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The choices on this menu lead you to hundreds of articles with bellydance information to inspire you, entertain you, and assist you in learning all about Oriental dance, which many people refer to as "belly dancing".
Right now you can find the beginnings of an educational resource I am compiling for tribal bellydancers who wish to learn more about the many histories behind our art form, and the future we are creating together.
The Gypsy Lore Society, an international association of persons interested in Gypsy and Traveler Studies, information aimed at increasing understanding of these cultures in their diverse forms; and establishment of closer contacts among scholars studying any aspects of these cultures.
Belly dance has evolved in many different countries through different ways and little is preserved to give an idea how it was centuries ago. This collection has pieces as old as 1714, probably the earliest account on printed paper.
This site is dedicated to the art, science and technique of designing and making Middle Eastern belly dance costumes. My name is Dawn Devine ~ Davina and I am the author of Embellished Bras, Costuming from the Hip, From Turban to Toe Ring and Bedlah, Baubles and Beads.
Here are links to other male dancers, articles I've found on male dancers, and a few of the more important general Belly Dance links. And then there are a few links I've thrown in that have nothing to do with Belly Dance at all!
The goal of the Rakkas group is promote Oriental Dance, Bellydance, Middle Eastern Folk Dance, and Belly Fusion among men, young men, and boys alike. It was also set to share, meet, and discus these artforms.
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