The Egyptian Dance Academy is Canada's Premier Academy for Egyptian Belly Dance and Folklore - The Highest Quality Belly Dance Training in Canada - in Toronto at Danforth & Broadview
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Belly Dance is considered by more and more people as the most beautiful, original and organic dance form. Unlike other dance forms, Belly Dance moves adjust to fit your body, and make your body look elegant and attractive, no matter your age or body shape. It is all about looking good when you express your femininity and really feeling good about being a woman.
Events and Workshops
Here are a some of our upcoming events that may interest you.
You can take any kind of fitness class,
but there is no guarantee it will be even half as fun as Belly Dance.
Performance opportunities at our Gala Shows, Haflas, Cabaret 101, the Taste of the Danforth, Festivals and other events.
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about belly dance
Belly Dance is the world’s oldest dance form. Many historians believe that there are Hieroglyphs from Pharonic times in Ancient Egypt that depict the earliest belly dancers.
Some say the words “Belly Dance” was born at a World’s Fair in New York over 120 years ago, when the expression was used to get the crowds into the Egyptian Pavilion and see the traditional dancing.
Egypt has always been at the centre of the belly dance world and what is belly dance today evolved in Egypt through its stars; from Badia Masabni, Taheya Carioca, Samia Gamal and Mahmoud Reda, to Fifi Abdou, Dina and Randa Kamal.
Belly Dance is known for being the best dance for women’s bodies. The moves accentuate and make women beautiful, and can be performed beautifully by woman of all ages and sizes.
Some of the basic moves are shimmies and undulations.
The Egyptian Dance Academy’s curriculum has a graceful progression from simple moves to advanced ones.
Belly Dance is also famous for using dance props like Cane, Finger Cymbals (zills or sagats), veil, and sword.
Many people today have discovered the health benefits of Belly Dancing. With most routine exercises, there is stress on our body that may alter or distort our skeleton or system, like ballet or running. Belly dancing is gentle concentrates on the movements that come naturally to the female form, “working with the body, instead of against it”, and fully expresses the truth that “When you feel good, You look good!”
why belly dance
- All Dance improves Posture, Balance and Coordination, Core Strength and Flexibility, but Belly Dance is specifically feminine.
- It tones and works on the parts of women's bodies which tend to gain fat faster: Thighs, Bum and Belly.
- It is very elegant and gentle, and it expresses the beauty of the natural curves of a woman's body! It gives Confidence, Happiness and Self Esteem to Women!
- Belly Dance is a complete workout! It provides the 3 elements of Fitness: Cardio, Stretch and Strength.
- Helps Release Stress and Relaxes the Mind.
- After a Belly Dance class one feels energized and after a session of classes, one feels healthier and more fit due to increased stamina, improved overall metabolism and renewed energy!
- Contributes towards the Empowerment of Women, by gaining Confidence, Self-Esteem, Body & Mind Control and of course, feeling Beautiful and Comfortable from within.
- Anyone can Bellydance – It is performed by all ages, shapes, sizes, backgrounds and cultures!
- Belly Dance is the world's oldest dance form and that is a pretty big success story.
- Belly Dance has a rich history and a broad cast of Characters and Personalities to learn from!
- Makes you Feel like a Woman and is a lot of Fun!
- You can control and Tone your Body through the Exquisite and Graceful Movements of Belly Dance.
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