Middle Eastern Dance

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One of the harder to research types of medieval dance due to scant documentation, Middle Eastern Dance is nonetheless very popular. While most often focused on a single performer, there are also group dances. Dancing frequently happens at Haflas or drum circles.

Types of Middle Eastern Dance:

Some Middle Eastern Dance Terms:

Apparently from the word for 'village' a Beledi refers to a particular rhythm and/or folk dance style
Taqsim (also spelled Taksim) 
A portion of music where one instrument plays a solo, in dance traditionally this term denotes a slow dance performance with more subtle movements.
A late 20th century movement in Belly Dance toward group choreography and rustic accessories
Turkish Drop 
A dramatic move where the dancer falls to her knees, somewhat dangerous to the dancer's knee health.
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