Jane Hudson: 5 Charming Dances from All over the World

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Freelance writer and college English professor, Jane Hudson, provides Metro Jacksonville's readers with a list of five dances all over the world that have grown in popularity over the years.

4. Belly Dancing

Although belly dancing is typically considered of Asian origin, many say that it is one of the oldest forms of dance, with its roots going back to ancient Egypt. Wherever it came from, it is growing in popularity. This dance focuses on sensual movements of the hips, and, of course, the belly. Women wear colorful costumes with lots of jewelry and belts with dangling coins, and they perform in groups. Belly dancing is fun and high energy, a dance often seen at celebrations.

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