Belly dancing is based on one of the oldest social dances in world history, originating in North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Belly dancing is both a beautiful form of dance and a great way to exercise. it'll help you stay in shape and allow you to express your personal creativity. belly dancing is enjoyed by many people all over the world. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of belly dancing is the isolated movements performed by the abdomen. These belly movements may be circular, rolling, angular, or vibrating.
Can I learn to belly dance?
Anyone and everyone can learn how to belly dance. Belly dance is both a beautiful art form and a great form of exercise for women (and men) of all shapes, sizes, ages, and skill levels. Unlike ballet, most belly dance moves come naturally to the body, so you don't have to be young to begin learning.
What are the health benefits of belly dancing?
Besides providing a fun, low-impact workout, belly dance strengthens and tones the entire body while developing balance and grace. Belly dancing also improves flexibility of the hips and spine as well as increases core strength. Belly dance movements, when done correctly, strengthen the deep postural muscles of the spine, abdominals, and hips. Postural alignment is a focus in every belly dance class.
Why just exercise the abs?
Although it may seem that only the abdominal area is moving, belly dancing involves several other parts of the body as well. While belly dancing, a dancer must isolate major muscle groups and work them in isolation or in opposition to other parts of the body.
Can I belly dance while pregnant?
Yes! We have taught students up to their 7th month. Belly dance is an excellent activity for toning the muscles used in childbirth. If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider.
Am I too old to belly dance?
Most dancers working the professional club/restaurant/party circuit are in the 20 - 40 age group. Dancers performing at amateur events such as belly dance festivals perform through their 50s and 60s.
Am I too heavy/tiny to belly dance?
Probably not. Most Level 1 and Level 2 belly dance movements can be done by ANYONE in reasonably good health. If you have serious health problems related to your weight, seek the advice of your doctor. For most people (even those "out of shape"), Belly dance provides a moderate workout that is very beneficial to your health no matter what size you are.
Am I too young to belly dance?
Every teacher will have her own rules on this. Ruth takes students from age 12 in adult classes.
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Lorelei's mission is to encourage more Middle Eastern Bellydance and Fusion Bellydance events in the Delaware area.
The traditional roots are important, so Lorelei plans to sponsor more workshops and shows that focus on vintage bellydance and folkloric styles. The evolution of bellydance is also important. Lorelei also organizes workshops and performances on successful fusion bellydance.
Lorelei wants to connect with more area dancers and help them connect with each other. She hopes to host more meetups and drum/dance dinners to help bring the dance community together more often.
A recent performance by Lorelei using finger cymbals to live music at Art of the Belly 2018.