Just as we have always served you the best in all dance styles, Belly dance form is no different!
Twist N Turns in assocition with Banjara School of Dance (Delhi) has already done numerous workshops and now does regular courses in Kolkata. We organise Belly Dance training in short course formats. Please calls us for detailed understanding of the course and structures.
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Belly dance or bellydance is a "Western"-coined name for a traditional "West Asian" dance, especially raqssharqi. It is sometimes also called Middle Eastern dance or Arabic dance in the West.
Belly dance takes many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style and new styles have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread globally. Although contemporary forms of the dance have generally been performed by women, some of the dances, particularly the cane dance, have origins in male forms of performance.
- Raqssharqi (literally "eastern/oriental dancing") is the style more familiar to Westerners, performed in restaurants and cabarets around the world. It is more commonly performed by female dancers but is also sometimes danced by men. It is a solo-improvisational dance, although students often perform choreographed dances in a group.
- Raqs baladi (literally "local dancing", or "folk" dance) is the folkloric style, danced socially by men and women of all ages in some Middle Eastern countries, usually at festive occasions such as weddings. However, this naming is used synonymously in Egypt with Raqs sharqi as a generic term for "belly dancing".