Originating from Middle Eastern dance, this beautiful art has captured the souls of all who have dared to learn its mesmerizing language.
Contrary to popular belief, learning to Belly Dance takes more than rapid movement of the hips. In many cultures Belly Dancing is considered a spiritual dance that serves as a symbol of fertility and femininity. The beauty in this dance lies in the true beauty of the woman expressing her body- her art.
Belly Dancing is a dance consisting of a limited number of traditional moves, performed in a unending number of combination’s.
While the attention of some in the audience may be captured by the the hip movement, Belly Dancing incorporates every part of the body! A complete Belly Dancing experience incorporates the graceful movements of the head, arms, and the entire torso.
Many of you know Ellen Degeneres LOVES to dance so is it any surprise that Ellen would feature a belly dancer on to her show? (What’s not obvious from the outset is that she’s going to use the occasion to promote Groupon and her Groupon page. She found a Groupon for belly dance lessons . . and, on any given month . . you might too!)
Even though I have two left feet, I would learn Belly Dancing just so I could wear the intricately beautiful costumes belly dancers wear! (Of course, I would have to hit the gym a few months prior. That’s just me.)
Yet, you don’t have to be stick skinny to belly dance. Just the opposite, since belly dancing is all about celebrating the beauty of full bodied women. So don’t use body weight as an excuse to not give it a try.
A belly dancer’s costume typically consist of a bathing suit coverage top, and a flowing skirt, so chances are you are already equipped to give it a try.
Many belly dancers accessorize their outfits with colorful dangling scarves and various forms of jingle jangle around the waist. So now you have an excuse to visit the thrift store and have some fun while there. (Keep the employees wondering while you “play” with whatever scarves or veils or suitable material you find.)
Some women include finger cymbals in order to add to the beat of their dance sequence.
So dress up and dance to your own rhythm as you emphasize your grace, power and independence as a beautiful voluptuous woman.