Thursday, July 24, 2014
Day 23 Belly Dance Basics
(Please see Day 1 if this is your first visit to this blog)
I had this Belly Dance book and tape since Borders was in business! I never had time or the nerve to open it, so for this challenge yesterday and today, I cracked open the book and explored belly dancing.
Yesterday we all laughed (Day 22) as we tried to do the moves in the book. I have done that Zumba thing at the gym, love to dance, and took ballet all through college, so it was doable when I did one move at a time. However, when the music started, I forgot all the moves and ended up just moving my arms around and doing the shimmy. I am sure I would have been kicked out of the harem.
I was determed to figure this out, so I found a web site that has free classes and practiced hip circles and some other moves. I like this site and I think that I will try to master some moves and add them into my Day 21, exercise routine.
It even might be fun to also try a class. I was surprised to discover that there is a Belly Dance Festival in Pittsburgh in November. Now that would be a challenge. Who knows maybe I will enter that. Does anyone belly dance?
Belly Dance Festival http://pghbellydancefestival.com/
Free Belly Dance classes on line http://www.freebellydanceclasses.com/2014/06/belly-dance-hip-circles-most-common.html
Cultural Trust Classes http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/event/3287/belly-dance-fitness
Pittsburgh Belly Dance Academy http://janim.org/classes/
Posted by Cindy Marie