Each week in the Technique, Fitness and Fun class we have sampled a regional style.
It is to increase awareness of the different styles of folkloric dance that influence what we call belly dance and maybe more so because these dances are fun to do in a group.
Clearly each of these styles could be explored in much more depth than a little five minute taster.
I like to keep this class mainly physical, so I haven’t gone for lengthy cultural explanations. As a starting point, if you happen to be interested in a particular style, I’ve set up a map of our tour to date, with youtube links and links to resources online. Feel free to research further!
If there was a way to mark larger areas in google maps it would better represent where these dances originate but the markers will give you an idea anyway.