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The dance that many people know as "Belly Dance" is known by the Arabs as "Raqs al-Sharq" (literally Dance of the Orient/East) or Raqs Sharqi (Oriental Dance) while the Turks call it Oryantal Dansı (Oriental Dance) or Göbek (Belly) Dansı. Oriental Dance belongs to a family of dances that can be found in North Africa (Maghreb) and the Middle East which are characterized by strong pelvic and hip work including thrusts, rotations and “shimmies”. The torso, abdomen and shoulders are also used in the vocabulary of these dances.
Contemporary Oriental Dance has two main branches, Turkish and Egyptian although Lebanese style is sometimes considered as another main branch. Due to its immense popularity in the United Sates, American Style is becoming an internationally accepted style, including sub-branches like “Tribal” Belly Dance. (The majority of the Oriental Dance performance and instructional DVDs on the market are American which is imposing the American style world-wide).
 
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Belly Dance Japan Vol.27,  P.76, 2014
Belly Dance Japan vol27, P.76,2014
Belly Dance Japan vol.27 P.76 2014
Belly Dance Japan vol.27 P.76 2014
Belly Dance Japan vol.27 P.77 2014
Belly Dance Japan vol.27 p.77 2014
Belly Dance Japan vol.27 P.77 2014
Belly Dance Japan vil.27 p.77 2014
Belly Dance Japan Vol.30 Nov, 2014
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