Any Body Can (Belly) Dance!

Move over Salsa and make way for Belly Dance!

The crowd in Bangalore is always waiting to tap their toes, sway their hips and have a ball on the dance floor! Dance shows, dance parties and workshops are essentials for dance aficionados. And Belly Dance is very happening & trending this season.

Belly Dance, believed to have origins from a French term (danse du ventre) meaning “dance of the stomach, is actually a misnomer! Belly Dance does not involve only one’s belly (be it flat, pot or beer) but every part of the body; the most featured body part is usually the hips. The focus of the dance is on relaxed, natural isolations of the torso muscles, rather than on movements of the limbs through space.

Originating from Turkey and Egypt, and contrary to the popular misconception as a dance of seduction, it was and is danced when women gather together to socialize in the middle east. Psst…, insiders share that women also chose potential brides for their sons according to the way the girl dances. Belly Dance was popularized in the western world by James Bond movies and recently sensational Shakira.

Belly dance is a non-impact, weight-bearing exercise and is thus suitable for all ages. It creates self-confidence, as women learning the art often gain a sense of empowerment and self-discovery through artistic self-expression. It can provide a way to express oneself, serve as a workout regimen, be a part of spiritual or meditative practice, offer opportunities to make friends and connect with others, and of course, bring great joy. It is truly a dance for every woman!

EventsHigh is bedazzled with Bangalore’s Belly-Dance scene. Move it ,Shake it and be sure to Check it!

Belly Dancing Workshop

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Belly Dancing Workshop for Beginners and Intermediate Level Dancers. No special requirements or prior training in the dance form needed. Women Only!

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 – Sun, 27 Sep | 11:00 AM  | Glitterers Center For Dance |+91 9591666114
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HIP-NOSIS – 6th annual International Belly Dance Festival – 2015
Payal’s Dance Academy (PDA) brings to you HIP-NOSIS a massive festival dedicated to Belly dance enthusiasts.

Now in its 6th Edition HIP-NOSIS brings you:

-Two massive Gala Shows – Performances by the international master teachers, Isadoras Muse, students of PDA and renowned professional belly dance troupes from across India for an audience of over 4000 members.

– Workshops – Study interesting and important lessons over 27 hours of workshops with the master teachers with students from all age groups from 15-60 years

– Competition – Participate to win the coveted title of the most Hip-notic Belly dancer of the year along with fantastic prizes.

– Hafla & Open stage – A great platform for a budding belly dance artist to showcase his/her talent with unique and creative performances.

At the Jnana Jyoti Auditorium|  Friday-Sunday, 25th – 27th September, 2015 | 91 9739744818, 080 41532204