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We need more Belly Dancing in this country

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Helix, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    My belly dances all on its own. I kind of wish it wouldn't.
  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    My belly, love handles and back fat all dance on their own. My thighs have been known to get jiggy with it if the moment's right.
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  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
  5. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Columbo agrees

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  6. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    We certainly do.
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  7. blue4


    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    I agree
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  8. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I used to play Doumbek (arab drum) and did a lot of bellydance gigs. Mostly before digital cameras so not many photos.
    There is this one. The dance troupe was really, really good. Yes, those are real swords on which she's balancing. Yes, the costumes are more modest than "cabaret style" bellydance, for this show. Gig was at a big mansion and was a record release party for RHCP. Not pictured is Oud player John Bilezikjian , one of the most talented and hard working musicians I've ever known or had the grace to perform with - a big man with a big heart, bigger chops and immense repertoire of Armenian, Arab, Turkish, Greek, (insert Balkan or European country here) and rock and jazz music. RIP John B.
  9. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    It's not just for polka anymore.
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  10. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I don't know, maybe John had a secret polka fetish? ;)
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  11. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Fun facts: I was just reading the book Devil in the White City, about a serial killer operating around the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. Apparently the fair was the first time belly dancing was done in this country, and it was a huge (and controversial) sensation. They shipped in whole villages from Egypt and elsewhere as "exhibits" for fairgoers to visit and look at. The Tunisians (I believe it was) got the month and day they needed to arrive correct but the wrong year, so they wound up hanging around Chicago for a year while the grounds were still being built. The woman who was the lead belly dancing star stayed in America after the fair was over. A few years later she was jumping out of cakes for bachelor parties.
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  12. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    As long as I have Shakira to YouTube I am not wanting for belly dancing.

    Her hips don't lie, yo.
  13. My first time in Egypt, we were determined to find belly dancers, and then were surprised when none of them were thin :roflmao:
    They sure could dance though :woot:
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  14. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    I think that is called "Booty Dancin"
  15. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    2 of my hot arse lady hausmates talked me into taking a last minute belly dance class with them a few months back ... it was a hoot! I'll spare you the photos, but we looked good :smug:
  16. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy


    But more than that really :) She is the real deal.
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  17. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    I agree……one of the only times I seen her though was on SNL and she put on one hell of a show

    It was the best part of the show
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  18. BD Jones

    BD Jones

    Jul 22, 2016
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  19. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    That's a creepy book!
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