from the asheville citizen-times, deep in the mountains of north carolina…. Belly dancing can be quite a workout
[Onca] O’Leary [Baraka Mundi] said the idea that belly dancing is some sort of exotic dance performed by women is very American.
“In native cultures, belly dancing is folk dancing,” she said. “It’s something everyone does – men, women and children. It’s a very egalitarian art form.”