Belly Dance Styles 2

Belly Dance Styles How do you label the many dance styles danced and performed by belly dancers? Defining the styles of belly dance can be a touchy subject, as some dancers mistakenly think that there are standardized terms for all belly dance styles. Yes, there are many universal names that are unchangeable, especially when defining […]

Vintage Belly Dance Music

Vintage Belly Dance Music from the Golden Era of Egyptian Belly Dance: For quite some time, I’ve been fascinated with vintage belly dance legends from the Golden Era. This led me to add more vintage belly dance music to my personal collection. I found that many of my favorite songs that were used in the […]

Classic Belly Dance Songs

Classic Belly Dance Songs for Egyptian Belly Dancers: Every serious dancer should be familiar with classic belly dance songs. Sahra Saeeda advises everyone to learn at least 3 that you know inside and out. In Cairo there were four classic, top singers, including Oum Kalthoum, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Abdel Halim Hafez, and Farid al-Atrash. Many […]

Sahra Saeeda

Sahra Saeeda – My Idol! WEEEE! I bought my ticket and paid for my course!!! I’m taking 20 hours of instruction with Sahra Saeeda! For those who don’t know anything about her, you can visit her online at She will be coming to Seattle, too! I can’t wait. Comments: Sahra was an exceptional teacher, […]


Leila of Cairo Leila is one of my favorite post modern Egyptian style dancers, and you have to admit that she is drop-dead gorgeous. Besides this, you have to respect her tenacity. Originally from the Northwest, north of Seattle, she quickly became one of Seattle’s most loved and regularly booked dancers. Determined to make a […]

Belly Dance Styles

Belly Dance Styles (Middle Eastern Dance) “Belly dance” is a common term used to represent past and present styles of folkloric, cabaret, and contemporary dance, originating in the Middle East. The term is used so broadly that a more specific title is warranted in order to properly represent the dance. Of course there is subjectivity […]

Belly Dance Videos

Belly Dance Videos – An Historical Timeline of Egyptian Legends Here are belly dance videos of legendary Egyptian dancers performing mostly raqs sharki. I have placed the clips in historical order; so it’s also an historical reference, showing how Egyptian dance evolved and changed as it progressed through the 30s, 40s and 50s (Classical), into […]

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