Belly dance or Bellydance is a Western-coined name for a
traditional Middle Eastern dance, especially raqs sharqi.
It is sometimes also called Middle Eastern dance or
Arabic dance in the West, or by the Greco-Turkish term.
The term "Belly dance" is a translation of the French "danse
du ventre" which was applied to the dance in the
Victorian era. It is something of a misnomer as every
part of the body is involved in the dance; the most
featured body part usually is the hips. Belly dance
takes many different forms depending on country and
region, both in costume and dance style, and new styles
have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread
globally. Although contemporary forms of the dance have
generally been performed by women, some of the dances,
particularly the cane dance, have origins in male forms
of performance. In the video below Belinda Menna teaches
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