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Bollywood Belly Dance Bangle Set - TURQUOISE
5808 Bollywood Belly Dance Bangle Set - TURQUOISE
Bollywood Belly Dance Bangle Set with Dangles - SILVER
5800 Bollywood Belly Dance Bangle Set with Dangles - SILVER
Satin Panel Circle Skirt for Belly Dancing - BLACK
5786 Satin Panel Circle Skirt for Belly Dancing - BLACK
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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:
 
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Bellydance Basics  - Princess Farhana - DVD
Bellydance Basics - Princess Farhana - DVD
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Bellydance One-on-One: Essential Technique with Virginia - DVD
Bellydance One-on-One: Essential Technique with Virginia - DVD
Your Price: $19.99
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Learn to Play Finger Cymbals - Virginia - DVD
Learn to Play Finger Cymbals - Virginia - DVD
Your Price: $19.99
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Supreme Shimmies by Amar Gamal - DVD
Supreme Shimmies by Amar Gamal - DVD
Your Price: $19.99
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Sohaila's Basics to Belly Dancing - DVD
Sohaila's Basics to Belly Dancing - DVD
Your Price: $9.99
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Magnificent Moves: Egyptian Styling with Zahra Zuhair - DVD
Magnificent Moves: Egyptian Styling with Zahra Zuhair - DVD
Your Price: $34.99
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Virginia Presents Khan Al Khalili by the Al-Ahram Orchestra - CD
Virginia Presents Khan Al Khalili by the Al-Ahram Orchestra - CD
Your Price: $12.99
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The Essence of Bellydance -  Al-Ahram Orchestra - CD
The Essence of Bellydance - Al-Ahram Orchestra - CD
Your Price: $12.99
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The Soul of Cairo - Ahmad Gibaly & Orchestra - CD
The Soul of Cairo - Ahmad Gibaly & Orchestra - CD
Your Price: $12.99
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Raks Ayoub by Bassam Ayoub - CD
Raks Ayoub by Bassam Ayoub - CD
Your Price: $12.99
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Leila presents Helwa: Egyptian Belly Dance Music Vol. 1 - CD
Leila presents Helwa: Egyptian Belly Dance Music Vol. 1 - CD
Your Price: $14.99
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Rhinestone Eye Lid Gems / Liner
Rhinestone Eye Lid Gems / Liner
Your Price: $8.99
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Silk Belly Dance Veil - SILVER
Silk Belly Dance Veil - SILVER
Your Price: $39.99
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Egyptian Style Modern Oriental with Ranya Renee - DVD
Egyptian Style Modern Oriental with Ranya Renee - DVD
Your Price: $19.99
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All About Arms with Ruby - DVD
All About Arms with Ruby - DVD
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Discover Bellydance: BASIC DANCE with Veena & Neena - DVD
Discover Bellydance: BASIC DANCE with Veena & Neena - DVD
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Discover Bellydance Series with Veena & Neena - 3 DVD set
Discover Bellydance Series with Veena & Neena - 3 DVD set
Your Price: $49.99
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PETITE 2-Piece Egyptian Style Bellydance Costume - BLACK
PETITE 2-Piece Egyptian Style Bellydance Costume - BLACK
Your Price: $79.99
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Velvet Deluxe Coin Hip Scarf - BLACK / GOLD
Velvet Deluxe Coin Hip Scarf - BLACK / GOLD
Your Price: $15.99
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Mermaid Skirt with Ruffle Side Slit - BLACK
Mermaid Skirt with Ruffle Side Slit - BLACK
Your Price: $26.99
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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