Written for female students familiar with common folk and belly dance steps and terms, this booklet contains a brief overview of ancient Arabic dance, suggestions on how to create your own choreographies, and a variety of simplified written dance routines that work for either folk or cabaret. The dance directions are for the following music compilations:
"Raks Araby" from the album The Art of Belly Dancing by George Abdo. On the slow side, this rhythmic fun music can be inserted within any area of your long program;
"Balady" from the album Strictly Belly Dancing by Eddie Kochak. The perfect percussion rhythms for a short, dynamic drum solo.
"Aman Aman" from the album An Oriental Bouquet by Harry Saroyan. Semi-speedy, powerful music that is often used as entrance or exit music (or both); and
"Farhat Shabab" from the album Belly Dance by Setrak Sarkissian. Truly a folksy, happy piece that works equally as well for tribal, village, or belly dance styles.