**Bellies here is yet another juicy offering… I haven’t quite had time yet to delve into the blog posts in depth but his blog seems to be filled with different aspects of the dance. At quick glance I see that the main categories are About Belly Dance, Belly Dance, Belly Dance Costumes and Belly Dance Styles. I think there is about 20 articles or so. I plan to return and read them all but for today I’m bringing you this as I continue catching up on posting events Like I said, I only scanned the article so I am not agreeing or disagreeing, I am simply adding someone else’s voice to the dialogue of local bellydance **
The following are excerpt from several of Mystic Belly Dance Blog:
Do you love to dance? Why not try belly dancing! Women have been belly dancing for centuries and love the way the movements work so naturally with their muscle structure. The weaving and flowing motions can help keep you healthy and fit. Some people think you only work out the stomach and hips but when you belly dance, you are working out your entire body. One of the things that makes this dance so much fun is the belly dancing clothes. They are bright and colorful accented with flowing scarves, veils and other accessories like finger cymbals and exotic jewelry.
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Know More about Belly Dancing
Article by David H. Urmann
Belly dancing originated from various sources which are why there are lots of theories about its origin. It is known world-wide and practiced by a lot of people.
As far as world history is concerned, Belly Dancing is among the oldest societal dances. It is believed that it originated from the Eastern Mediterranean. This is due to the fact that there are similarities in Egyptian artwork poses and modern dance.
Belly dancing have two forms that are called raqs baladi and raqs sharqi. Raqs baladi is a social dance in Lebanon and Palestine. It is performed by everyone during festivities such as weddings that are intended for celebrations and mere fun. The theatrical version of Belly dancing is the “raqs shargi”. Raqs sharqi is the most popular type of dance in the United States today. Both forms of Belly dancing can be performed with female and male dancers.
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Find Out About Belly Dancing Bra Belt Sets
Article by Dane Stanton
Want to know everything about Belly Dancing Bra Belt Sets, and every other possible topic about this wonderful past time? This article will review a common and very important topic regarding belly dancing. Belly dancing bra belt sets are an essential item for any experienced or even amateur belly dancer. This belt you could say, is like the foundation of this type of dancing. We all know that belly dancing is focused on flowing movement of the hips and stomach region and this being said, it is important for a serious belly dancer to use a good belt that is matching and also accentuates the torso area.
The Belly Dance Certification Question
Many years ago when I was just starting out in belly dance, I can remember certain dancers telling me to get out of belly dance because I wasn’t any good. You have to wonder why dancers who themselves have goals and aspirations would want to diminish mine. But the reality of our dance world can be shocking to a novice and a cautious endeavor to a veteran. Unfortunately this is our world but only a small part of it. As time went on I kept on practicing and training with dancers who I felt were exceptional. And 24 years later I’m still belly dancing and creating a path along the way that other dancers can join along if they so choose. I remember one time a reporter asked me how I would define myself as a dancer and the only thing that came to my mind was the word “lone wolf”. Ok, yes I am romantically infatuated with wolves but in my heart this felt like the best description. Since than I tell people that I am a lone wolf in this field because I am unconventional in my way of dancing. Dancing for me is a creative expression that cannot be contained in a box. How would you define the Universe if so asked? This would be hard to do because there is so much of the Universe we haven’t seen. And I believe that there is so much of dance to be discovered. So than I ask you a question, why would you want to be certified in an art form that has to do with the creative mind which is vast and full of new and boundless discoveries? Oh I’m sure there are those dancers who would say that if you are learning a cultural dance than you should learn to dance it correctly. I’m one of them and I totally agree. Ok so I’m going to play devils advocate here; with so many dance teachers out there how do you know you are learning the correct way?
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And many other articles with unearthed gems waiting to be read