As belly dancers we start our journeys usually with lack of knowledge for body movement at some time of our post-teens unlike ballet, jazz or modern dancers. There sure are dancers that converted from ballet and similar fundamental dance styles who are at more advantage by doing so. While this article addresses all, it is more for the later dancers who did not receive dance and movement education and discipline from young ages. Those of us with less formal practice, we understand less about the origin and mechanics of the movement unless we had the opportunity to study with a meticulous teacher who made us aware of it particularly. That is very seldom to come up with in the world of belly dancing which is mostly a woman to woman, mother to daugh...

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