Belly dancing is a very sensual dance. The general outlook which many people have when you mention taking belly dancing classes is a fantasy realm of sex. Belly dancing is sensual for both the audience and the dancer. However, I have to admit that many of the newer belly dancers have crossed the line.
Sexual movements are used in just about every dance form in our modern world. It seemingly appears that women want to be respected, yet they have stooped to movements associated with strippers, pole dancers, and movements in other forms of dance which are demeaning to women.
The American pioneering women of belly dance fought and continue to fight for dignity and respect for belly dancers. It is a continuous educational battle for the women who love this dance.
The performer who expresses sensuality through this form of dance art is illustrating sensuality for both herself and her audience. It is a respectful sharing experience for both the dancer and the audience.
Belly dance is performed by confident women with a tendency towards flirtatious fun, without sexual suggestiveness. There is no statement, something to prove, or sexual agenda with her dance movements.
The belly dancer has a euphoric experience of spirituality with her dance and shares it with her audience. As the dancer and the audience communicate on the same plane the performing dancer is rewarded with a standing ovation and the audience is rewarded with a joyful spirit.
The true belly studies her craft for many years. There are no six-week wonders. The true belly dancer is an elegant and powerfully confident woman who dances with skilled techniques and with her heart. There is both an internal beauty and an exterior beauty to this classical woman.
Read more about belly dancing and sensuality as written by Tricia Deed...Belly Dancing - Sensual Essentials.