How to belly dance. Belly dance costume, skirts, lessons
Belly dance is probably the oldest style of dance. Some experts believe that belly dance has its roots in Indian, Oriental and Middle East cultures. But its exact origin is difficult to determine. There are many different varieties of belly dance, besides as a lot of people think, it is not limited only for women.
The name of this type of dance is the translation from French “danse du ventre”, which was used for calling Victorian period dance. Nowadays belly dance is repopularized by many pop singers; the most prominent of them is Shakira. Besides, belly dance is not only popular type of dance, but an industry. There are many numerous belly dancing lessons and classes all around the world, especially in Egypt (the Ahlan WaSahlan annual festival).
The brightest movements of belly dance are movements of abdomen. They can be circular, rolling, vibrating or angular. But belly dance involves movements of all other parts of body too. They can circular movements of hands, head, and hips. Usually it is performed as a solo dance, but it can be done in group too.
Belly dance is believed to be very healthy for women health. This unique form of dancing arts is very popular, because it is relaxation and effective exercise. Moreover belly dance costumes are very beautiful, especially belly dance skirts, and there is the other reason why belly dance is so popular among women. There are even many designers who are specialized in sewing belly dance costume. The basic of the costumes for belly dance consist of bustier, layered skirts, flamboyant bells, etc. These parts of belly dance costume are various in details, because they originate from different regions. There are Egyptian, Turkish, and many others. Usually large coins, mirror work, chains are used as part of decorations for belly dance skirts or bustier.
To know how to belly dance you can watch various videos, read different articles, but the best way is to attend belly dancing classes. You should be a witness or a participant of belly dance art. The music and the significance of every movement are really important. The most wonderful thing about belly dance is that you can start learning it at any age.
There are still some stereotypes that belly dancers do not have morals. But in reality belly dance is connected with elegance and glamour. In addition it is suitable for the whole family. Belly dancing is rather often a part of weddings, children’s birthdays and other types of events.