Much of what the Western world assumes bellydance to be is false or contorted to a Hollywood illusion. Many are quick to forget that the music and the dance comes from a very conservative place in world. It reaches from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea of Europe and Northern Africa and down the Middle Eastern Peninsula. Every village will have it's own interpretation, it's own celebratory folk dances, even it's own dialect of the Arabic language. What is equally true wherever the origins lie, the driving force of the dancer is to emote the music.