music from the Near and Middle East. In 2003 www.OrientalDancer.net debuted! It has become a trusted source, featuring a library, interviews, lyric translations and news.
Not long after, I got the bug to create a discussion platform. Lists and groups were popular then but felt unorganized and disjointed. I began www.BellyDanceForums.net and today we have over 20,000 members (and growing) from around the world.
iBellyDance.net is my newest project. My aspiration for this site is to provide a comprehensive community driven directory for all aspects relating to Oriental dance. I hope you will join me in making it so!