belly dance


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belly dance

n.
1. A dance probably of Middle Eastern origin, traditionally performed solo by a woman and characterized by sinuous hip and abdominal movements.
2. A performance of this dance.

bel′ly-dance′ v.
belly dancer n.

belly dance

n
(Dancing) a sensuous and provocative dance of Middle Eastern origin, performed by women, with undulating movements of the hips and abdomen
vb
(Dancing) (intr) to perform such a dance
belly dancer n

bel′ly dance`


n.
a solo dance performed by a woman, emphasizing sinuous movements of the hips and abdomen.
[1895–1900]
bel′ly danc`er, n.
bel′ly danc`ing, n.

belly dance

A solo dance performed by a woman with sinuous, provocative movements of the belly and hips.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.belly dance - a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomenbelly dance - a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen
choreography, stage dancing - a show involving artistic dancing
Verb1.belly dance - perform a belly dancebelly dance - perform a belly dance    
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
Translations
vatsatanssi
göbek dansıoryantal

belly dance

ndanza del ventre
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The show is being organised by local belly dance teacher Val Rainbow and her two troupes, to raise funds for Mencap Pathway.
She fell in love with belly dance in 2006 and has since become one of the well-known names in belly dance, having trained with and shared the stage with some of the leading names in International Oriental Dance.
There is so much enthusiasm for Belly Dance here in the Kootenays," says Kesavah.
Editors McDonald, who holds an advanced degree in Arab and Islamic studies, and Sellers-Young, who teaches dance at York University, collect 13 essays on trends, styles, dances, and music of belly dance, examining global and local forces as belly dance moves across cultural boundaries.
I then took a lot of courses taught by professional belly dance trainers and after about three years I became a professional.
Nataliya performed for seven years with top Ukrainian belly dance superstar Ira Shaporenko.
She's now a soloist with Johara Dance Company, trains other dance teachers, lectures around the country on belly dance and has done many workshops in Newcastle, as well as creating Dance Yourself Happy Classes that combine dance and Laughter Yoga.
There are touches of humour, such as the belly dance teacher being a hippopotamus.
I dance to modern Arabic music but you can belly dance to whatever music you like - whatever makes you want to move.
What we need are vocational training institutes, not belly dance schools.
Italian-born belly dance instructor Valeria Lo Iacono, who is taking the classes, said: "Belly-dancing is great for people of all ages, shapes and sizes and really focuses on strengthening the core muscles and toning the hips, waist and thighs as well as playing a key role in improving people's emotional health.
Meital learned how to belly dance from an Egyptian teacher in a London dance school and believes that "through cooperation between dancers we can achieve peace," Egypt's al-Masry al-Youm reported Israel's Hebrew paper, Maariv, as saying.