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Belly Dancing

WATCH: Eccentric 77-Year-Old Stays Fit With Belly Dancing

HooplaHa | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty

There is no doubt that 77-year-old Darla Shaw is an eccentric... and she is proud of that label. When she is not teaching as a full time college professor, she may be playing in her Kazoo and steel drum band... or attending her belly dancing class, or teaching Alzheimer awareness to middle school students, or traveling to Bhutan to help underprivileged kids. And these are just a few of her weekly activities... the list goes on!

Bellydancing Gave Her Confidence and a Pain-Free Body

Tim Ranney | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Tim Ranney

Mention bellydancing to most Americans and they'll envision sultry slave girls in a James Bond movie or sex workers in a tawdry lap dance club.

9 Reasons Every Woman Should Take Up Belly Dancing

Carol E Wyer | Posted 04.12.2015 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

Have you given up on your New Year's resolutions yet? You will not be alone. Should you be one of the many who decided to get fit this year and are already making excuses as to why you cannot go to the gym, I have the perfect solution-- belly dancing.

ISIS Versus The Belly Dancer Show

Essraa nawar | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Essraa nawar

Believe me, there is not just one single story of any culture or people, there are many and I wish that all of us will take the time to hear about the different stories of one another.

Toronto: Touring Around the 2014 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.21.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The unique blend of locals and visitors stops the Distillery District from being a tourist trap like New York's South Street Seaport. The place feels organic, authentic, warm and inviting. It's steeped in history.

Getaways Without Leaving Home

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

I know summer is over. I know talking about vacation is out of season. But the arrival of fall prompts me to go over some of the things I've done this past year that made me feel far away without leaving home.

Screenwriter Joëlle Touma Bridges Cinematic Worlds

Annette Insdorf | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

While The Attack and Just Like a Woman are directed by men, they seem to respect the complexity of female identity in the Arab world.

How the Media Affects Our Body Image

Kaeshi Chai | Posted 08.31.2013 | Arts
Kaeshi Chai

Even though the average person is inundated with an onslaught of daily media messaging dictating what is acceptable and what is not, it is possible to develop resilience to such nonsense through the healing power of art.

What Performing With a Belly Dancing Troupe Taught Me About Life

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Try a dance class -- any dance class -- because everyone's a dancer, you just have to find the right music. You just might learn something about yourself in the process.

How This Belly-Dancer Got Her Groove Back (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Belly Dancing and Laughter: How to Add Years to Your Life - or Life to Your Year

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 08.27.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

I looked around the room at my friends, each straining to make circular motions with their less-than-flexible hips while trying to keep their heads still, and tried (unsuccessfully) to stifle a giggle.

Choosing The Right Fitness Class For You

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 10.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Quick -- where can you go to sway like a belly dancer, build strength like a weightlifter and sprint like a sergeant? If you belong to a typical modern fitness center, you already know the answer.

Belly Dancing Photo Sink Woman's Disability Claim

AP | Posted 06.16.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York City woman who was getting $850 a month in alimony because she was supposedly disabled and unable to work had her payments slas...

Chasing Lotta

Mark Coggins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Coggins

In my late twenties, I waged a bitter struggle for the affections of a belly dancer named Lotta.

Belly Dancing Falls Out Of Fashion In Egypt (VIDEO)

Huffington Post via BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Although the art of belly dancing has grown in popularity worldwide, in its home-country of Egypt, the art for is becoming increasingly scandalous. Eg...