Why does belly dancers wear hip scarves?

Why does belly dancers wear hip scarves?

Hip scarves for belly dance practise. It is said that the hip scarf is decorated with coins because dancers a long time ago sewed on real gold coins on their hip scarves as evidence that they were sought after and talented. It is also alleged that this was a way for the woman to show she was ready for marriage and that the coins on her hip scarf was part of her dowry. However, nobody knows if this is absolutely true.

Regardless, a hip scarf is a decorative and necessary piece of clothing for those who practice oriental dance. The scarf should be tied around the hips with a knot usually on the side or front. It shows your hip movements more clearly by marking your movements. A hip scarf can be made of different materials and with or without decorations such as coins, sequins, beads, crystals and embroidery.

As a beginner, most dancers get a hip scarf with coins. With these scarfs, the dancer can hear when she shimmies and make sharp hip movements. At intermediate level, a hip scarf without coins may be necessary to hear the instruments in the music more clearly. Should you practice oriental dance forms that are performed sitting or lying down, a scarf without loose or chunky decorations may be preferred as these can be damaged or hurt you when being between you and the floor.

Please store your scarf with coins or other decorations in a bag to and from dance practice so that it does not get tangled up and decorations break. Also, be careful not to wash a them in a washing machine, as some decorations may fall of, fade in color or break. If you can, also avoid hand washing. Instead, spray with alcohol and hang the scarf out to dry. This removes bacteria without damaging the decorations.

Our hip scarves for belly dance

We are changing dance studio for the belly dance classes

We are changing dance studio for the belly dance classes

From August we will be dancing at Norra skolgatan 10B in “sal 9”. The address is just a few minutes walk from our old dance studio. The studio is located on the third floor and is private. At this studio there is no intercom or door codes. You can just walk in the house entrance when you arrive. The studio has two mirrored walls and access to bathroom.

The semester courses will start in September on Mondays instead of Sundays. Next semesters classes will be up shortly. We will have workshops on other days than Mondays. This is always written in the description for each dance class and workshop.

New years resolution 2017 – belly dance more

New years resolution 2017 – belly dance more

We often feel that the time is not enough. But 4% of a day is not really a lot of time to dodge having some fun as doing something that makes you feel good.

Some days it feels difficult to pack your exercise clothes and get to your dance class. It’s right then when it’s important to get yourself together and head to the dance school.

Once you are there and hear the music you are filled with energy. And afterwards you know how good your body feels.

Treat yourself to feel good, come and dance with us! The first time is free! Book your free trial of lesson by emailing us at [email protected]

Belly dance competition

Belly dance competition

A small throwback to 2016 year’s championship in oriental dance in Denmark – Danish Open Bellydance! Our teacher Selina was one of the judges and taught several workshops. At DOB, dancers from all of Europe compete.

The competition 2017 was held 10-12 November at Glostrup Hall, Copenhagen. There are always lots of competitions, performances, bazaar & workshops!

You can find more info on their website.

2017 Dansöz did not attend the event but we wished them good luck and sent warm greetings from Morocco

Oriental dance is more then shaking your hips

Oriental dance is more then shaking your hips

Oriental dance is so much more than wearing a two-piece costume and shaking her hips.

Just like Latin American dance includes various dances like samba, salsa and merengue, oriental dance has different styles. Music, clothing and dance moves vary depending on dance style.

On the picture below you will see our dance teacher Selina in an Arab dress used for oriental dance from the Gulf. In this dance the focus is mainly on hands, head, hair and footwork. Beautiful dresses like this you can find in our online shop.

We have courses in several Oriental dance styles. Come and try our courses in Malmo C. The first lesson is free and soon we will release the spring schedule and discounts. Follow us on instagram to not miss our news. Our courses are for girls only. We dance in rooms with only girls and welcome girls wearing hijab to dance in a safe environment with us. Welcome!