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

Body Festival: Belly Dance Taster
Sat 4 Oct 12:30-2pm
NASDA, CPIT, Christchurch ($15)
More Info

Learn to Belly Dance
Thursdays 7:30pm
8 wk Beginner course
(South Brighton studio)
Starts 9 October

City Beginners' Bellydance
Monday Beginner classes in the city
Starts 27 October
Monday 27th FREE

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

Tanoura.

Middle Eastern Background - for example:

Flat Back.

Safe Dance Practice - for example:

Pyramid.

... and lots more

Yalla, explore the world of raqs

Belly Raqs with Kashmir

You might find the Site Index useful

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