Submissions to Belly Dance Florida
I welcome (and need) your info to keep this site up-to-date!
Listings are free.
Email any requested additions, updates, suggestions, or comments to me
Of course, I reserve the right to edit any submissions as I see fit,
but my primary goal in doing so will be for grammatical correctness and
consistency in presentation.
Most of the info on the site is organized by
region to make it easier for readers
to find applicable information.
So please make sure you include location info with your
submissions so I can properly categorize them.
I need a city or town (not just general region) in particular
for Performers, Teachers, and Events.
Most types of listings require some kind of contact info, to allow
someone who is interested in the item to get more details about it.
Contact info must include
at least one of email address,
phone number, or URL of web site with contact info.
A snailmail address is optional.
Note that it is not a requirement that one have email or a web site
in order to get listed on this site. However, the needed information
does need to get to me somehow. The easiest way for this to
happen is if someone emails me the info on behalf of
the "unconnected" person (I'll assume permission to post has been granted).
Or, email me to get my snailmail address.
More specific requirements for each section are listed below.
This is for announcements and notices
for things like auditions, jobs, Florida dancers in the media,
requests for assistance,
and the like.
Provide info about the news item, along with
This is for special happenings, such as workshops,
special performances, etc.
This is the main section that works best
But I'll still post entries here as time permits.
So in general, feel free to submit this kind of info
if you have a reasonably long lead time.
For posting in this section, events need not be specifically
for Middle Eastern dance,
but they should have some relation to it.
For example, bead shows, Renaissance festivals, and
Greek festivals would be reasonable.
is primarily for events
that occur within the state of Florida; however,
I may also list events happening in adjacent states,
or events where Florida teachers/dancers play a significant role.
The events must be available to the general public,
although it's OK if they have a fee or
limits on the number attending.
This section is intended for short-term events,
where the timeliness of attendance is significant.
Long-term events (such as museum exhibitions)
would be more appropriate for the "Places" section.
Please provide info on what the event is, when and where
it will be happening, and
I use a separate page for recurring events
to save both me and you the trouble of entering the same info
over and over.
Of course, there's some editorial discretion as to what section
something belongs in.
Regular weekly classes are not "Events" (recurring or otherwise--they
are listed in the "Teachers" section);
a monthly specialty workshop probably would be.
Regular restaurant gigs are also not "Events" (they
are listed in "Places");
a monthly student showcase probably would be.
The criteria for being listed here are that
you are providing instruction on
Middle Eastern dance within the state.
They may be in the form of regular scheduled classes,
or private lessons.
Please provide preferred name, where and when you teach,
Also possibly a comment about what
style or specialty you teach.
You may send a picture to be included with your listing
(or tell me where I can get one off the web).
Although my current listings are only by teacher name, I have an
idea that with some programming I could generate listings by
day of the week or other criteria... so the more detail you
provide, the better.
This is for Middle Eastern dancers or
available for performances,
either solo or group.
You'll need to provide the name you perform under,
the location (city or town) where you're based,
If you have any specialties you want listed, provide that info too.
As with teachers' listings,
you may include a picture.
This is for people selling items of interest
to Middle Eastern dancers, and based in
the state of Florida.
Note that "items of interest" may include all kinds of things,
not just costumes.
For example, photography services and dancewear are
appropriate for this section too.
you don't need to be a vendor that travels to dance shows;
if you have a permanent shop in the state, that's cool too.
Or even if you just sell out of your home, or via the Internet--as
long as you're based in Florida.
Please provide name of person or company,
where you're located,
what kind of things you sell,
list interesting places to go in the state.
This includes, of course,
restaurants that regularly feature belly dancing.
But it also includes
other places of particular interest
to Middle Eastern dance enthusiasts, such as
museums with Orientalist or Islamic art.
Please provide info on where the place is,
any relevant dates if applicable,
(at least a phone number
or web site).
This section lists local organizations, clubs, newsletters,
mailing lists, or similar sources of more local information
on the dance.
Please provide details on what it is,
contact info if applicable.
This is for odds and ends relating to Middle Eastern dance in
the state of Florida, but which
just don't fit in any other
category. If you have any tidbits you'd like to share,
please send them along.
I would like to list any Middle Eastern dance-related site
that is based in Florida here.
I will also include those I feel are of interest to people
in Florida, or of general interest.
I will probably also include links to people who'll provide
If you want to link here, please see
my info on linking to this site.