So, it’s been about a year since I finished my last belly dancing class. When I recently saw that a new 7-week course was being offered, with the same instructor and at the same place that I took it before, I decided it was time to dust off my hip scarf and get back to some shimmying.
Joining me are my colleagues Brenda, who also took the previous classes, and Tanya, my workplace Tai Chi leader. This class is a bit bigger than the last one, about 8 or 9 ladies.
We’re three weeks into it now, and it’s going well. I remembered quite a bit and was able to pick up the moves fairly quickly. As with the last course, we spend most of the class practicing the proper technique of various moves, and then work on reviewing and learning a choreography, adding on some more each week.
Belly dancing is a great full-body workout, and works your core especially. My muscles definitely feel it, but I know this is a good thing because it means I’m building muscle where I need it.
I only have two problems with taking this class — it means a later night for me, and it makes me soooo hungry. 90 minutes of belly dancing really works up my appetite, even though I eat something on the way to class. I need to find a way to come home and not devour the kitchen.
But despite those minor challenges, the class is worth it. If you’re looking for a fun workout that will help get you into beach body shape, give belly dancing a try!
©Michelle Rogers, Inc.