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Egyptian Belly Dance



Modern Egyptian style Belly Dance (also known as Raks Sharki or Orientale), is very popular in the Belly Dance and Middle Eastern communities. With vocabulary that is strongly influenced by Western movement from ballet and jazz, this style is regarded as more elegant and lifted, with smaller, tighter movements. With Egyptian style performances, the dancer typically enters with a veil, and discards it early in the first song. Finger cymbals (aka zills or sagat), floorwork, and props such as swords or fan veils are very rarely used, and the dances are often choreographed or blocked. The costuming is regarded as more chic and elegant, typically incorporating more rhinestones than coins, and little to no fringe or tassels. You may see two-piece costumes with skirts that can be full or straight, or you may see a one-piece cocktail-style dress. This is the style of dance you would usually see in an Arab nightclub or restaurant, often with a live band.

Here our some great items that can help you get started with your Egyptian style Belly Dance library and wardrobe:
 
 Products (Total Items: 39)
Bellydance Basics - Princess Farhana - DVD
$14.99
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Bellydance One-on-One: Essential Technique with Virginia - DVD
$19.99
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Learn to Play Finger Cymbals - Virginia - DVD
$19.99
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Supreme Shimmies by Amar Gamal - DVD
$19.99$12.99
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Sohaila's Basics to Belly Dancing - DVD
$9.99$5.99
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Magnificent Moves: Egyptian Styling with Zahra Zuhair - DVD
$34.99
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Virginia Presents Khan Al Khalili by the Al-Ahram Orchestra - CD
$12.99
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The Essence of Bellydance - Al-Ahram Orchestra - CD
$12.99
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The Soul of Cairo - Ahmad Gibaly & Orchestra - CD
$12.99
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Raks Ayoub by Bassam Ayoub - CD
$12.99
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Leila presents Helwa: Egyptian Belly Dance Music Vol. 1 - CD
$14.99
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Rhinestone Eye Lid Gems / Liner
$8.99
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Silk Belly Dance Veil - SILVER
$39.99
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SAROYAN Nefertiti Finger Cymbals - BRASS
$29.99
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Egyptian Style Modern Oriental with Ranya Renee - DVD
$19.99
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All About Arms with Ruby - DVD
$19.99
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Discover Bellydance: BASIC DANCE with Veena & Neena - DVD
$17.99$7.99
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Discover Bellydance Series with Veena & Neena - 3 DVD set
$49.99$19.99
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PETITE 2-Piece Egyptian Style Bellydance Costume - BLACK
$99.99$79.99
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Velvet Deluxe Coin Hip Scarf - BLACK / GOLD
$15.99
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Egyptian Style Belly Dance Skirt with Ruffle Side Slit - BLACK
$37.99
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Egyptian Style Belly Dance Skirt with Ruffle Side Slit - WHITE
$37.99$24.99
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Egyptian Style Belly Dance Skirt with Ruffle Side Slit - PINK
$37.99
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Egyptian Style Belly Dance Skirt with Ruffle Side Slit - TURQUOISE
$37.99$29.99
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Egyptian Style Belly Dance Skirt with Ruffle Side Slit - PURPLE GRAPE
$37.99$29.99
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Egyptian Style Belly Dance Skirt with Ruffle Side Slit - RED
$37.99
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Egyptian Style Belly Dance Skirt with Ruffle Side Slit - ROYAL BLUE
$37.99$19.99
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Modern Khaleeji Costume Thobe / Kaftan - RAINBOW
$69.99$49.99
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Modern Khaleeji Costume Thobe / Kaftan - GREEN
$69.99$49.99
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Modern Khaleeji Costume Thobe / Kaftan - BLUE
$69.99$49.99
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Modern Egyptian Belly Dance Dress - BLACK
$89.99
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Modern Egyptian Belly Dance Dress - TURQUOISE
$89.99
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Melaya Leff Middle Eastern Folk Dress - TURQUOISE
$64.99$49.99
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Melaya Leff Middle Eastern Folk Dress - PURPLE
$64.99$49.99
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Melaya Leff Egyptian Folk Dress - RED
$64.99$49.99
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Elegant Egyptian Style Belly Dance Costume - GREEN
$129.99
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Asymmetric Professional Egyptian Style Belly Dance Costume - BLACK
$189.99
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Asymmetric Professional Egyptian Style Belly Dance Costume - PURPLE / BLACK
$189.99
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The Cloth of Egypt: All About Assiut by Dawn Devine - BOOK
$34.99
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Some of the most popular Egyptian style Belly Dancers include:

Dina and Leila of Cairo, Virginia, Amar Gamal, Ava Fleming, Jillina, Rania, Zahra Zuhair, Tamra-henna, Neena Nour, Orit Maftsir, DaVid of Scandinavia, Angelika Nemeth

AmarDinaVirginiaAva
NeenaLeilaJillinaRania

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