I give a once over lightly in about 6 hours - thoroughly would take longer Seriously, description is part of it - and knowing what to look for - then you need to watch people dancing in a specific style - then others in the same style and compare with those in a different style.I know the basic differences... between some styles. But I was wondering if someone could explain it thoroughly? I am choosing a new club and I would be very very thankful!
I know the basic differences... between some styles. But I was wondering if someone could explain it thoroughly? I am choosing a new club and I would be very very thankful!
If you googled the keywords "styles of belly dance" you should have found my 3-part article:Heya, at the moment I'm in a begginners class, and we don't learn any specific styles (although in three months I'll be moving up to intermediate, and I will). I've googled but haven't found any resources, so -
Can someone please tell me what the different styles are, and what 'defines' them, or link me to a resource that does? Thanks.
Some Turkish is Orientale. Roma is an example of a folkloric style - of which there are many others - sa`iidi, ghawazee, khaleegi etc.For me the three main styles would be 'oriental' - covering most Middle Eastern and North African styles, 'tribal' - American Tribal Style, Tribal Fusion etc, and Turkish/Roma style, which I can confess I don't know an awful lot about!
Oriental - mostly solo dancers, middle eastern music, colourful, sparkly costumes. Closer to what the general public would picture when they hear the words 'belly dancer'.
Tribal - dancers often in groups with no obvious leader, music can vary but often not middle eastern, costumes often dark, earthy fabrics, kuchi jewellery, lots of hair decorations, falls, flowers etc.
Turkish/Roma - As I said, I don't know a lot, but I'm sure someone on here will know more than I do.
...as well as links to resources
It's a nice set of links, I just had to pass it on in case it was somehow missed.Links for dance styles:
Many Styles of Belly Dance
Different Styles of Oriental Dance
Belly Dancing: Dance Styles Used In The U.S.
The Common Styles Belly Dance Also Known as Oriental Dance
About Belly Dance
Styles of Belly Dance
Belly Dance Styles - Egyptian, Turkish, Romani, Tribal, American Cabaret, Fokloric
Modern Egyptian is influenced by ballet yes. I don't know much about Brazilian. American and Turkish are supposed to have had their arm positions influenced by ballet also but the more I learn the more skeptical I am about this (beyond the convenience of using the 'position' names). I suspect it is more a matter of American and Turkish bellydancers who are cross trained allowing it to bleed into the dance. In this case though the ballet influence is more then just an influence on basic posture and some styling. The dancers who fuse ballet will go so far as to dance on toe etc. Really you can't miss it.but don't most forms of belly dance include SOME ballet and jazz anyways? like modern egyptian, brazilian bd, american cabaret, etc?