It was whilst living in the city of Seoul, Korea when an Iraqi friend introduced me to Middle Eastern dance, that my passion and a lifetime interest in this dance form was created. The opportunity to dance, to travel and also meet other people worldwide who share this interest makes this a hobby and lifestyle I love very much. It is also a hobby which helps to tone the body and help with fitness and health in addition to the fantastic social side of this dance form.
This dance form is also great for morale and practising it has given me the optimism and the strength to overcome some difficulties in life. In addition, it is also great to feel creative and I have always had a passion for dance and in particular a love for Arabic music.
This site is created to try and offer the whole belly dance and raqs sharqi community one portal where useful information for the dance community is provided including with guides for teachers, students, academics and the media. You are welcome to send in your ideas, questions and media inquiries. I look forward to meeting you at one of the events, conferences or workshops in the UK, Europe and around the world which many of us often attend.
These pages are ones that you have come to this site in search of often and to make it easier for you to find these key pages, here you go:
Do you hold classes or have an annual belly dance event which you wish to have included on this site. We would love to include your events and workshops on this site. Email paula (at) worldbellydance.com doe adding events.
Make sure also to visit our holidays section for reviews of my experiences travelling to countries including Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Italy and Korea.
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