Great Belly Dancing Man
by Weam Namou
Many feel that dancing is a healthy form of getting rid of stress. Today, belly dancing has been adopted by nations all over the world, and is seen as more of an art form than as entertainment. According to an article written by Farhad Peikar, in China belly dancing has become a favorite among the youth, and not just for girls. Boys are equally receptive of the new dance and have joined studios in major cities.
I think the guy in this video would be a great candidate for teaching belly dancing.
Weam, I wonder what you think about this Indian interpretation of belly dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAu2veH6O_Y
ELisabeth, a month or so ago I rented an Indian dance workout DVD called “Bollywood Booty.” I couldn’t believe how similar some of the moves were to belly dancing. It was so much fun (and not easy) and even my daughter enjoyed it.
Isn’t belly dancing actually adopted from Indian forms of dance?
From the research that I had done, I found that different resources pointed to different parts of the world as the origins of belly dancing. Some said it was from Egypt and the Middle Eastern countries. Others claimed it stemmed from Persia. Others said it was from India. Given how similar these ethnicities’ dance moves are, it definitely seems like they adopted the techniques off of each other.