belly dance


Definition of belly dance

: a usually solo dance emphasizing movements of the belly

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Other Words from belly dance

belly dance intransitive verb
belly dancer noun

Examples of belly dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chookorian took advantage of the tiki and belly dance crazes of the 1950s and ’60s through revues that toured America and Canada. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2021 Channels like Leilah Isaac offer belly dance workouts, which target your legs, hips and core. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2021 And Salit Cohen-Cheng now instructs her belly dancing students as individual rectangles in a Zoom video chat grid. Joey Lautrup, Time, 31 Mar. 2020 In addition to performances and residencies, Green Street Studios has hosted weekly instruction for all levels of experience in styles ranging from modern dance and jazz to flamenco and belly dance., 3 Oct. 2019 Learn the basics of belly dance movement, including the fundamentals of arm, chest, hips, stomach and footwork. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, 5 Aug. 2019 Newsletter Sign-up Ms. Crowley, 37, started belly dancing 12 years ago. Jen Murphy, WSJ, 23 June 2019 From belly dancing to the country’s superb mangoes and the possible influence of Egyptian culture on ancient Greek civilization (a heated debate). Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 19 Mar. 2019 One of her best traits is that Shantae can transform into a variety of different characters through the power of belly dance. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of belly dance

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of belly dance was in 1889

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“Belly dance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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belly dance


English Language Learners Definition of belly dance

: a type of Middle Eastern dance done by a woman who makes rhythmic movements with her hips and belly

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