The correct name for belly dancing is actually "Oriental Dance".
The Arabic name for it is raqs sharqi , which means "dance of the East/Orient", and the Turkish name is Oryantal.
Belly dancing is offering the benefits of exercise, friendship, a form of dance where shape really does not matter and also an art form which can literally be practiced at home when time permits.
Belly dance in fact, is a fertility dance and it is said that belly dance helps to strengthen the hips, which in turn aids childbirth.
Belly dance can be great for your health including for weight loss, building self-esteem, great for stress and general fitness.
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