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

Are you interested in a challenge that improves fitness and self-image and lets you explore a new culture? Ever wanted to try belly dance? Why not now?

Join Kashmir as she shares the secrets of real belly dance movement (it's in the hips and abs); introduces the sounds and rhythms of the Middle East; dispels myths; and provides an opportunity for laughter and achievement.

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
Which Belly Dance Class for You?
There are
several choices

Learn to Belly Dance
8 wk Beginner course
(South Brighton studio)
Started 19 April -
not too late to join

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

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

Lounge Talk
3 minutes on "what is belly dance"
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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