Loved This book!

5.0 out of 5 stars I’ve been in the oriental dance world since 1975, have had the pleasure of studying with Morocco several times, and always valued her wit, directness, and knowledge. I LOVED this book. It’s a … Continued

A Comprehensive Treatise on Middle Eastern Dance

5.0 out of 5 stars. For anyone with an interest in Raqs Sharqi–Middle Eastern Dance: performers, choreographers, cultural historians, and spectators of any stripe–this is the book for you. Legendary dancer Morocco (Carolina Varga Dinicu) shares her life … Continued

Required Reading for *Oriental* Dancers

5.0 out of 5 stars. Morocco has forgotten more about Oriental dance than almost any living dancer will ever learn. In many cases, she is the last available first-hand source of information about the people and dances that … Continued

The Indispensable Reference for Any Dancer or Instructor

5.0 out of 5 stars. Well written and researched, you will pick this book up again and again. Informative and entertaining, it is one of those rare reads that you wish was a never ending story.

Aunt Rocky’s Book Really Rocks!

5.0 out of 5 stars. As a teacher and professional performer, I find this book to be a highly valuable edition to my library. I enjoyed the anecdotal tales of the “old world” the best and also was … Continued

Oriental Dancers of Every Level Must Have This Book!

5.0 out of 5 stars This wonderful and informative book is the result of one woman’s life long love of Oriental Dance. It is packed with useful information on a wide range of topics and should be considered … Continued

Must-Have for Middle Eastern (“Belly”) Dancers!!

5.0 out of 5 stars As a devotee of Oriental dance for nearly a decade, I have a strong interest in the true history of this much misunderstood dance. As I have frequently turned to Morocco’s excellent website … Continued

A Must Read for Anyone Who Loves the Dance

5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful book. It is a great read, with wonderful sections on culture, history, music, etc. and absolutely phenomenal anecdotes. Aunt Rocky as she as known, embodies the authenticity of the dance, … Continued

A Must Have for Every Oriental Dance Fanatic

5.0 out of 5 stars. This book brings together over 50 years of experience in the field of Arabic and Middle Eastern dance. Morocco has been involved with this art form for 50 year and has travelled and … Continued