Naida Bellydancer - Update, March 22, 2013
Our dear friend and fellow bellydancer Naida (Virginia Rosales) who is recovering after a stroke, recently created
a new meetup group called Young Stroke Survivors of South Florida; a group whose purpose is to offer support for stroke survivors who are
interested in meeting others to share experiences, ways of recovery, how to get back in the community, workforce, getting the right help,
overcoming depression and many other topics. This support group is design to achieve the right attitude towards recovery.For more information
on this newly formed meetup group, please contact Young Stroke Survivors of South Florida,
Teachers, Troupes, Dance Studios & Friends
South Florida Bellydance Meetup. Great place to network to learn
about bellydance events! Kira has taken over the venue so that bellydancers can continue to network and promote their events!
For more information, please click on South Florida Bellydance Meetup link or cut and paste "http://www.meetup.com/SouthFloridaBellyDanceMeetup/" into browser.
Palm Beach/North Broward Belly Dance Meetup Great place to network
to learn about bellydance events! Kira recently took over this venue so that bellydancers can continue to network and promote their events!
For more information, please click on Palm Beach/North Broward Bellydance Meetup link or cut and paste "http://www.meetup.com/Palm-Beach-Bellydance/" into browser.
- Ahzs Wonderful dancer and founder of Key West bellydance meetup, plus president of the Kismet Dance Foundation.
- Ameera Dancer from the West Palm Beach area who
promotes the art of bellydance.
- Akasha Professional instructor/performer who is based in the
West Palm Beach area.
- Swan Illustration Wonderful artist who does beautiful work with children's books, pet portraits, etc. Designer of our stage sets!
- Peace Cast Very inspirational video clip, is a project that is done in honor of Peace Day, Sept. 21.
- Rising Phoenix Dancers
Sherrezah Bint al-Waha teaches and performs with the Rising Phoenix Dancers!
- Belly Dance Florida - comprehensive information statewide for teachers, performers, events.
- Belly Vida - newsletter written by Yselandre Pierre describing her involvement in
bellydance and touting it's many health benedits. Yselandre began her studies with Kahreen and Kira and performed with the Kismettes.
- Jihan Jamal
Beautiful egyptian styled dancer, one of the longest established in Florida!
- Virginia Wonderful egyptian styled dancer.
- Rakstar Featuring workshops and shows taught by the best Egyptian dance artists. Kahreen and Kira are proud to be chosen for the second time as participants in the Rakstar Sister School Program!
- Magi Dance
Melanie LaJoie's A Magi Dance Company, Orlando,
Nancy Redig's home page for Troupe Arabesque,
- Madrina Lovely dancer from Tampa who has performed in many of our shows.
- Alexia Lovely dancer from Tenessee who has performed in many of our shows.
- www.mbiyengar.com/Thai_luna_Sol/Home.html - great yoga classes.
- El Hilo beauty and self care.
- Madys Dance Factory Great dance classes for kids and adults newly relocated in Miami Shores! It is great to have a dance studio so close by.
- Shawn Rae Internationally known singer, speaker and humanitarian.
- Jewel of India - West Palm Beach.Carries a wonderful assortment of costuming, jewelry and bellydance accessories.
- www.moonlightdiva.com Owned by Chandani who has a wonderful assortment of hipscarves, costuming and accessories.
- www.instepstudio.com Owned by Halimeda, wonderful performer and vendor based in the city of Tallahassee.
- www.origamiowl.com Owned by Yamil, beautiful jewelry and original designs.
- www.salomae.com Salomae carries beatiful jewelry and dancewear.
Best Bellydance Magazines
Each of these magazines have worldwide circulations and are great sources of information on this dance.
During their careers, Kahreen & Kira have had the honor of making the cover or being featured in all of these publications.
- www.zaghareet.freeservers.com One of the best and longest established bellydance publications which has worldwide circulation!
- www.jareeda.com One of the best and longest established bellydance publications which has worldwide circulation!
- www.isisandthestardancers.com One of the best and longest established bellydance publications which has worldwide circulation!
Renowned Artists Sponsored By Kahreen and Kira Kismet:
- Tonya & Atlantis
- Dalia Carella
- Margo Abdo O'dell and When we look - theatrical review
- Jasmin Jahal
- Yousry & Nourhan Sharif
- Jehan Kamal
- Artemis Mourat
- Suzanna Del Vecchio
- Angelika Nemeth
- Serena Wilson
Although we did not sponsor Serena during our career, we had the wonderful opportunity to study with her when she came to the state of Florida twice during the early 90's. A wonderful and inspirational teacher, she was truly one of our icons. She passed away unexpectedly, our condolences go to her family and all who loved her.