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Member since 29 Jun 2006
Member from Shirley
For anyone wanting to keep fit,Bellydance is an excellent workout. Especially if you're someone who finds exersize boring & love to dance. You don't need any special clothes,just wear comfortable loose fitting things.
There are Bellydance schools in Auckland,Wellington & Christchurch,not sure about further south. The tutors at the one I go to have all done a safe dance practice course,so are very aware of it.
Member since 17 Sep 2006
Member from Ellerslie
When you bellydance do you use your knees a lot. I can't you see. My knees don't work properly.
That would be yes & no,because the basic position's with knees slightly bent. Other than that,your knees are used no more than for any other dance/exersize.
Probably your best option would be to ring the school & explain your situation to a tutor,they'd be able to advise you. Or come & have a look next time there's an open night & that'll give you an idea what's involved,
Just realised they also have a website you might like to have a look at.
It has contact details.
Member since 01 May 2007
Member from Dunedin
hello i was just wondering if you know of any belly dance clubs or schools in dunedin
I'm sure there's at least one. Just checked the medanz site,but couldn't see one listed. That doesn't mean there isn't one,but they may not be members of medanz.
AHA! Found one:
There you go Honeybee - if they're not still doing bellydance,get back to me & I can ask our Tutor.
Happy dancing,hope you enjoy it.
There you go Honeybee,happy dancing hope you enjoy it. If that's not still current,get back to me & I'll ask our tutor.
Member since 21 Jan 2007
Member from Napier
I had a chuckle at your activity.I'm not suggesting it is laughable. Just reminded me of when I was in the Taradale RSA Concert party many years\ago. We used to paint(Make-up) eyes on the men's nipples,a nose,and around the belly button-lips. Then played a march tune like The Bridge on the River Kwai. All the men would thrust their tummies in and out to the music.Boy did it ever get laughs. There were some prominent beer guts in those days.The men's faces would be hidden by a drop cloth. Had they kept up their "Belly-Dancing",I"m sure they would have lost their big tummies. Keep it up ladies.
Member since 28 Jun 2006
Member from Runanga
A while ago a there were night classes being run for bellydancing at the local High School. In the ad for the classes it said to bring along your stretch marks and wobbly bits etc. It was about the only class I qualified for!!
Member since 14 Sep 2006
Member from Glenfield
ha ha Rosie..that is so funny..
Rosie,I'd fit that criteria too!
Member since 29 Aug 2007
Member from Hokitika
Hi. I've just joined this site because I saw the conversation about bellydancing. I used to do it in Dunedin at a place just off Princes Street but I can't remember the name of the woman who took the classes. I also danced with Lizzie who does the classes in Greymouth. We had a ball and the wobbly bits don't matter at all, makes it more fun.
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