This video is intended for my students to use to practice with at home. It's certainly not a professional quality video - just me at home with my video camera. Basic posture for tribal belly dance: feet close together slightly closer than shoulder width apart, knees bent, tailbone pointed down, belly sucked in, ribcage lifted, shoulders rolled back, neck elongated, head up to level, strength through arms all the way to fingertips. Belly dance is originally a form of traditional Arab dance. Most of the techniques of belly dance demonstrate circular motions in the core area of the body (the belly, the hips). Belly dancing is a fun, sensual dance that also builds & strengthens abdominal muscles. In this belly dancing lesson, learn basic posture for belly dancing.