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
Monday Beginner classes in the city
Coming Soon!

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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