Shimmy Mob - Washington, DC

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Egyptian Dance

The objective of World Belly Dance Day is to celebrate and educate oriental music and dance. The following is a very basic information to begin your belly dance journey. Enjoy!

Belly dance or 'Raks Sharki' as it is called in Arabic, refers to a collection of traditional and modern cabaret styles of dance in the Middle East. 

Here is a collection of maps to understanding the geography and some history of this part of the world -- Click here to see maps

Enjoy this menu to gain a brief peek at the history and a starting place to begin your dancer knowledge.