Course Detail: BDAN - Middle Eastern Folk Dancing

Belly dancing is an activity and exercise class. The class will begin with basic stretching exercises, including simple yoga movements. The main portion of the class will focus on developing isolated body movements necessary to perform the dance correctly, followed by the development of traveling steps, turns, and shimmies. Veils will be incorporated. Traditional and modern Middle Eastern music will be used; basic Middle Eastern rhythms will be identified and explained.

Participants will need to wear stretchy clothes, allowing freedom of movement. The dance will be performed in bare feet or socks. Flexible dance or gymnastic shoes may be worn, if needed. Students will need a scarf that is long enough to be tied around the hips.

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