Middle Eastern Dance
Shamadan (Candelabras) as Props for Belly Dance
Below you will find a series of pages for learning about raqs as-Shamadan (candelabra dance).

About Candelabras
History and Cultural Context of dancing with Candelabras in Middle Eastern dances

Candelabra Basics
Buying a Candelabra
Stabilizing and Fitting your Candelabra
Candles and Fire
Taking Care of Your Candelabra

Balancing Basics
Learning to balance your candelabra on your head

Candelabra Moves
Isolations while balancing
Movements for Zeffah
Movements for Floorwork
Dancer posing in a kneeling position with Shamadan.