Middle Eastern dance is based on the folkloric traditions of the Middle East and North Africa. Raqs sharqi is the more traditional form, tribal is a modern American derivative and cabaret is the term used for more Hollywood style performances.
Discussion board and directory for Middle Eastern dancers. Includes articles, stories, interviews and Arabic song lyrics and translations.
Features poetry, translated song lyrics, a glossary of belly dance terms, tips and tricks, finger cymbal rhythms, and Egyptian goddesses.
Photo galleries, costuming suggestions, plus-sized belly dance attire vendor links, articles, FAQs, video reviews and opportunities to contribute.
Information on the origins of oriental dance, stories and photos of Fifi Abdu, Beba, Soheir Zaki, Samia Gamaal, Farida Fahmi and Mona Said. Features photos of oriental dance costumes from the 1700s, 1800s and the 1900s. In English, French, German and Dutch.
Online collection of rare postcards, film posters, engravings and other paraphernalia on Oriental dance.
Production company created by Middle Eastern, Gypsy dancer Monique Monet. Offers inspirational, philosophical, and historical articles on dance and personal development.
Advice on posture and dancing to fast and slow music.
Articles, history, dance styles, how to, magazines, recipes, drum rythyms, lyric translations, spotlights on troupes, stars and videos plus dancers' directory.
Quotes, suggestions on finding dance music, lyrics to a couple of songs translated into English, and a glossary defining more than 50 terms.
Information about Raqs Sharqi. Article covers information on the different Middle Eastern dance styles, instruments, costuming, and props.
Researchers of dance traditions in the Middle East and North Africa. Articles on oriental dance and childbirth, floor work, ethics of ethnic.
Middle Eastern dance video production company and information on dancers Artemis and Yasmin. Includes current and in production titles.
Egyptian music, dance, and culture. Includes vintage film clips of popular Egyptian dancers and music available to download
An online magazine focused on Middle Eastern dance, arts, travel, and culture. Large archive of articles and reviews, North Beach history project, staff and contributor profiles, letters to the editor.
Several articles exploring topics related to belly dancing that are particularly slanted to the needs of older women.
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