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is its western name and the exact reasons behind its origins are debated - with theories ranging from the idea it is descended from a religious dance practiced by temple priestesses to it being part of a traditional birthing practice - used to demonstrate or ease childbirth.
Last year she dressed up in a costume and took part in a show at the school where her bellydancing
class performed to a U2 song.
Music will be provided by Ben Scharf, the Anvil Blasters, Brad Tisdel, Dennis Fehling and Karen Therese, with bellydancing
by Raqsafar Bellydance.
I discovered there was an underground scene among American women who were fanatical about bellydancing
Secretary of the group, Maura Whitehead from Honley, was similary smitten when she first saw bellydancing
performed at Huddersfield's Hudawi Centre two years ago.
From Indian-inspired weaving, craft-work, photography and ceramics in the marquees in Victoria Square, to Capoeira, bellydancing
and Japanese drumming on the Monarch Beach.
Also on the bill will be performances by Newport dance crewBlitz Boyz, bellydancing
and salsa acts, as well as rap and jazz.
Attractions include the Sambassadors of Groove, Royal Spa Brass, pets corner, plant and cake stalls, bellydancing
, barbecue, beer and tea tent, raffle draw and much more.
Despite exotic Arab stage names like Petite Jamilla and Amar Gamal, the Bellydance Superstars are all Americans who chanced upon bellydancing
at the gym or dance classes before taking it up professionally.
Other performances include the Eugene Peace Choir, Jackstraw (bluegrass), Gamelan Sari Pandhawa (Indonesian), bellydancing
, African dance, folk dance of India, Flamenco Chico and the inspira- tional music of Windhorse.
In a desperate bid to stay in the house, he told bellydancing
newcomer Becki that he fantasised about seeing her in a school uniform.