Looking to add a little more shimmy to your life? In addition to offering our Burlesque classes, Aurora’s own Tease Dance and Fitness will be offering Belly Dancing classes in our Spring schedule. Taught by Laura, the classes will be offered weekly during our March/April session.
Like pole and burlesque, Belly dance is very empowering. It’s all about using your femininity and curves in a way that’s natural and comfortable for women’s bodies. I’m really excited to be able to bring this to our Tease family!
Whether you’ve taken a belly dance class before or if you’re on the fence about belly dance, we sat down with Laura to ask her a few getting-to-know you questions about what students can expect during their Belly dance experience.
How long have you been belly dancing and how did you get started?
I started about 10 years ago. I had recently divorced and made a pact with myself that I’d say “yes” to anything that wouldn’t kill me. A friend asked me to take a class with her. As soon as I saw the sparkly hip scarves, I was hooked!
Is there a style or technique you follow?
Egyptian and American Cabaret, mostly.
What should ladies wear for their first class?
Yoga pants or pole shorts are fine. I’d suggest a sports bra or form-fitting tank top so you can see what your mid-section is doing.
Do students knee to bring a hip scarf?
No, but it helps. A great site (reliable, quick delivery, fair prices) is Bellydance.com
Do you have any Belly Dancing idols?
Tons! Check out a few:
Not sure if this is your style? E-Mail Tease Dance and Fitness to ask about our intro classes.