The first thing I think of when I think of Belly Dancing is the beautiful belly dancing costumes. Arabian Belly Dancer costumes are beautiful. The gold coin belts, the flowing skirts, the scarves all combine to make you feel good before you even start dancing.
This is a fascinating article about Belly Dance in Egypt. From reading about the history, the many types of belly dancing, how much an hour they get paid and so much more. It's interesting to read so much about how belly dancing is looked at in Egypt.
I also found this How to Do the Babic Egyptian youtube video for you to look at.
"Belly dancing is one of the most fascinating styles of dance in Egypt. Cairo is known as the global capital of belly dancing. Following the increasing appearance of foreign belly dancers in Egypt’s nightclubs and casinos, the Daily News Egypt looks at the belly dancing industry in Egypt and learns about the different techniques and styles of belly dancing. Considering the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence in Egyptian politics, some are concerned that belly dancing might become more restricted in Egypt. Belly dancers, though, have faith that their profession will continue to grow." http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/04/07/belly-dance-in-egypt-quivering-hips-and-thumping-beats/