What should I wear to class?
You should wear something comfortable that allows you to move. Most students wear a t-shirt, crop top, tank top or sports bra, yoga pants, or harem pants with a coin sash or hip scarf. Footwear: barefeet, soft soled dance shoes or soft toe ballet slippers.
What are the health benefits of belly dancing?
Belly Dancing is a great cardio-vascular exercise and helps increase flexibility with an emphasis on the torso or ‘core muscles’. It is suitable
for all ages and body types and can be as physical as you choose to make it. Individuals would be wise to consult a doctor before starting belly dance,
just as with starting any new exercise routine. It is also advised that one speak with the instructor to see what level her classes are geared for.
Research also shows mental health benefits to Belly Dancing! For many, belly dancing improves sense of well being, elevates body image and self-esteem as well as an overall positive outlook that comes with regular, enjoyable exercise.
Do I have to expose my belly?
No. Even when performing, many professional dancers keep their abdominal area covered.
Is it okay to belly dance while pregnant?
Consult your physician but in most cases the answer is Yes! Bellydance is a low impact exercise, excellent for toning muscles used in childbirth.
Will Belly Dancing help me lose weight?
While our choreography classes might not give you rock hard abs, it is a great start to a healthier lifestyle. Belly Dancing helps strengthen muscles and increase stamina. Belly Dancing is a wonderful way to learn to express yourself through movement.
Is Belly Dancing hard to learn?
Not necessarily. With regular consistent attendance in class, you discover new ways of moving your body. Some movements will be easy, others
will require more practice and concentration. It becomes easier the more you practice
Beginner Belly Dance Class
at Verticality Pole & Aerial Fitness
314 Broadway St.
every Tuesday at 6:00 PM
for more info and membership
Goddess Belly Dance
at The Living Arts Center
627 Broadway St.
2019 Summer sessions
June 17, 24, July 1, 8 - 6:00 PM
July 15, 22, 29, Aug 5 - 6:00 PM
Aug 19, 26, Sept. 9, 16 - 6:00 PM
$45 early bird or $50 at the door
Private lessons available
Looking for more information about belly dance?
My favorite resource is www.shira.net
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