Middle Eastern Dance
Assaya (Canes) as Props for Belly Dance
Below you will find a series of pages for learning about raqs al-Assaya (cane dance).

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

Cane Basics
Buying a cane
Taking care of you cane

Balancing Basics
Determining the center of weight in your cane
Learning to balance your cane on your head
Tips and tricks for keeping a cane in place

Cane Moves
Isolations while balancing
Spinning, Twirling, and Turning
Taps, Thrusts, and Poses
Other Cane Moves
Cane Dance
Algerian Dancer