BELLY DANCING

BELLY DANCING
BELLY DANCING

Belly dancing is under the Dance Category in the Health and Beauty Directory.

Belly dancing is one of the oldest forms of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the orient to India to the mid-East. Throughout history, this traditionaldance has typically been executed for other women, generally during fertility rites or parties preparing a young woman for marriage.

Belly dancing is natural to a woman's bone and muscle structure with movements coming from the torso rather than in the legs and feet like most forms of dance. Belly dancing often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them separately in patterns, weaving together the entire body.

Belly dance festivals, workshops, and seminars take place regularly, appealing to large audiences. Many dancers now study the art form intensively, traveling to the mid-East and elsewhere to experience belly dancing where it was created.