Bellydance Troupes and Solo Bellydancers
Hipnosis: Tribal Bellydance in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties. These are Crystal's mentors! The incredible dancers of Hipnosis can be hired to provide entertaining bellydance for your next event and also offer a wide variety of tribal bellydance classes, tribal bellydance instruction, and bellydance workshops.
Tribal Spirit: Crystal is a member of Tribal Spirit- the student troupe of Hipnosis.
NEW! Barajagala Tribal Belly Dance: ATS Bellydance Troupe and studio in West Chester, PA. They are a FatChance Bellydance Sister Studio and Irene is a cerified ATS (American Tribal Style) belly dance instructor.
Ak-Ana: Gothic and Tribal Fusion bellydance troupe in the Philadelphia area. Beautiful ladies, beautiful dancers and great teachers! Coordinators of fabulous bellydance events in the Philadelphia area.
Desari Online: Desari is a beautiful bellydancer with great inspirations for all.
Egyptian Twist: Egyptian style bellydance for health and fitness in the Binghamton, New York, area.
Fringe Benefit: Fringe Benefit is an American Tribal Fusion Bellydance Troupe in New Jersey that promises "tribal with a twist." Fringe Benefit strives to "change perceptions by showing that all women are beautiful, strong and capable of anything regardless of their age, physical attributes or abilities all the while dispelling the myths on what Belly Dance is really all about."
Gypsy Fire Bellydance of Tulsa: A professional Middle Eastern Dance Troupe and Studio in Tulsa with a tribal fusion style! For classes, parties, and events, they're "Tulsa's favorite troupe."
Haifa: Bellydancer: One of Crystal Kini's good friends from Tribe and local bellydance events, Haifa is a great Tribal Fusion and Gothic bellydancer. She's been dancing all her life and bellydancing for 7 years and is available for performance and classes in the Scranton,Wilkes-Barre/Tunkhannock, PA, area.
Mirage World Tribal Fusion Bellydance: 2 great ladies from Maryland who bring together a fusion of dance backgrounds for inspiring bellydance performances throughout Maryland and beyond. Watch for them sporting Crystal Kini's wares as part of their costumes.
SandShimmers: Middle Eastern Dance in the Philadelphia Area. Warminster/Bucks County, PA, cabaret-style Bellydance Troupe and Bellydance Instruction by Mirjana. Mirjana also sells miscellaneous bellydance costumery, makeup, and supplies.
Tempest: The "GothMutha" of Gothic Bellydance now based in South Jersey - performance, instruction, and fine arts. Tempest IS "darkly dramatic" and has a unique style that must be experienced.
Wild Gypsy Fire: Wild Gypsy Fire is an amazing tribal style belly dance troupe out of Edgewater Park, NJ, led by Troupe Director Khadu'ja and featuring the talents of Demitria and Aislin. Check their site for upcoming performances, classes, and hand-crafted costume items for sale.
General Bellydance Reference and Resources
PhillyRaqs: Resource website for all things bellydance in the Philadelphia, PA, and surrounding areas!
New Jersey Bellydance Website :Resource for all things bellydance in New Jersey and surrounding areas!
Make-up and Costume for Bellydancers
Auralynne.com: Your source for quality bellydance merchandise, particularly made-to-order, precisely sized flare pants and tiered skirts, flowered hairpieces, bodices and belts.
Barefoot Bling: Home of High-Spirited Indulgences for Toes That Show! Get Boutique Quality Toe Rings, Anklets, Barefoot Sandals, and More! Perfect for Barefoot Bellydancers.
Beauty to You: Lori, Make-up and hair artist, Beauty parties for kids and adults alike. (She did Crystal's make-up on the "About" page!)
Chainmail & More: In business since 1992 offering chainmail jewelry, unusual gothic, belly dance, body chains, & renaissance wear. They have great barefoot sandals, headpieces, arm jewelry, belts and belly chains to complement your Gothic or any other style bellydance costume.
Family Faux Body Tattoo: Henna tattoos, airbrush tattoos, and Eye Kandy make-up and body glitter by the Lovely Linda!
NEW! The Eyes Have It: Great Etsy site featuring very fancy and lovely Designer Bindis and Eye Adornments made by a fellow Rakkasah vendor.
Friends and Other Resources
Dragon's Den on Etsy: Handmade soaps, lotions, and candles in a wide variety of scents and styles from a great friend and wonderful craftswoman. Tea lights, votives, pillars, shaped candles, natural candles, and beeswax candles. Custom orders are very welcome.
A Touch of Relaxation: Mobile massage service that will bring superior relaxation right in the comfort of your home. It’s not just a luxury. Massage is a healthy resolution. Relaxation is only an appointment away! What are you waiting for? Make an appointment! This is perfect after (or before) a busy day of bellydance to soothe all those muscles.
Fig Cafe Hookah Lounge: A great place to hang out in Jenkintown, PA...features authentic Middle Eastern food and drink, a relaxed and fun atmosphere, fruit flavored hookahs for smoking, and, of course, bellydancers on occasion.
Crystal Kini Designs--Unique Bellydance Jewelry and Costume