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Belly Dance

Styles of Oriental Dance

Egyptian raqs sharqi and cabaret style

Egyptian raqs sharqi (or raks sharki), also called  Egyptian cabaret, has its roots in Egyptian social and folkloric dances, but has been influenced by …

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 from rural communities …

Turkish Belly Dance

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

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 dancers often perform …

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 of bellydance with …

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. Gothic belly dance …