Many years ago when I attended belly dance classes regularly there was one guy, and at first i was surprised by it. Thinking how could a man shimmy his hips or chest? What about chest lifts, there's nothing to lift? Silly thoughts, really. But as the class continued I realised that he was no different from the rest of us. We were all pretty much beginners and most of us weren't anywere near to shimmying anything since we were so stiff.
I actually had the same thoughts myself about chest lifts - it must be soooo much easier if you actually had something to lift.
Interestingly I saw Khaled perform last year and do some amazing shoulder shimmies. Afterwards I heard two women say that he could only do them so well because he was a man, and had different chest muscles.
I find it interesting that on the one hand some people say that men can't belly dance because they have a different physique. And then hear that they can bellydance so well exactly because of that different physique. So practise, dedication, motivation and commitment has nothing to do with it??:lol: