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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Lin worked as a janitor diligently cleaning KTV rooms and entertainment centers every day to save enough money to take belly dancing classes.
I wish people would see belly dancing the way I do, as beautiful, soft and sensuous, not erotic and exotic, but feminine.
That style of dress is more common with "folkloric" Middle Eastern dance, such as the medieval Andalusian-inspired muwashahat, rather than the bare-midriff costumes that are typical of Egyptian or American cabaret-style belly dancing, Hula said.
Margaret, who lives in Whitley Bay, began belly dancing in her 40s after taking night classes at Whitley Bay High School.
WITH shows, live music and belly dancing, Ulysses Greek Restaurant has been in Birmingham since 1986.
You can now learn belly dancing from the creme de la creme in the business
Belly dancing (Raqs Sharqi) became popular in Cairo's nightclubs in the 1940s.
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.
Pune- based Shiraz is a student and has learnt belly dancing by watching various belly dancing videos on YouTube and has never taken any professional lessons.
Belly dancing traces back to ancient Egypt, where they were used as part of religious ceremonies.
Summary: CAIRO - A group of unidentified businessmen has launched three international Arabic-language television channels as part of a project to promote Egyptian belly dancing in the region and abroad.