This research project would not have been possible without the help of several people. In life, we are blessed to know people who selflessly give so much and never ask anything in return. I thank all of you, from the bottom of my heart, for giving me the knowledge and wisdom to tackle this project ...

Nazie's solo at Dance from the Heart show, Va.
Nazie ...

Thank you so much for allowing me to use the beautiful pictures of you and your dance-mates. You have always been an inspiration to me and I am thankful to have you as my sister for life.

Sallamah Chimera ...

For being a wonderful instructor for the short period of time that I took lessons at your studio. Your commitment to belly dancing is evident in everything you do and the community is lucky to have you and your worldly knowledge and experience. I wish you all the best. Email Sallamah

Roger Wood ... (Performance Photographer)

Thank you so much for allowing me to use your professional photos of the belly dancers at the "Dance from the Heart" event in Virginia. You are an amazing photographer and I truly do appreciate your willingness to share your un-watermarked photos with me.
For any questions regarding performance photography Email Roger

Ron Yeaw ...

Ron, thank you so much for helping me out with the mp3 files and being so patient with me. The music turned out wonderful on my site!

Other valuable sources that made this site possible ...
Belly dancing with Atea
Goddess Life with Dolphina

The pictures featured on this site are from an event called "Dance from the Heart." The event is a United Belly Dance Benefit for Tsunami Victims. Dance from the Heart is a national effort and the pictures shown here are from the show in Sterling, Va.
Please visit their Web site for more information:
Dance from the Heart

Some information about me ...

I am a University of Florida senior and have been enrolled in MMC 3260 (Communication on the Internet) for the Spring 2005 semester. Professor Carlson and Matt Blake (lab instructor) have been my guide for this course. The inspiration for this research project stems from my continued interest and love for belly dancing. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

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