Styles of Oriental Dance

Egyptian Baladi and Shaabi Dance Styles

Introduction to Baladi Baladi (also spelt beledi or balady), means my country in Arabic. This is a term used by villagers who emigrated..

Egyptian raqs sharqi and cabaret style

Egyptian cabaret and raqs sharqi are considered by some as two different styles. However, nowadays these two styles very often overlap in..

Turkish Belly Dance

Turkish style oriental dance, also called Rakass (and the dancer is called rakassa), is closer to its Romany (Gypsy) heritage than..

American Tribal belly dance

Tribal style belly dance is a completely new style, invented in the West coast of the USA in the 1970s. As opposed to raks sharki, where..

Zambra Mora or Flamenco Fusion

In addition to the various styles of Arabic dance or Middle Eastern dance (or what by many is called belly dance), there are also fusions..

Gothic belly dance

Gothic bellydance, also known as Raks Gothique, or abbreviated as GBD, is a relatively new phenomenon that started in the 1990s in the USA...

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