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Belly Dancing (Free App)

Belly Dancing (Free App)

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DISCOVER MORE ABOUT BELLY DANCING. SEE LOTS OF BELLY DANCING CLASSES AND BELLY DANCE LESSONS, LEARN MORE ABOUT MAKING BELLY DANCE DANCE COSTUMES AND GET SOME NEW COSTUME IDEAS, LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY AND HEALTH BENEFITS, PLUS MUCH MORE...

This app shows you some great belly dancing moves as well as some lovely belly dance costume ideas.

Belly dance or bellydance is a Western-coined name for a "traditional West Asian" dance, especially raqs sharqi (Arabic: رقص شرقي‎).

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 is usually the hips. Belly dance takes many different forms depending on the 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.

Raqs sharqi (Arabic: رقص شرقي‎; literally "eastern/oriental dancing") is the style more familiar to Westerners, performed in restaurants and cabarets around the world. It is more commonly performed by female dancers but is also sometimes danced by men. It is a solo improvisational dance, although students often perform choreographed dances in a group.

Raqs baladi, (Arabic: رقص بلدي‎; literally "local dancing", or "folk" dance) is the folkloric style, danced socially by men and women of all ages in some Middle Eastern countries, usually at festive occasions such as weddings. However, this naming is used synonymously in Egypt with Raqs sharqi as a generic term for "belly dancing".

Belly dance was popularized in the West during the Romantic movement of the 18th and 19th centuries, when Orientalist artists depicted romanticized images of harem life in the Ottoman Empire. Around this time, dancers from Middle Eastern countries began to perform at various World's Fairs, often drawing crowds in numbers that rivaled those for the science and technology exhibits. It was during this period that the term "oriental" or "eastern" dancing was first used. Several dancers, including the French author Colette, engaged in "oriental" dance, sometimes passing off their own interpretations as authentic.

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  • (56 stars)

    by Lisa da silva on 10/02/2014

  • (56 stars)

    by Julie Clement on 20/09/2013

    Well it downloaded but won't let me watch videos or read anything. And I wouldn't give it a star at all but it won't let me

  • (56 stars)

    by Karla Ramirez on 08/07/2013

    I really.lime to learn how to dance the belly dancer

  • (56 stars)

    by Alexis Zuniga on 27/06/2013

    Can't find it on my screen

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    by Kittie Milson on 10/04/2013

    It takes forever to load, when it does it just rederects you to YouTube videos (if I wanted those I would search them) and the app doesn't like to close. Jut in typing this u have closed it out several times and it has autimatically started again and keeps relaunching sperayicaly. Uninstalling!