Belly Dancing has travelled across many empires over the past centuries and now includes several different rhythms and arrangements while still honouring the historical elements of the dance. It became popular in the West due to the cultural influence of the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey), spreading across Europe, Australia and the Americas. 

In classic Belly Dancing, the body becomes one with the rhythm of the music which encourages it to move fluently, like water. The hips, abdomen and chest lead the way while the arms communicate the voice of your heart as they outline the body and follow the expressive movements of this dance. Belly Dancing isn't just an artistic performance, it also generates incredible physical and emotional health benefits. 

Expect to sweat and burn calories in this practice while strengthening muscles, improving flexibility and releasing those feel-good hormones!


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