Oriental dancing or better known as belly dancing is a form of art. Many women assume they know how to dance it yet they lack the ability to understand the rhythm of it; its not about shaking your tushy like you're being electrocuted but its about knowing how to sway with each beat, let the beat control your body and move it instead of you moving it. From the age of 6 or 7 I've been mesmerised by this form of art, I remember buying video tapes (no dvds back in the days) of belly dancers and sit and watch them for hours studying their every move over and over again. I love it simply love the talent and precision of it, one simple move off beat can throw off the whole rhythm of the dance.
It is truly an art but unfortunately not many know how to truly enjoy it and appreciate it. They think moving to a quick beat means that they are experts at it while my dears the way for one to be an expert at 'belly dancing' is while dancing to Om Kalthoom that is when this form of dance is at its epitome of perfection.
Personally I prefer the school of Tehhiya Karioka; her way of dancing may seem the easiest but in fact it is the hardest because she dances while standing in one place mostly without moving from one point to the other unlike Samiya Jamal. Those were the good olden days when this form of art was really appreciated..
First video is of a 5 year old Egyptian genius (they say she's passed away but uncertain of how accurate that information is).. While the second is of a male freak of nature..The little girl has talent that proceeds her age by far!! As for the freak, truth has to be said the arse moves quite good for a man!!
5 Year Old Dance Prodigy
Freak Show (Good stuff min 1:26.. w ni3ma elrjoola)
Courtesy of Soul Bent Ghandi
A tip: While dancing, stop, breathe, listen to the beat and resume dancing.. trust me you'll move in a different way..