belly dance

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belly dance

a sensuous and provocative dance of Middle Eastern origin, performed by women, with undulating movements of the hips and abdomen
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"The song that I'm learning belly dancing for will be a part of the promotions of the film.
At the end of 2017, Lin traveled to South Korea to compete in a belly dancing competition.
I wish people would see belly dancing the way I do, as beautiful, soft and sensuous, not erotic and exotic, but feminine.
The women usually wore elegant gowns or tunics belted low on the hip to accent the skillful "torso manipulation" of hips, abdomen and rib cage that most people associate with the term "belly dancing."
Margaret, who lives in Whitley Bay, began belly dancing in her 40s after taking night classes at Whitley Bay High School.
Over that time the show has evolved a lot and Yvette has also published a book, Belly Dancing and Beating the Odds, based on it.
"After the Newcastle show women got in touch who had breast cancer or had been through difficult times and said 'belly dancing has done that for me as well'," she says.
? ATHENS Greek Restaurant (right), Paradise Circus (opposite the Town Hall) is known for its party atmosphere with plenty of Greek dancing and belly dancing on the tables.
You can now learn belly dancing from the creme de la creme in the business!
"Belly dancing is my passion and I depend on it to earn my living," she says.
[took] you into their tent or hut for more enjoyable entertainment)." (3) This association of belly dancing and venality, or even outright sexual salability, took its place among other persistent patriarchal and colonial fantasies of access; erotic consumerism here shed the implication of deviancy, and sexual indulgences could be purchased not only easily but also for a bargain price.