About Belly Dancing

belly dancing


Belly dancing is one of the oldest forms of dance that there is. It is a type of middle eastern dance. It involves movements of the hips and stomach. There are many different props that they use in Belly dancing. Some of those include, Canes, Veils, Zills, scarfs, and swords. I have been belly dancing since I was 13 years old. I love belly dancing. I have pretty much mastered that form of dance. Belly dancing has a rich history. Women would belly dance for each other to show there feminine power and to help other women give birth. Belly dancers would perform belly dancing in temples and would take fighters swords and show them that not only could they do the complex dance movements of belly dancing but they could do it while balancing their swords on their heads at the same time. I love dancing. I have my own dance channel on Youtube. Sometimes I will practice dance or take a video of me or my dance team performing. Here is a video of me practicing belly dancing at home.  

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y7MkdN9-jU&w=640&h=360]

Belly dancers also where costumes with coins because many years ago men would have the women wear there coins to show their wealth on them. So belly dancers have adapted that custom into what they wear. Belly dancers wear, hip scarves, sometimes skirts or harem pants and coin bracelets, tops and head wear. There are a few different styles of belly dancing. There is traditional belly dancing and also there is tribal style belly dancing. I was able to train at the world famous Fat Chance Belly Dancing Studio in San Francisco, California. I started belly dancing by taking a class offered for the community through the community college when I was just 13 years old. I feel in love with belly dancing ever since. Belly Dancers perform independently and sometimes they are part of a Belly Dancing Troupe.

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