Why Dance?


Any kind of excercise will have a positive mental and physical effect on the body, but dance has the edge on other exercise forms as it works so closely with music which in its self is so up lifting to the human spirit.  It adds a creative element which does wonders for self esteem and confidence.

Bellydance
Belly dance is the world’s oldest dance and is derived from natural movements of the human form.
You find elements of belly dance in every native dance form and it has influenced and inspired many modern dances.
Belly dance began as a way of easing muscle aches and keeping the population fit and healthy for everyday work such as foraging and later working in fields as well as continuing the species through sex and child birth. Many moves mimic the natural pelvic movements required which is why many in the west view it as being illicit or racy.

  • Improves posture
  • Tones muscles
  • Eases stress and tension
  • Is low impact so does not stress joints
  • Is weight baring so helps protect against Osteoporosis
  • Reduces period pain
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Improves digestion
  • Strengthens the whole body and particularly the pelvic area for child bearing
  • Eases labour
  • Releases endorphins so elevates mood

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Flamenco
If the modern world frustrates you Flamenco could be a way for you to turn your negative emotions into positive ones by doing something beautiful with them. Dancing angry is good for Flamenco! The foot work helps to stamp away that negative energy and leaves you feeling uplifted.

  • Improves posture
  • Tones muscles
  • Eases stress and tension
  • Is weight baring so helps protect against Osteoporosis
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Improves digestion
  • Releases endorphins so elevates mood

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Info for New Students;
What do I wear to a Belly Dance class?
Who Does Belly Dancing?
What Happens in a Belly Dance Class?

Info for all students;

Terms and Conditions - general info on booking policy's and decorum in class.

Basic Moves - Descriptions of the basic moves of Belly dance

Forward 8's with Circle Arms - A break down of this difficult move, with pictures!

 

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