Khaleegy is a mixture of modern style and traditional folkloric dance from the  Persian Gulf around the Arabic  peninsula. The name of the dance literally means “gulf” in Arabic and it is danced by local women in weddings and other social events. Belly dancers have been performing khaleegy style for decades now particularly at weddings to usher in the festivities and dancing. In this 2 hour workhop we will explore the unique khaleegy movements. We will look at the safe way to do the hair toss, as this is synonymous with the style and we will also look at movements that can be accentuated rather than hindered by the thobe.


A khaleegy thobe is required. There will be a few spares to lend as well.

Sarafina - Hair Raising Khaleegy