Dance! Enroll for Next Week


Did you resolve to get fit and have more fun in 2017? It’s not too late to enroll in the next session of Belly Dance Fitness. The 45-minute class launches on Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 pm in the Dance Studio at Weinstein JCC Fitness center. It runs for 8 weeks and a coin dance belt is included with your registration. You do NOT have to be a JCC member to participate. There is a slight up-charge for non-members but the group rate is still a great price. For your eight-week package: $80 for JCC members/$110 for non-members.

See the flyer for enrollment details or click on the link below to sign-up:

December & January Classes


This week, we finish up an 8-week series of Bellydance Fitness on Thursday evenings at Weinstein JCC. So much fun and so much sisterhood! But, wait, there’s more!

NEW this week on Wednesday, Dec. 7, a drop-in Bellydance Fitness class launches at The DanceSpace in Richmond, 6-6:45 pm. Drop-in fee is $10/class. Or, purchase a December set of 4 classes for $32. Bring your own coin scarf or purchase one at the door for $5. (Plus size option is $15. I sell the scarves at cost.) Women Only. No prior dancing experience necessary.

Coming in JANUARY 2017, another Bellydance Fitness 8-week series begins at Weinstein JCC. Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for the link to on-line registration, which is not yet up. Class will be held January 19-March 9, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the dance studio room at JCC. $80 for JCC members. $110 for non-members. (Coin scarf included.)

NEW: LUV Bellydance Fitness in December 2016


Get fit the fun way! Explore the ancient, feminine art of bellydance while strengthening core, increasing flexibility and toning arms in an atmosphere of supportive sisterhood. All ages above 18, all shapes and sizes. Women Only.

NEW session launching in a NEW location in December 2016. Wednesdays, 6-6:45 pm at DanceSpace, 6004A West Broad St., Richmond VA. Near the intersection of Libbie & Broad, upstairs above Mekong Restaurant.

Drop-in fee = $10/class. Dance Card = $32 for 4 classes in December.

The dancing will be done barefoot. Bring your own coin scarf for hips OR purchase one at the door, regular one-size for $5, plus size for $15. Wear soft, comfortable clothing in which you can move freely. Also, if you wish to be expressive, do not hesitate to wear halter tops, bikini tops, crop tops or decorative/bellydance bra. Whatever works for you!

Keep an eye out for posting RE January class at Weinstein JCC, on Thursdays at 5:30. Details being confirmed.

*Photo credit: Jimmie Ransom

LUV Belly Practice Songs

The wonderful world of music offers an endless variety of songs to dance to, and finding music for belly dance practice is great fun. These are in my ear today. All songs below are available on iTunes.

“Khamsa We Kamsine”                 Chalf Hassan

“Paint It Black”                                Demetra Suvari

“Bellydancing (Arabic Music)”    Belly Dance (album)

“Hips Don’t Lie”                              Shakira

“We Daret El Ayam”                       Mahmoud Fadi

“Mother’s Love”                               Ari Cohen

“Tahrir”                                               Ramzi Aburedwan

“Solo Darbuka”                                 Chalf Hassan

“Echoes of Istanbul”                       Keith Halligan

“Lebanese Blonde”                          Thievery Corporation

“Change the World”                         Eric Clapton