Happy New Year! : Middle Eastern Dance - What's New?
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Happy New Year!

by Cassandra on 01/04/12

Happy New Year everyone!  This is an exciting year for Middle Eastern Dance as were opening up our on-line classes.  We're currently in the beta-testing stage (thank you to everyone who volunteered to help with beta-testing) and will hopefully be opening the classes to the public this summer.  Keep watching for updates on course information.  Besides the history class that is currently going I'm working on developing several other types of on-line supplement classes as well.  Additionally now that I'm mostly done with the course I can get back to updating the rest of the site so as a New Years treat I've just finished updating the hip lifts page and I added two new movement desriptions as well as three video tutorials to it.  Enjoy!  Keep an eye out for more updates I'm hoping to get phase II completed by the end of February which means all of the movements pages and props pages (including things like veil work, floorwork, cane, and sword) will be updated to the new look and hopefully have lots of video demonstrations to help you visualize the descriptions.  This year will be busy with updating the site and adding new features and information so I hope everyone has a great year and continues to benefit from all of the information here on the site.

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Ahalan Wa Sahalan!  Welcome to Middle Eastern Dance.  This site is an informational resource on Middle Eastern Dance.  Although the main focus is on what is commonly called "Belly Dance" there is information on other dances of the Middle East, North Africa, Mediterranean, Balkans, and the Indian Sub-continent.  My goal is to give people (dancers especially) easy access to understanding the dances and cultures from which they come.  With somewhere around 400 pages and growing this site is full of information to keep you busy.  Take some time to look around, you won't regret it.  I've tried to organize information into logical hierarchies so please explore.  Use the navigation menu at the top of the screen to check out the different pages.  There are hundreds of pages of how-to's many of which now feature video and other visual or audio aids.  Learn about history, music, styles and more.  If your a dancer looking to advertise your services for hire check out the Dancer's Directory, just fill out this form for a listing. You can also advertise you classes if you are an instructor in our classes directory by filling out the following form.  If you own a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean Restaurant or Deli and would like to list your Restaurant in our Restaurant section please fill out the following form.  Visit the chat room and talk with fellow dancers.  If you have a minute please take some time to vote in the polls.  Be sure to check back regularly to see what's new!
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