What is Zar, exactly? And what does it have to do with bellydance? Let’s take this apart and figure it out.Read More »Bellydance Styles: Zar Ritual in BellyDance
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What does it mean to dance Egyptian Style? How is Egyptian Oriental different from other bellydance styles? Who are the most famous Egyptian dancers? You’ve come to the right place for answers.
What is American Cabaret belly dance? Is it authentic? How is it different from other belly dance styles? Who are the main influencers in this style? Let’s explore the topic in depth.Read More »Learn Bellydance Styles: American Cabaret
Turkish Oriental dance (aka Tansi Oryental) is an exotic, fiery whiz-bang style that is simply not getting enough attention these days. Let’s demystify it a little.
Read More »Learn Bellydance Styles: Turkish Oriental
What is Egyptian baladi style dance, and how is it related to other styles of bellydance? Here are all the answers, with lots of video examples.Read More »Learn Bellydance Styles: Egyptian Baladi
Bellydance Styles: Iraqi Kawleeya Dance
What is Iraqi Kawleeya (Kawleya, Kawliya, Qawliya) dance? How is it different from the Khaleegy styles bellydancers have done in the past? Why is it suddenly so popular? Where can you learn it?Read More »Learn Bellydance Styles: Iraqi Kawleeya Dances
Read More »Learn Bellydance Styles: Saidi and Raqs Assaya
Saidi dance is a folkloric dance (one of the baladi dances) from the Sa’id, a rural area in Southern (Upper) Egypt. The dance style includes a lot of energetic bouncy footwork and horse-styled steps, and frequently incorporates a stick or cane, called an Assaya (Arabic for stick). Saidi-style Raks al Assaya is the classic masculine dance of the Egyptian stage.