World Bellydance Day
Bellydance Dance is the time to get up and move that belly! Although it is a funny name, belly dancing is one of the most cherished styles of dance in history. It is practiced in many variations around the globe. It’s part of some cultures!
This type of dancing requires that dancers use their trunks to perform complex moves. They are often dressed in elaborate costumes. Depending on where you live, you might see different styles and types of dance moves. This day celebrates this amazing dance style.
Although it is hard to prove this, bellydancing was believed to have originated in the Middle East. It is clear that it has roots in antiquity. There are numerous sources from Roman and ancient Greek literature that talk of dancers performing the undulating movements and casting castanets, which are indicative of the style.
European travellers would tell of Eygpt’s belly dancers in the 18th century. In the Ottoman Empire, it was said that belly dancing was often used as entertainment in Sultan’s palaces.
Belly dancing can be used both as an entertaining, folk dance or as an artistic performance. The dance is no longer restricted to the Middle East. Many interpretations of the original style are now available in the West.
Are you looking for a new hobby or an activity to help you lose weight? Bellydancing might be your answer. Check out the internet to find dance studios in your area that offer belly dancing classes. Sign up today! It can be exhausting for the first few lessons! This dance is more difficult than you think.
You can watch a performance of belly dance or learn about the different styles that borrow from it. YouTube is a great way to watch amazing performers, even if you are unable to attend a performance space or theater. Today, use #BellydanceDay to share photos of the incredible performers you’ve found on social media.