I'm teaching cane in my beginning 2 American Cabaret belly dance classes this session. Below are links on the history of the cane dance along with tips on performing with this fun prop.
In Arabic the cane is called an Asaya or Tahtib, and comes from the Sa'id region of Egypt.
Tahtib and Egyptian Raqs al-Assaya - http://www.shira.net/about/tahtib.htm
Learn Bellydance styles: Saidi and Raqs Assaya - https://bellydanceu.net/styles/learn-bellydance-styles-saidi-and-raqs-assaya/
Raqs al Assaya: Egyptian women's cane dance - https://www.casbahdance.org/raks-al-assaya-egyptian-women%C2%B4s-cane-dance/