Can't tell you any rules because there probably aren't any. But I can give you an example from the golden age, where it looks nice, natural and completely innocent. Look at around 4:05.Eshta, that is a pretty interesting story! You did right by just performing what you were hired to do.
As for the clip in question, there seems several differing philosophies about touching your clothes while dancing. I mostly studied Turkish style and there are rules as to how to touch or grasp your skirt..it was creepy to see what she did for me with her skirt coming from my training.any Egyptian style dancers that can fill me in on any rules regarding moving a skirt?This was posted by her, so she must be proud of it. I do not think I would post my costume mistake if I could help it.