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    Dear Group,
    As an instructor, I am always interested in knowing which dances people want to learn. I teach a variety of dances, including Egyptian belly dance, American style veil dance and double veil, Egyptian , Palestinian and Saudi and Gulf folkloric. These dances are my main areas of knowledge, but I continue toi be interested in learning other forms.
    My main love is Egyptian belly dance, followed closely by dances of the Gulf and Saudi Arabia, and I feel that I have a good grasp on these dances, but I keep learning all I can. Right now, I am attracted to learning about Turkish Rom, Turkish belly dance and have a new interest in Lebanese belly dance. What dances are all of you particularly interested in learning?

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    Are we speaking in general dances or specific for oriental dance styles?

    Well I had today my Flamenco lesson and i loved it !!!

    Tango Argentino

    From Oriental dance, I would like to explore Gulf dances, Moroccan and Algerian.
    My plan is to be very good at various styles of Dabke (i'm just good enough now) as i'm teaching folk cretan dances that are similar 20 years.

    I've done a bit Iranian and it was magic, but there are no instructors in Greece and not many serious workshops around (Europe).

    Maria Aya

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    I'm very, very interested in learning more about dabke. I plan on going to Lebanon sometime this fall/winter and taking several classes with folkloric teachers. I already know quite a bit but I need some additional training on the theatricalized version which is more suited for stages/nightclubs.

    Currently, I'm doing some research on the Kawliya dance in Iraq which has some similarities with Ra2s Khaleeji but has some obvious differences. Some day I hope to actually get in touch with dancers of this style (whether in Iraq or in Jordan/Syria).

    I'm also very interested in the folkloric dances of bedouin especially the sword dances. And there's always drag melaya leff

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    I'm learning mainly Egyptian bellydance now (and some Turkish bellydance and occasional lessons of Turkish Roman dance) and I would like to learn more about Egyptian bellydance and Turkish Roman. And I want to learn Samba (which I'll probably learn by the end of this year or next year at ballroom dance class).

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    I'd jump at a chance to take anything new- the only drawback to living in God's Country is that God hasn't imported a lot of belly dance styles, and I have to travel a long way for workshops, which aren't the same as taking regular classes, anyway. I'd love to take Egyptian and Turkish both, and I've always wanted to learn Flamenco (great for those of us with bum knees, hmmm?)

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    Hi Everyone, Well among Middle Eastern styles I would like to learn more about the true folkloric dances from the Saidi region of Egypt and the Sinai. But I'm especailly interested in learning Nubian dance styles and music. I would also like to learn more about Turkish style since it seems to be the closer precursor to American style.
    Other global dances I would like to learn and dance to are West African(Nigerian, Ghananian and from Togo), Caribbean &Cuban dances. 've just deeloped a fascination for Flamenco as well. Oh boy where will I find the time?
    Yasmine

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    I am primairly interested in Egyptian but jump at the chance to do Lebanese, Turkish ( the older type with the earthy feel), and Turkish Rom dancing. As for other types, I'd love to do Hula, Tahitian, and Flamenco

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    I am pretty new to BDing, but the classes I had last spring with the mean ole lady were Egyptian. I did like that style of dance. I started a new class this week with a wonderful, kind and sweet teacher. It is what she calls western belly dancing? The class was great fun and I look forward to next weeks class already. I would like to learn Turkish and I am open to pretty much anything that comes my way

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    Turkish Oryantal, raks al nashar, Latin ballroom dances

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    well, we don't have any instructors in Trinidad that teach any one of the styles in particular. I believe we do AmCab at my studio, but my instructor will never cop to it (i love her anyway).
    I'd love to learn Egyptian and Lebanese style in Oriental dance.
    I've also done some Flamenco and i still do Tango, i'd love to learn more of them both.

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