Lately I have been seriously considering getting into belly dancing. Now before some of you freak out and think that it’s all about scantily clad women showing off, I invite you to watch a couple of videos I came across if you have a little bit of time.
This first video is a belly dancer named Jalila. This is probably the best routine that I have came across from watching clips of belly dancers on youtube during the past couple of weeks. She’s great!
Next is a video blogger that I have been watching for a while. Her username is SickMouth. She talks mostly about women’s issues and I just love her discussions. She did one about belly dancing a little bit ago because she has been taking classes. I thought she had some really interesting thoughts on the issue.
I have always admired belly dancers and the dance itself as an art form. There is something very sensual and creative that I would love to try out, so I have been doing a little bit of research on the history of belly dance and how it came to be, and it’s really quite interesting.
I decided to learn a bit about it first and then I will start taking classes probably sometime next year. I’m not sure if I will get into performing, but it would at least be something fun to do as a past-time.
Has anyone had any experience with belly dancing?