I first became interested in bellydance in 2000 as another form of working out. Something maybe a little bit more fun and interesting than the usual gym routine. I have always been a dance lover and dabbled with ballet and modern dance at a young age. I had a friend who introduced me to this style of dance and I can’t thank her enough for opening me up to something that so fully changed my life. My first class was inspiring. When the session was over I was on for more without a second thought. I fell in love with the costumes, the movement, the sensuality and the power that the women performing were emanating. The confidence and mood that could be created by this dance was entrancing.
All my dance classes focus on balancing your body’s energy. I concentrate on body awareness, proper posture, balance, core strength, flexibility and creativity. All this is done in an environment where the intention is to have fun moving to music. I really think of bellydance as a wholistic thing - Working with the body and mind together as a whole.
Dancing is something I will never be without. After all, music is the sound track to my life and there is no way I can sit still when there is a good beat to rock out too!
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