"Oriental Dance, in one form or another, has been around for millennia, tracing back to a time before recorded history."
"The correct name for belly dancing is Oriental Dance, though both terms are used throughout this book. Also known as Middle Eastern Dance, belly dancing encompasses a wide variety of dance styles with roots in many cultures and countries."
Discover the world of Oriental Dance (more popularly known as Belly Dance), including its history and origins, traditions, many styles, music and costumes.
Updated for 2012, "Oriental Dance: Discovering the Art of Belly Dancing" explores all aspects of the dance, both traditional and modern, and uncovers why it's an important part of Middle Eastern life, and how it has become a hobby and passion for so many women (and men) around the world.
Chapters include: Introduction to Oriental Dance, History of Oriental Dance, Belly Dancing Styles, History Meets Hollywood - Belly Dance Costumes, Music of the Dance, Men in a Woman's World, and Props - Authentic or a Modern Twist? Now featuring 18 fantastic illustrations and images.
"Perhaps the most beautiful thing about Oriental Dance is that it is welcoming of everyone. Women of all shapes, sizes and ages belly dance, as do a surprising number of men."
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Published April 9, 2012
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