The traditional dances of the Middle East (also known as oriental dance) span a large variety of folk traditions throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

For detailed information on specific dances of the region, see the main entries as follows:

Belly dance, correctly termed raqs sharqi, raqs beledi depending on the style
Ghawazi, traditional performative dance of the Egyptian Dom people
Çiftetelli, Turkish folk dance found in the core territories of the former Ottoman Empire
Persian dance
Assyrian folk dance (i.e. khigga)
Turkish dance

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