Opinion Poll: Naming The Dance?

If you want to be perfectly accurate, the correct name for what Americans dubbed "belly dancing" is Oriental dance. That's what the Arabic term "raqs sharqi" translates to, and so does the Turkish "oryantal". Which name do you actually like best? Here's a chance to voice your own opinion! Only one vote per visitor, please!

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1) Which name do you most prefer to use for the performing art that arose in Egypt and Lebanon?
Oriental dance
Middle Eastern dance
Belly dance
Raqs sharqi
Women's dance
Goddess dance
None of the above
 

Poll reflects votes since October 26, 2002.

Thanks for submitting your own vote! Please come back and check periodically to see what the consensus is from everyone!

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