Raqs - the Heart of Belly Dance®
Raqs (Arabic for dance) as raqs sharqi or raqs beledi
is the underpinning of modern belly dance

Which Belly Dance Class for You?
There are
several choices

Learn to Belly Dance
8 wk Beginner course
(South Brighton studio)
Thursdays 7:30pm
Term 2 from 7 May

Fun Fitness Class
Thursdays 6pm
Belly Dance Exercise
(Risingholme, Opawa)
started 30 April
not too late to join

Blog Index
For your reading pleasure check out the
list of Kashmir's blogs

What is Belly Dance?
A short class handout
on how to decide if something is belly dance or not -
now online.

WEA Lecture
Kashmir's talk on visiting Egypt - included
short clips of dance
she saw

Raqs or Raks?
You will see both on Belly Dance websites
Which is better?

Lounge Talk
3 minutes on "what is belly dance"

Tahiya Karioka - Golden Age Belly Dancer.

Belly Dance - information for the aficionado - for example:

  • History - for the dance, famous dancers and background events
  • How Tos - from making a skirt to finding a teacher
  • Selected Moves - just the basics
Hens Night with Belly Dance.

BellyRaqs - services for the general public - for example:

Belly Dancer Kashmir (2008).

Kashmir - creator of this site


Middle Eastern Background - for example:

Flat Back.

Safe Dance Practice - for example:


... and lots more

Yalla, explore the world of raqs

Belly Raqs with Kashmir

You might find the Site Index useful

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Photos, graphics, and text are all by Kashmir (unless otherwise noted). Please give credit if using any of them.


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