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    Question India - what was the first school or teacher?

    Ignoring the myth that belly dance originated in India, when did classes etc start in India? So far I have come up with Veronica Simas de Souza in Mumbai 2006. Any advance on that?

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    Veronica does not teach BD anymore. She is now a kathak (indian classical dance) performer. There are 4 major BD dance schools in India (that I know about)
    - Kohl Belly Dance movement. (Previously veve)
    - Meher Malik's Banjara school of dance.
    - Y&S
    - Payal's dance studio.
    The belly dance community is increasing here in India with every passing day, with belly dance superstars coming here for workshops. This is a very old post, but since I am from India and no one else replied, I thought I should

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    Meher Malik has also been in India since 2006.

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    This threw me: my given mundane name is India and I thought Kashmir thought I was old enough to recall the world's first school and teacher.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    yes. Meher was one of the first belly dancers here. But she taught in Delhi and Veronica taught in Mumbai.

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