Belly dancing is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form.
It is beneficial to the spine, as the full-body undulations help lengthen the spine and strengthen surrounding muscles. It is also an excellent prenatal and postnatal exercise that tones many of the muscles used in childbirth.
It is generally practiced barefoot, thought by many to emphasize the intimate physical connection between the dancer, her expression, and Mother Earth.
Danced to a variety of music genres form Arabic pop to Egyptian Saidi to modern Tribal Fusion, Belly Dance is also a multi-cultural experience of feminine expression.