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    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    • Move Your Body: Belly Dancers All Over the World
    © AFP 2018 / Mark Ralston
    Belly Dancer Kristina Mnoyan of Russia competes in the Taxsim category of the 2017 "Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition" in Long Beach, California, on February 19, 2017.
    The annual competition sees dancers from all over the world competing for prizes in six different categories.

    Belly dancing is an Arabic dance that has taken many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style.

    The dance takes its origins from Egypt and Turkey with an Indian influence, and now has become a very popular form of entertainment, with lots of women practicing belly dancing to evolve their sense of rhythm and make their movements more fluent.

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