Belly Dance Style / TermsMon, April 30, 2007 - 1:50 PM
May I ask you a question about dance style and terms? Are Delilah and Del Vecchio cabaret style dancers? In my surfing, I haven't come across any articles discussing what the different dance styles are. Is "belly dance" an appropriate term or is it degrading? I have gotten some mixed feedback. I do not mean to offend but I do not know if Middle Eastern Dance Oriental or Raks Sharki is the "belly dance" that I mean to refer to. Why is "belly dance" a bad term for some people?
Thanks again, Khrystynne
Hi Khrystynne! (great name)
Please forgive me for returning your message now as I have had problems with my computer - but all is fixed now.
Thanks for your great and informative comments regarding our video. We will be coming out with more videos series - instructional. The last set was more fitness oriented; they should be released by x-mas.
The term belly dance was a misconception and mispronunciation - it was really called "belady dance", which means "dance of the people." It was a dance of celebration for women, and by women. We have family in the Middle East, and we're not offended by the word "belly dance." Some Egyptians prefer the dance to be called oriental dance. I'm sure the other dancers explained alot of your questions by now. Hope it helps!
Love Veena & Neena (The BellyTwins) www.pinkgypsy.com/bellytwins - pictured above is one of their Music CDs for sale on the Pink Gypsy web site.
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