belly dancing

Belly dancing for a healthy body
News Queens Courier Staff 8/25/2012 at 2:32AM

BY KETI SHARIF www.ketisharif.com Belly dancing is both a relaxing and enlivening dance that can help tone the body and improve body confidence. Its physiological benefits include improved fitness, better circulation, suppleness and correction of postural alignment. On a body confidence level, many women feel they have regained their ‘feminine self’ and become more comfortable [...]

Core groups of belly dance movements
News Queens Courier Staff 8/25/2012 at 1:28AM

BY KETI SHARIF www.ketisharif.com Belly dancing originated in the Middle East and parts of Africa. Therefore, specific moves are culturally intrinsic to various countries. For example, Egyptian baladi is very earthy and the important base movement is the downward hip drop. Turkish dance uses a lot of hip lifts. There have been many cultural and [...]