Belly dance is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures. It takes many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style. New styles have evolved in Western culture as its popularity has spread globally.
Belly dance is a low-impact, weight-bearing exercise. It is osteoporosis preventive and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The dance is enjoyed and performed by women and men.
Belly dance often focuses on isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, and weaving together the entire body. The body benefits from undulating moves that lengthen the spinal column and strengthen the abdominal muscles in a gentle way.