Zorba, Male Belly Dancer


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Zorba & wife as Art!
This scan doesn't at all do it justice, I commissioned Maria Parasson to paint this as a Christmas gift for my wife. Maria also sells her paintings of Belly Dancers on Link opens in new window ebay, you can find out more about her Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window here.


Here are links to other male dancers, articles I've found on male dancers, and a few of the more important general Belly Dance links. And then there are a few links I've thrown in that have nothing to do with Belly Dance at all!

I have scoured the web looking for articles and websites by, for, and about male Belly Dancers. Most of what I've found is listed here. I have, however, omitted sites that merely mention the fact that there are male dancers, or mention that someone saw a male dancer, or other sites that may mention male dancers in one context or another but have no real content (related to male dancers).

If you see the red "Belly Jewel" (Recommended by Zorba!) by a vendor's link, Zorba has had dealings with and can recommend that particular vendor. Nothing at all against the others though!

If you have a favorite link you'd like to contribute, please contact me. Do note that I generally do not link to Facebook, MySpace, GeoCities, or similar fad/amateur sites; although I'll make an exception for male dancers *IF* the site is publicly accessible without a logon.

Jump to your favorite category with these quick links or scroll down and read it all:

On First Links Page:

General links - Discussion - Zills - Articles about male dance - Male dancers' sites

On This Links Page:

Mostly Pictures - Female dancers' sites - Vendors - Henna, Bindis, etc.
Non Belly Dance links - Linking To This Site


Mostly Pictures:

Link opens in new window Belly Dancing Men - A pile of pix, many seen elsewhere, some new, a couple of me. (site seems down as of 15 March 2020)

Link opens in new window Male Belly Dancers - on Pinterest. A bunch of photos, including a couple or three of me!

Link opens in new window YouTube Video - Male Belly Dancer documentary featuring Bagoas and Rachid!

Link opens in new window Shemadan! - Khaled Mahmoud with a Shemadan. Not too many males will dance with one.

Link opens in new window A few pix - Of a male Belly Dancer at someone's birthday party. Look in the middle of the group of thumbnails.

Link opens in new window Turkish Male Belly Dancer - In feminine pink costume!

Link opens in new window Lebanese dancer Mousbah - On his agency's WebSite.

Link opens in new window Belly Dancing By Zamoras - Male Dancers - Cory Zamora's male dancer's page.

Female Dancers' Sites:

Even though this is a site about male Belly Dancing, I have included links to female dancers whom I know, or admire, or who simply asked to exchange links with me (Who don't otherwise appear elsewhere).

Link opens in new window alexandraking.com - Alexandra King's (Duh!) site. Don't miss her if you can take a workshop or see her perform!

Link opens in new window Aradia - Lovely dancer and instructor in Las Vegas.

Link opens in new window Caroline - of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Link opens in new window Daniela - Of Queens, NY!

Link opens in new window Gia al Qamar - Gia is another nice lady who gave me a lot of encouragement on the BellyDancers group on Yahoo, and more recently on the boards at Bhuz.

Link opens in new window Moving harmonies - Helia, just a bit south of me here in Florida. Vero Beach and environs.

Link opens in new window Jamaica - my "Dance Mother".

Link opens in new window 33parkave.com - Janette's (My first teacher) studio. Details her Belly Dance classes, as well as other classes at her studio.

Link opens in new window Jhoneygoddess - Two spirit dancer. As such, s/he has entries under both males and females! Site seems to be under re-construction as of 9/23/17

Link opens in new window Layla - Of New York. Teaches at Serena Studios - was able to help me with an obscure veil technique that was pioneered by the legendary Serena - and she was able to do it OVER THE PHONE! Very impressive!

Link opens in new window Maria - San Francisco Bay Area.

Link opens in new window Mariah - Cleveland/Akron Ohio area. Also paints wonderful Belly Dancer artwork!

Link opens in new window Mariyah - of Brooklyn, New York.

Link opens in new window Mesmera - An absolutely fantastic dancer. Good videos too!

Link opens in new window Morocco - The Mother of us all, who also gave Tarik Sultan his start!

Link opens in new window Nadirah Johara - New to the Space Coast from the DFW area!

Link opens in new window Natika - San Francisco Bay Area

Link opens in new window Outi - Of Cairo!

Link opens in new window Rachel Brice - There is no substitute! I've been mistaken for her once or twice. wink!

Link opens in new window Sabiba - I saw her at Zorba's in San Jose years ago, and at Rakkasah more recently. She does Wings-of-Isis dancing to die for!

Link opens in new window Sahar - Of Santa Cruz.

Link opens in new window Saqra - of Seattle.

Link opens in new window Belly Dance Basics - Sese of Santa Cruz, Ca.

Link opens in new window Shems - Baltimore, Maryland. (site broken as of 15 March 2020)

Link opens in new window Shoshannaland - Shoshanna's WebSite. This wonderful dancer teaches GREAT workshops! Oh, did I mention she can dance well too?

Link opens in new window Dancers of the Crescent Moon - Siwa's troupe - she also does costume work. I'm the first, and only male in this troupe!

Link opens in new window Cory Zamora - Of Fresno, California. Fabulous, "Old Skool" Cabaret dancer.

Vendors:

Be sure to check under the headings for Zills and Henna for vendors in these specialized areas.

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Zorba's Café Press Store! - Don't see your favorite item yet? Just ask Zorba!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window A'Kai Silks - "Official" silk veil supplier for Zorba!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Artemis Imports - The legendary Artemis has retired, but the new owners continue the tradition! They carries stuff that is impossible to find elsewhere, and at good prices!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Aruba's Oasis - Very nice Hermes style dance sandals. My wife and I both dance in Aruba's sandals.

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Butterfly Frillies - Corset Maker - great gal, good products at good prices! Corsets for both men and women.

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Cat's Paw - Wonderful dance belts, plus swords and other goodies. My very first coin belt came from them!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Dahlal International - Friendly folks, good prices. This is THE place to buy an Egyptian Shemadan!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Dancing Poetry - Tambourines, and a lot more! She got me out of a jam one year by loaning me one of her beautiful tambourines for a Rakkasah performance when I'd forgotten mine!

Link opens in new window Denver Fabrics - Belly Dance section. Patterns, trims, costuming books, bits and pieces!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Eyescream Jewelry - Absolutely stunning jewelry, mostly with a Gothic theme. Not cheap, but very good. My wife and I both enjoy our pieces!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Geisha Moth - Innovative, and well made Belly Dance fashions.

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window IAMED - "Producers of the best Belly Dance videos in the world!"

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window L. Rose Designs - The official supplier of harem pants for Zorba! Cool veils too!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Overnightprints.com - Go here for your business cards! Excellent quality, fantastic prices!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Pedralta - Has very nice Hermes style dance sandals. They will do them in custom sizes and have large sized sandals in stock - ATTENTION MALE DANCERS! Located in the UK, will ship worldwide. The sandals are a bit hard to find on their WebSite Link opens in new window Click here to go directly to the Sandals.

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Raks Sack - Finally, a dance bag made by a dancer for dancers! Site down as of 15 March 2020

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Sew-Biz Fabrics - Great place for very affordable trims, fabrics, etc for your Belly Dance costumes!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Shiny Sparkly Things - If you are a Belly Dancer, you will understand...

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Sugar Petals - All kinds of Belly Dance costume bits, good prices! Try their black Rayon harem pants for class, they're machine washable!

Henna, Bindis, Etc.:

Link opens in new window The hazards of "Black Henna" - Read this article and stay away from anything other than natural, pure Henna! From the Henna Page.

Link opens in new window The Henna Page - Everything you ever wanted to know about Henna!

Link opens in new window The Art and History of Henna as Body Art - Nice page on the history of Henna.

Misc. non Belly Dance links:

Link opens in new window The Way Things Ought To Be! - Zorba's political/society/Modern life/Current Events blog.

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window ACME Klein Bottles - These are the finest closed, non-orientable, boundary-free manifolds sold anywhere in our three spatial dimensions.

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Purple Dragon Tattoos - In the redwoods in Boulder Creek. Ask for Suzi!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Serpent's Kiss - Santa Cruz's own metaphysical book/supply store. The late Didi worked here and held her classes here!

Link opens in new window Air and Fire - We are blessed with a second metaphysical book/supply store in nearby Boulder Creek. The Mighty Siwa works here!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window The Haute Enchilada Restaurant - In Moss Landing. I was the house dancer for a year!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Murals By Lana - Lana is one of my dance sisters, and an exceptional one at that. Not only is she one of the loveliest dancers I've ever seen, but she does utterly fantastic murals as well!

Link opens in new window Baby, The Stars Shine Bright - A Leading Lolita Fashion House.

Link opens in new window HackneyPonies.com - Can you believe there are some people who are NOT into Belly Dance?

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Ammo Seek - Looking for the best deal in ammunition? Go here first!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Gonesh Hindu Incense - My father got me started with their wonderful "Hindu #2" cones when I was a small boy. I use it on my altars to this day!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Sturdy Safe - of Fresno California.

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Gethsemani Abbey - Near Bardstown, Ky.

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window The Fellowship of Isis - Modern day acolytes of the Goddess Isis. Zorba is a member!

Link opens in new window The Gunny! - We could use a few more men like him. Deep respect!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Katie Ladybug - Katie Ladybug is adorable, and has an important message!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Phantasm - In honor of the late Angus Scrimm.

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window IMSAI - The Legend Returns!

Link opens in new window 1960-1966 GMC Trucks - Hey! I'm a guy after all, my life can't be all silk and chiffon! This site features the mighty GMC big block V6, the best gasoline truck engine ever made!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Mercedes-Benz USA - It's not a real car, unless it bears the three pointed star! How did you think I got to all those Belly Dance classes and performances? In a Lexus?!?!?

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window 49er Village RV Park - Looking to get away from it all? I have been coming here since the mid 70's! Yep, several times in a 1963 GMC with my beloved big block V6!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Sinusrinse.com - Sinus problems? My ENT showed me this product and it works!

Link opens in new window Americans United - For separation of church and state.

Link opens in new window Theocracy Watch - This site is terrifying.

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window The Utilikilts Company - Has nothing whatsoever to do with Belly Dance, male or otherwise! However, I like their products and think every male should own a Utilikilt (or two, or three...)!

Recommended by Zorba! Link opens in new window Macabi Skirts - Ankle length, versions for both sexes. "The original Adventure Travel Skirt™".

Link opens in new window Goddess-Athena.org - Everything you ever wanted to know about my Goddess, The Goddess Athena.

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Moving on, I'd prefer text links to read:

Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

or optionally:

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