As Colorado Belly Dancers Sadie & Kaya climb the ladder in America's Got Talent, Sajah Medina builds solid fanbase on Amelia Island.
A professional belly dancer, however, develops over time, a certain physical shape. I can spot a professional belly dancer in a crowd every time! Much like the more traditional dance forms, a belly dancer has erect posture and a healthy physique. That’s pretty much where the similarities stop. Where ballet, jazz or modern dance forms a lean thin body with muscles and sleek silhouette, Belly dancing forms a more curvy “hourglass” shape.
A couple of great examples of this beautiful byproduct of the art are Kaya and Sadie. These two dancers from Colorado recently brought belly dance into American homes with their performance on “America’s Got Talent”. Beyond the stunning performance and skilled body control, what quickly strikes the viewer is the amazing figure of the dancers. No rock hard abs like you would expect from such a workout, no lean boyish figures here! Kaya and Sadie proudly show off their very womanly curves. Soft tummies and rounded hips, small waistline and elegant strong shoulders are reminiscent of the famous “Bond Girls”. Kaya and Sadie are best known for their “pop & lock” style of belly dancing showing off incredible abdominal strength and muscle control. Yet, after watching what seemed like an explosion of movement, gyration, and isolation of various muscle groups during their “America’s Got Talent” audition, one would expect a different outcome for such a workout.
Could it be perhaps that the origins of Belly Dance are natural female movements? That the movements themselves promote and develop female attributes? So many women say they discover “the woman inside” once they start belly dancing, could this also translate to the woman outside? Whatever the cause, I love the outcome!
And, to Kaya and Sadie…………..You go girls! Represent!