Belly dancing for many women is fun, fun and fun. The American female deeply appreciates the dance moves and exotic music of the Middle East. But when she mentions that she will take classes, it often happens that she is not well received by family and friends.
Malicious stories, false stereotypes and misinformation about this dance discourage potential students. Being a belly dancer is the fact that America does not automatically mean being a stripper or a prostitute. (Unfortunately, these views exist in Middle Eastern countries.) American women love to dance and this art form offers freestyle physical movements pleasing to the music.
The challenge of achieving muscle control and some athletic maneuvers is an attractive feature. Belly dancing is not for everyone because it is considered a difficult and complex dance. For this reason, the faint of heart do not pursue it or do not participate in it.
Dance enthusiasts who love the challenges of this art form and who have the commitment, discipline, and patience to accomplish and succeed in this ancient dance become addicted to its rewards. Thousands of women around the world practice this dance for their personal satisfaction or for a professional career.
Why does a man climb a mountain? Why do women want to dance belly? Because they are attracted to her, are forced to pursue him, and love to do it.
The interests of American women have awakened the history of dance in the Middle East. In the early years, these women copied dances from the Middle East and, learning the reasons for this dance, began to develop their own techniques in cabaret and tribal styles.
The interest has designed their idea of folk dance, now known as ATS or American Tribal Style. Folklore refers to the way a culture expresses itself. Cabaret and Oriental refer to the self-expression emanating from the individual.
Over the years, the American style has more influence on the Middle East than on the other hand. Much of the costumes in the Middle East also come from the western world. It is the same when this dance crosses from other countries.
It is important to note that this dance is designed by women, women and women. This form of art will change its many styles as women advance their creativity and imagination. There is no comparison between the ancient originals and the styles of today.
Most students learn cabaret first and then tribal. Participating in shows helps students identify different styles and as they move forward, they are invited to learn how to do the others.