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certain feeling • belly dancing • posture
depending on • femininity
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  2. I took a class last summer.
  3. She has a strong sense of .
  4. My is bad because my back muscles aren't strong.
  5. There is a to my grandparents' house that I can't describe.
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810 The Belly Dance
Katia and Fred talk about their new dance school and about belly dance.

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a certain feeling

It's gives a certain feeling.

A 'certain feeling' is similar in meaning to a special feeling.  Notice the following:

  1. I get a certain feeling when I visit my home town.
  2. People get a certain feeling when they hear songs from the past.

belly dance

There's a special feeling about belly dance.

'Belly dance' is popular in Middle-Eastern countries. The dancers move their stomach and hips around to the music.  Notice the following:

  1. Belly dance would be fun to learn.
  2. There was a belly dancer at the Egyptian restaurant last night.

a different posture

Completely different posture.

'Posture' is how we position our body when we sit or stand.  Notice the following:

  1. He has poor posture.
  2. Good posture is important.

depending on the music

It's different depending on the music.

We move our body in different ways for different kinds of music.  We say 'depending on' the music.  Notice the following:

  1. I like to dance, depending on the music.
  2. Depending on the music, it's a great club.

related to femininity

It's very related to femininity.

The word 'femininity' is used to describe qualities that we traditionally associate with women such as beauty, pink color, etc.  Notice the following:

  1. What we call femininity varies from culture to culture.
  2. Maintaining an image of femininity is not so important in the West.