(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.

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