In a flashback to 2009, enjoy an article written about some of our Tacoma dance family which was posted to the Chicago tribune.
“Though it’s rooted in an ancient art form, American belly-dancing is a marked contrast to dance in the Middle East. Americans “all have this idea of the Hollywood thing, that you’re out in the desert, and girls come out in flimsy costumes and dance,” she said.
In ancient times, Arabic women danced with, and for, each other _ not for public shows and not with men, a practice that continues in many Arabic countries, several Shahdaroba troupe members said.”
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