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80. How did Bellydance originate?
Human beings started dancing in Paleolithic times. Early dances probably expressed themes of hunting, mating, and birth. The stomach movements of bellydance may have been done to mimic childbirth.However, this is just a theory- we do not know for sure. Bellydance arm and head movements probably mimic the gestures of animals and birds. Hip movements most likely represent seeking and finding a mate.