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

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

Learn to Belly Dance
Enrolling 2014
(South Brighton studio)
Starting February

Classes for Girls (10-13 years)
Starting in February
at South Brighton studio
Thursdays afternoons

Belly Dance History
A great lecture as part of the MEDANZ Festival
(Orewa, Auckland)
25 & 26 April

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

Belly Dance Show
... with all the major Belly Dance schools in Christchurch - plus Jen
Photos Available

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 .

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.

BellyRaqs - services for the general public - for example:

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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