Egyptian belly dance, also known as raqs sharqi (Arabic for “dance of the East”), is a poetic sequence of gestures, characterised by soft hip movements and inherent feminine grace. Dancers sensually swirl across the stage on the balls of their feet, incorporating elements of ballet and jazz. Dramatic facial expressions are also common to bring the essence of the music to life.

Egyptian Dance Styles

The History of Egypt’s Golden Era
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Shaabi — Behind the Egyptian Party Music
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Saidi — Your Guide to the Egyptian Folk Dance