View Full Version : Belly dancing is good for you

12-03-2012, 06:29 AM
Strange places the web takes us.
its good for your back, cardio vascular, makes you supple.
This is for all of you with a bit of spare........:D

Thought Paul might be interested

Joe Dupere
12-03-2012, 06:31 AM
If there are no pictures, it didn't happen!! :D

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-03-2012, 06:32 AM
If there are no pictures, it didn't happen!! :D

Be careful of what you ask for.

12-03-2012, 06:35 AM
Better now?

This is so cool :D

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-03-2012, 06:37 AM
Told you.

12-03-2012, 06:41 AM
All part of the health service :d

12-03-2012, 06:51 AM
We have a good friend who belly dances, her group have even got gigs in a couple of her local restaurants. Oh yes, she's 66 and been dancing for years.
"All part of the health service :d" Don't tell me, they've labelled it under 'alternative medicine' now and each session attracts a NHS subsidy.

12-03-2012, 06:57 AM
It's beautuful
heres some chubby ladies dancing. Only 47 seconds, with I could see the rest

Paul Pless
12-03-2012, 07:58 AM
Thought Paul might be interestedyou must be referring to Girouard. . .

David G
12-03-2012, 02:41 PM
I had a girlfriend for a while who was a belly dancer. She learned in SF, before moving up to Eugene. She taught me some moves, and taught me to holler something like, "Shalla! Shalla Habib!!" at appropriate times. It is, indeed, very good exercise. She was quite fit, but still had some meat on her bones. OTOH, I had a friend who was a serious flamenco dancer. She was also quite fit, but all the women who danced flamenco seemed to be whip-thin and rawhide tough. Not my cup of tea for a cuddling pal.

12-03-2012, 03:45 PM
If you've ever seen " Strictly Ballroom" Where the grandmother is dancing ??
like belly dancing, flamenco is graceful and old tubbies do it better IMHO
the whip thin just think they are sexier.
This is a fabulouse scene from the film, pity about the commentary

Ian McColgin
12-03-2012, 04:13 PM
My cousin

wharf rat
12-03-2012, 08:04 PM
...but all the women who danced flamenco seemed to be whip-thin and rawhide tough. Not my cup of tea for a cuddling pal.

Maria Pages is probably one of the most famous Flamenco dancers in the world. Not your typical thin and tough. More like thick and tough.


Ok, back to belly dancing.

12-03-2012, 08:24 PM
I cant afford the outfit..Does a Hula Hoop count? :D ;)

12-03-2012, 08:29 PM
I'm thinking it might not be the career change I'm seeking ... go figure.


12-03-2012, 08:36 PM
Long ago there was a cellar cafe called The Spanish Cellar in Melbourne city which I frequented often. Started just before the war by a big Spanish woman, flamenco singer and dancer and a thin Russian man who played flamenco guitar. Both political refugees from the Spanish civil war and communist no doubt. She had been famous as a dancer and singer in Spain and visiting companies would turn up at the cafe to listen and join in. Inspired me to take up Flamenco dancing myself at the time and I still like the music.
Belly dancing music not so much but the scale that Arab music uses is interesting and very old.