Belly dance is the scenic evolution of various traditional ancient dances from the Middle East, along with others from North Africa and Greece. It has been traditionally folk, improvised by a single dancer, although now you can see shows with choreography and several dancers. This dance is characteristic of women. Its origin dates back to fertility celebrations, elements of nature or religious. However, over time, some gentlemen have participated in fantasy styles as well.
Belly dance is characterized by its smooth and fluid movements, dissociating and coordinating at the same time the different parts of the body. For example, the arms can go at a different rate than the one that marks the hip. The focus is mainly on the hip and belly, alternating fast and slow movements and it is emphasized in the area of abdominal muscles, with chest and shoulder movements, as well as with meandering arms. The undulating, rotating movements, which are usually slow symbolize sadness; On the other hand, with the fast movements, stomping and vibrations, the dancer expresses joy. All the movements of this dance are related to nature, for example, the soles of the feet rest well on the ground, which symbolizes the earth, or also when the dancer extends her arms they always form a semi U and are never fallen , this symbolizes the birds. For each element there is a rhythm, and for each song a technique. You can also use elements such as the veil, saber or zills that make it more colorful.
In the belly dance classes we will use the technique to merge with the music, making the most of each one because each body has its own unique language. Our tools will be: knowledge of music (instruments and rhythms), improvisation, technique (hip, movement in space, arms, etc.) and elements such as veil, fans, wings and others.