Most Americans are familiar with belly dancing only as a form of exotic entertainment, witnessed primarily at Middle Eastern or Moroccan restaurants as the dancers wind their way between tables. In actuality, it’s an ancient art form that originated with the Ouled Naïl tribes in the Ouled Naïl mountains of Algeria, according to Wikipedia.
Regardless of your current level of familiarity with the art, watch the video below if you want to develop a thorough appreciation for it. Sadie Marquardt is an amazingly accomplished belly dancer who offers everything from workout DVDs to classes to workshops on her website, www.sadiebellydancer.com. You’ll be dying to check out all her offerings once you’ve seen her moves!