Yes! I had my first belly dance class yesterday. It was different in terms of posture, attitude and movements. Totally different from ballet/contemporary dance. My body now aches but I loved every minute of it :). It was great! More classes to come 🙂
Belly dance or Bellydance is sometimes also called Middle Eastern dance or Arabic dance in the West.
The term „Belly dance” is a translation of the French „danse du ventre” which was applied to the dance in the Victorian era. It is something of a misnomer as every part of the body is involved in the dance; the most featured body part usually is the hips. Belly dance takes many different forms depending on country and region, both in costume and dance style, and new styles have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread globally.
More on belly dance here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance