Find the best bellydance, lessons, classes at HeyKiki and learn how to bellydance. Bellydancing is the "Western" term for a type of dance that originated in the Middle East and is thousands of years old. This style is also popular in India, which developed its own type of belly dance with its own cultural significance. Despite its name, belly dance movements feature the hips the most. Belly dance techniques and costumes differ depending on their culture of origin, and are most frequently performed by women, though some forms of the dance have historically been performed by men.