Written by Elif Tarik
Belly dance is an ancient form of art that was originally used for fertility around 2000 years ago.It was performed by women for women at birth rituals. It only became a way to entertain men during ottoman empire rules in the harem. Since then it has travelled and evolved in many different ways but still the principals remain the same. It is a dance that involves mostly pelvic and spinal movement and a lot of shaking.