Belly Dancing

Belly dancing is based on one of the oldest social dances in world history; originating in North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Belly dancing is both a beautiful form of dance and a great way to exercise. It will help you stay in shape and allow you to express your personal creativity.

Belly dancing is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure with movements emanating from the torso rather than in the legs and feet. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form.

Belly Dancing Health Benefits:

Improved posture and toning of the arms, shoulders, hamstrings and glutes, Aiding digestion, Stress reduction, Weight loss, Prevent Osteoporosis and Strengthen Bones.  Belly Dancing will enhance a woman’s feminine presence and sensuality. Women look and feel beautiful dancing this art form.  Belly Dancing teaches women how to use the art form as a way of self-empowerment, helping them to gain a healthy body image.  


Belly Dance Movements:


  • Percussive movements – Percussive movements using other parts of the body can include lifts or drops of the rib-cage and shoulder accents.
  • Fluid movements – Flowing, sinuous movements in which the body is in continuous motion, used to interpret melodic lines and lyrical sections in the music, or modulated to express complex instrumental improvisations.
  • Shimmies, shivers and vibrations – Small, fast, continuous movements of the hips.  Shimmies are commonly layered over other movements, and are often used to interpret rolls on the or riq or fast strumming of the oud or qanun (instrument).