Belly Dancing – Originating in the Arabic world
Belly Dancing dates back over 2000 years. The name of this dance in the Arabic countries is “Raks Charqui” which translates to “Oriental Dance”
Belly dancing is the dance I grew up with. It was and still is a part of my everyday life (and the life of Arabic women who love to dance). I danced at home, with friends, at wedding and at parties.
Belly Dancing is an ancient form of dance created by women to entertain women and to help with menstrual pain and strengthen the muscles before and after giving birth.
Belly dancing is for women of all ages, shapes and sizes… It
- promotes good posture
- enhances graceful body movements
- strengthens the back and abdominal muscles especially the pelvic floor
- helps to trim the waistline
- increases suppleness and flexibility of the whole body, whilst toning thighs, back, arms, shoulders and stomach
- it reduces head and back aches as the movement relaxes the muscles
- it improves circulation and exercise joints through the movement
- helps to reduce your stress levels and to express difficult emotions in a safe
way – thus promoting wellbeing.
- As a result, a woman has more confidence in her body and in herself
It is very important to follow the steps to the limit your body will allow you. If you find a step uncomfortable, let me know and I’ll suggest an alternative move. If you are not sure, always seek the advice of your doctor before attending a dance class.
If you are pregnant, Belly Dancing is the best for you but always check with your doctor first. It’s advisable not to dance during the first 3 months of the pregnancy’.
New to Belly Dancing?
If you join a class already running, I offer an extra half hour for free at the beginning of the session to introduce you gently to the moves.
What to wear for your Belly Dancing Class?
Comfortable clothing is most important. You don’t have to dress up. The classes are fun, friendly and informal, so why not come along and try one out? What is important is to bring a bottle of drinking water to keep hydrated. I have a supply of “belts” which I bring with me, but do bring your own if you have one.
Belly Dancing Classes in Bath and Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Weekly classes are held in Bath, Westbury and Trowbridge as follows:
Bath: Mondays 11-12 at the New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RA
Trowbridge: Tuesdays 7.30 – 8.30pm at Holbrook Primary School, Holbrook Lane, Trowbridge, BA14 0PS
Holbrook Lane is a turning off the A363 between Aldi and Halfords/B&Q
Note: From 8th August till 5th September we wi8ll b edancing at the Memorial Hall, North Bradley, BA14 0SH
Westbury: Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm, Leighton Park Sport Centre. Contact the sport centre to book on this class.
Classes in Trowbridge: trial classes at £7; block of six at £36
Classes in Bath: trial classes at £7.50; block of six at £42
The Belly Dancing Experience
My belly dance experience sessions lasts about one hour and comprises
- learning a little about its origins and our Lebanese culture
- learning some dance movements
- then incorporating these movements into one or two dances
- Solo performance
£70 plus mileage for groups (e.g. WI, Lions, Rotary).
Belly Dancing as a Celebration
- Birthday parties
- Family occasions and get-togethers
- Hen party
- Team building
£150 for an hour to an hour and a half. If combined with food then £100
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Why not combine the Lebanese cuisine and Belly Dancing to make your event a time to remember?
Interested or have questions? Email me on email@example.com or call on 01225 355 072 or
07763 930 199.