(Yaa Halla Y'all Belly Dancing Convention Offers One Colorful Scene cont'd)

 

Incidentally, Nagi is also the founder of Aribiqa, an effort to educate on Arabic culture through the arts -- "percussion not politics" so to speak.

Just one of the men who performed Thursday.

In a class which involved men and women of all ages, The Belly Twins, as they are collectively known, taught a class featuring Bollywood music and dance. Though not as commonly known in the States, belly dancing is also practiced by children and men.

The third class I saw was a veil class taught by Belly Dancer of the year 2010, Mia Sha'uri. But I had merely a peek at what the convention had to offer -- classes, seminars and workshops are held throughout the day today and for the rest of the weekend.

Return to beginning of Article

Return to Star Dancer Home

Return to Star Dancer Media News

Return to Yaa Halla, Y'all 2012 Home