You would never know that Corvallis, Oregon is a hotbed for bellydancing aka "dance du ventre". With an incredibly high percentage of engineers and scientic minds dominating the community with all their practical innovation, how could one possibly fit in Folkloric Egyptian Oriental dance? It's not intuitive. Consider this. It is the world's oldest dance.
If you would like to see evidence of this yourself, just go to Old World Deli on Wednesday June 20th from 8-10 p.m. to investigate. You will see what the Corvallis Bellydance Performance Guild has up their sleeve for their weekly performance. It turns out we have 7 instructors and separate locations. There is a guild of dancers in Corvallis and a larger Middle Eastern Dancer's Guild of studios which include dancers from our area and beyone.
Styles include variations which are names Tribal Fusion, American Cabaret/Fusion, Egyptian Cabaret, Classical, Modern, and Folkloric Egyptian Oriental Dance. If you are intrigued enough to wonder about other events and classes, here's a helpful link: Corvallis Bellydance Performance Guild