Articles

Retro lady looking shocked

The "B" Word

by Jenna


The article below is based on a post in the NYC pro bellydancers' discussion group, The Star Alliance ("BellydancePro"); Jenna responds to a suggestion to avoid use of the term "bellydance," as this term ignores the cultural origins of our dance form.

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Dancers performing Caravan of Secrets

Caravan of Secrets

By Zahra Zuhair


Being involved in Middle Eastern dance since a young girl in the early 1970’s, and becoming a teacher by the age of 20, I immersed myself in classes, workshops, and travel to the Middle East. I strived to get any information I could, and to do the best job I could as a dancer, performer, and teacher.

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Diana Tarkhan

Diana Tarkhan: A Hidden Treasure

By Zahra Zuhair


My life as an oriental dance artist has spanned three decades. Being raised in oriental dance from a young age, I’ve never lost the magic and joy that Mid-east dancing has continued to give me in my life. This ever evolving dance form, with it’s rich music and culture, has always fascinated me, and kept me searching for more knowledge. Discovering the unique talents and styles of each teacher and performer that has influenced me over the years, was like finding hidden treasure.

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