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What is Egyptian Raqs Sharqi and Cabaret Style

What is Egyptian Raqs Sharqi and Cabaret Style

There are many forms of belly dance and in this post I will focus on Egyptian Raqs Sharqi and cabaret style. This style is quite different …

10 Myths about Belly Dance

10 Myths about Belly Dance

Belly dance, Raqs Sharki, oriental dance, Arabic dance, Middle Eastern dance or whatever you prefer to call it, has always been victim on …

Tips on Creating Belly Dance Choreography

Tips on Creating Belly Dance Choreography

If you have been dancing for a while, you might well feel the desire and need to develop your own belly dance choreography. This though can …

Belly Dance Holidays in Morocco – Rabat with Nawarra & Funoon Dance

Belly Dance Holidays in Morocco – Rabat with Nawarra & Funoon Dance

Following the first belly dance trip I went to with Nawarra in Fes, Morocco, I liked it so much that I decided to go again and this time …

Welcome to World Belly Dance

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.h

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.

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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) 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.

Egypt holiday.

Recent trip to Egypt.

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Valeria is a dance researcher completing a PhD in dance and heritage. Valeria also teaches and performs as a belly dance but also enjoys learning ballet, jazz dance and other dance genres.

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