I'm feeling a bit lost with some of the names for bellydance moves. It may be due to changing fashions, or my numbskullness. Years ago when I started learning I was having trouble enough learning the moves let alone cotton on to what the names were.
I'm sure I learnt a move called a 'kenya', which was a horizontal figure of eight with a foot release. Now did I imagine that? I have never heard a teacher mention that move in the last five or six years, so was I told wrong. If it does exist, what style does it belong to (Egyptian?).
I was also taughted Egyptian walks (definately by an Egyptian dance teacher) - but now they seem to be called hagellahs, and there seem to be lots of them. Does anyone remember Egyptian walks (not Tribal ones)? Was that a poor name to attach to a move, and now we know better?
Then I used to do vertical figures of eights. I'm sure they were mayas and ommis, but ommis seem now to be small tight pelvic circles, and there's now something else called a suriya, apparently named after a famous dancer - so what were they called before she got her name attached to them?
And jewels? I remember them as being a kind of wide jazz step (a diamond shape with a foot cross - there, now I've confused you), but now they are half hip circles with a twist on one hip.
Whether this is different teachers using different names or the wrong names, new names supplanting older ones, or I'm just a ninny, can some one please put me straight?!