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Black laid out scarf with golden coins hanging for belly dancing

The Art of Belly Dancing
Markham/Stouffville Women’s Wellness Circle

Join us for the next Markham/Stouffville Women’s Wellness Circle on “The Art of Belly Dancing: A Form of Expression, Creativity and Community”

No experience necessary! Just bring your curiosity, desire to dance and connect at this beginner level experience.

Every month we gather at 7:00PM to laugh, love, learn and heal together. You can expect to be met with acceptance, to come as you are and leave lighter, more focused and connected to yourselves and your sisters in your community.

We are excited to be offering belly dancing in our May circle, led by Heather Binnington. Many experts believe belly dancing is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the orient to India to the mid-East. Bellydance promotes community among the participants and boosts self-confidence in safe settings. It strengthens a woman’s self-confidence. Creativity and self-expression can be promoted through this unique art form. Bellydance fuels our whole selves – our mind, body and spirit.

You will learn fundamental bellydance techniques and tribal style group dancing. We will briefly explore the history and where bellydance thrives in our contemporary culture.

You will leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed and will most likely still be dancing throughout the weekend. 😊

Mark your calendars:
Friday, May 12th from 7PM – 9PM
@ The Village Hive
55 Albert Street
Cost: $20 / person
Coin belts provided. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

About Heather
Heather is a multi-disciplinary artist and has practiced and taught amateur bellydance off and on for over 6 years. She has performed bellydance at fundraisers and corporate events. Currently she teaches annually to young people and occasionally adults. Outside of this particular wellness group, she welcomes all genders into her circle of celebration of dance.

About Belly Dancing
(courtesy of bellydance.org)
Belly dancing is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure with movements emanating from the torso rather than in the legs and feet. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form. Belly dancing is generally performed barefoot, thought by many to emphasize the intimate physical connection between the dancer, her expression, and Mother Earth.