Belly dancing is often the form of entertainment at Moroccan restaurants in the United States because of course it is a very sensual form of dance. While belly dancing is popular in the United States, its origin is from the Middle East and North Africa. Egypt is considered the mecca of belly dancing but other countries where it’s popular are Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey and of course Morocco.
Theories abound about the development of the dance but the one that makes the most sense to me is that all that abdominal and hip movement assisted women in childbirth.
Many thanks to our teacher Stephanie Kanan for her wonderful instruction!
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