Belly Dance is good for
What to wear/bring
This class incorporates Belly Dance, Bollywood and Burlesque routines. It is suitable for all ladies regardless of their ability, age, weight, shape or size.
Belly dancing is natural to a woman's bone and muscle structure with movements emanating from the torso with a focus on the developing the abdominal muscles and core strength. Belly dancing also works your back muscles and pelvic floor while toning your thighs, hips, glutes and core. It is excellent for improving posture and flexibility and can also be used to calm and relax the mind.
Bollywood is a fun and active dance, with uplifting music and calorie burning steps. Burlesque fitness routines are fun and flirty with a focus on strength building moves to increase overall strength and muscle toning.
You do not need to have your belly out in class; in fact most of the women keep them under wraps.
This class is about real women, the focus is on building confidence, accepting and celebrating your own body and how you can make it move. The main aims of this class is to have fun while learning troupe belly dance choreography. The class environment is very supportive with women at a variety of abilities and levels.
What to expect
Improved: Posture, Flexibility, Muscle Tone, Balance, Mobility, Digestion, Pelvic Floor Muscle Control and General Well-Being
Increased: Confidence, Self-Esteem, Spinal and Pelvic Mobility, Ability to wear Sparkles!, Weight Loss / Management and an Opportunity for Social Interaction to make new Friends
In general, an individual weighing 150 pounds should expect to burn between 300 and 1000 calories per hour, depending on intensity and effort