Throughout my studies of Middle Eastern dance and Health, Fitness and Exercise I’ve come to notice a significant lack of scientific research available on the effects of Bellydance. Most teachers of the dance will make claim to certain health benefits, the majority of which can therefore only be surmised, nothing more than guess work, passed on from teacher to student – teacher to student and so forth. This lack of accuracy and reliability will perhaps not aid the preservation of a dance so historic, it certainly won’t help those who dance it today for a plethora of reasons.
..and so, I seek to find the facts, for myself and my teachings and also for others who will find the results very valuable. Read more »