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Belly Dance Videos

I haven't posted anything belly dance related for ages, so thought I'd post a couple of videos today. :)

The first one of is Asia Global Belly Dance Competition 2009's 3rd Place winner (in the Traditional category) Wen Yu. I've had this video saved on my old YouTube account for a long time. Wen Yu is a good dancer and I love her costume, blue is my favourite colour. :)

Wen is from Taiwan and she's dancing to Enta Omri by Oum Kalthoum (Ellie Atieh remix).






The winner was Fatema from Singapore, you can view her video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf1igeScb8U


The Asia Global Belly Dance Competition is part of the Singapore Street Festival. For more information on this year competition you can visit this site: http://www.singaporestreetfestival.com/



The second video is a Turkish belly dance by Didem (famous Turkish dancer). Egyptian dance tends to be more "grounded" than Turkish, the Turkish type can be "bouncier" and some people dance in heels (Didem is dancing in heels here). Also the costumes tend to be skimpier!

I've mostly done Egyptian fusion, so I don't know much about Turkish, although I have been to a couple of Turkish classes.

Update 5/4/17: I'm not sure if this is the original video because I had to replace it, but it's similar. :)





For more on Didem visit her unofficial website: www.didem.tv


Also if you live in the Brighton, Sussex (England) area and are interested in belly dancing, check out my group BD4U (Belly Dance 4 U): http://easternpromisebd4u.wix.com/bellydance

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