Middle-Eastern dance

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"Oriental dance" redirects here. For oriental dance in popular culture, see Belly dance.
Musicians and a dancing boy (bacha) in Samarkand, ca. 1910
"Köçek troupe at a fair" at Sultan Ahmed's 1720 celebration of his son's circumcision. Miniature from the Surname-i Vehbi, Topkapı Palace, Istanbul.

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:

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