Belly dance – International events in Bratislava

Belly Dance class will be performed in English – begginer level, you do not need reservation

Intsructor: Lucia Simkova
Professional Belly Dancer and Belly Dance Teacher
Since her childhood, she practised ballroom dancing under the guidance of Mr and Mrs Egers and was awarded at competitions in Slovakia and abroad.
Since 2007, as a belly dance trainee under supervision of Veronika Majdáková, she becomes a member of the BellyTranz Dance Group.
Since 2009, she acts as a belly dance trainer at the EtnoDance Studio.
She studies and improves Belly dance with renowned belly dance trainers from Egypt and other countries: Randa Kamel, Raqia Hassan, Ehab Gadalla, Nour, Alexej Riaboshapka, Orit Maftsir, Mercedes Nieto, Jillina, Shereen…
She often attends workshops in other dance styles, which broadens her dance horizon (Bollywood, flamenco, Tango-Oriental, Persian dance, ballet, jazz dance…).

What is Belly Dance?
Many experts say belly dancing is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the orient to India to the mid-East. Probably the greatest misconception about belly dancing is that it is intended to entertain men.

Throughout history, this ritualized expression has usually been performed for other women, generally during fertility rites or parties preparing a young woman for marriage. In most cases, the presence of men is not permitted.

Belly dancing is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure with movements emanating from the torso rather than in the legs and feet. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form. Belly dancing is generally performed barefoot, thought by many to emphasize the intimate physical connection between the dancer, her expression, and Mother Earth.

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