Belly Raqs® with Kashmir

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What's Beledi? Looking at what the word means and an overview of the style
Salomé and the "Dance of the 7 Veils" Another one in teh Myth Busting series - about the first time the Dance of the Seven Veils was performed
7 ways a Belly Dancer moves An introduction to seven underlying movement types that form the Belly Dance movement vocabulary.
Danse du Ventre - and other names for Belly Dance "Danse du ventre" is one of the earliest names Europeans gave "Belly dance". This explores where it came from and pulls in 19 other names for our dance.
4 Reliable Belly Dance books reliable and accessible books worth buying to extend your belly dance knowledge
"Raqs" or "Raks"? Why one way of spelling the Arabic word for "dance" is better than the other.
Did Little Egypt bring Belly Dance to the West? an often repeated myth on the internet. Here's the facts about Little Egypt.
5 Reliable Online Sources for Belly Dance Information a start if you want to do some of your own research for free - at home.
Is "Belly Dance" the same as "Middle Eastern Dance"? particularly relevant with the MEDANZ Festival this month.
What's "Oriental Dance" (in the belly dance world)? as with the video on raqs sharqi, a term you should be familiar with.
Where did the term "Belly Dance" come from? not where the dance comes from - just the term
Is the term "Belly Dance" the same as "Raqs Sharqi"? if you have never heard of the term "raqs sharqi" this is a must read; if you use it normally rather than "belly dance" this may give you pause.
7 Optional Elements of Belly Dance Every belly dance performance should include most of these elements
4 Cardinal Characteristics of Belly Dance What every belly dance performance should include
Exploring the Heart of Belly Dance An introduction to me and the channel's aims.

"Belly Raqs"® is Kashmir's style of belly dance which is grounded in the styling of its birth place -
the Middle East and particularly (for Kashmir) Egypt and available in Christchurch, New Zealand.

* raqs in Arabic raqs means dance
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includes articles for the dedicated convert

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