A Variety of Links
PiperMethod School of American Belly Dance:
Melina takes dance and passion into the air as a
trapeze & lyra artist. Check out her aerial, dance & circus arts theatre
company and specialty tent rental:
When not touring with the circus, Melina dances regularly at
Karoun Restaurant in Newton. The Eurdolian family has been part of
Melina's family for 20 years. Check out Karoun's
Visit the website of our dear friend, the fabled & fabulous
musician Ali Arsoy.
Sites connected to dance happenings in the areas where Rhea, Piper and
Melina are based or have toured:
Greek language site -- everything you need to know about belly
dance in Athens, Greece -- including Rhea and her talented students.
Articles and information on and by Baltimore Area belly dancers
including Belly Dancer of the Year 2000 Piper.
Studios & Aurel
A beautiful, spacious, warmly decorated studio in Berkley, MA led by the
vivacious and talented dancer/singer Aurel.
Ms. Delal is a popular Boston-area dancer specializing in performing
extemporare to a live ensemble. Along with partners Phaedra and
Elizabeth Clark, she sponsors workshops and coaching sessions in technique
Master teacher in the Boston area with classes in Framingham, Wellesley,
Boston and beyond.
Master Teacher Artemis is a consummate professional with vast cultural
knowledge of Turkish belly dance and fantastic dancing chops that I could
not adequately describe in this blurb. Arti is GREAT. We are
privileged to feature her as one of our BellyPalooza Festival teachers and
Belly dance practitioner and enthusiast, writer, history
the excellent Maryland-based dancer and Master Teacher Latifa.
Versatile choreographer, lovely dancer, smart lady. Boston-based. An
experienced dancer and performer, Lilya has trained with Melina of Daughters
2008 Winner Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer of the Universe. Lisa
is certified in the PiperMethod of American Belly Dance and is always a
popular teacher and performer at BellyPalooza. Sassy, skilled and
creative, Lisa Zahiya is one of our favorites.
Offers classes and performances in Middle-Eastern dance and Arabic music
of Sacred Source Belly Dance
Melrose-based instruction that teaches belly dance as a healing dance.
Beautiful dancer and generous spirit Lorraine Lafata offers classes,
workshops and an apprentice program.
This is Yasmela's site, a friend and student
of Rhea's from the "good old days."
Za-Beth enriches the Belly Dance community of Boston by bringing in some of
the best dancers in the world including Belly Dance Superstars and Artemis
Mourat. Get on her email list so you don't miss her great events.
Shopping, Articles, Festivals, & Information Sites
Interested in a trip to Greece?
Our friend Matt Barrett's informative, detailed, down-to-earth website on visiting
Greece & booking cheap hotels.
Want to run away to the circus with Melina?
Melina's own circus arts and belly dance theatre
Melina tours with this beautiful one-ring, European-style circus.
Want to Help Cure Lou Gehrig's Disease?
ALS Therapy Development
Working to cure ALS and the patients here today.
Want to keep abreast of important global issues even as you
Read the intelligent musings and reports of my cousin
Rebecca MacKinnon, who is a
recovering TV reporter and bureau chief turned-blogger expert.
Want to take salsa dancing from the best teachers in new
england? Go to Hips on Fire.
The sizzling Christina Pujol and
Seemore Johnson lead salsa dance lessons at the Dance Complex in Cambridge and
beyond. Check out their website,
www.hipsonfire.com, for their extensive teaching schedule. I was
completely uplifted and thrilled watching these artists dance.