Watch Dance Studios.ca's Belly Dance instructor JANA
November Ottawa (Jana 4 months pregnant)
Kissmas Party Ottawa
Charity event Ottawa
Westfest part 1 Ottawa
Westfest part 2 Ottawa
International Gala Ottawa
Developed through the influence of many different cultures and continues its long process of development today. One of its origin could have been the Greeks. Some dancers think Egypt is considered to be the source of Belly Dance. For Saudi women, the dance itself was considered to be sacred, and not intended to be seen by men at all.
Oriental dance is uniquely designed for the female body,
with an emphasis on abdominal muscles, hip moves, and chest moves.
It is firm and earthy, traditionally with bare feet connected to the ground.
It is a dance characterized by smooth, flowing, complex, and sensual movements of the torso,
alternated with shaking and shimmy type moves.
Pre-Natal Belly Dance
Belly Dance is an ancient folk ritual that gracefully prepares and strengthens the body
for labor and childbirth. Benefits of belly dance during pregnancy include
increased physical balance, increased energy, better posture,
improved attitude about your body, and reduced or even eliminated indigestion.
And of course, there is the pure joy of getting up and dancing!