If you are looking for a fun way to get fit, why not try belly dancing?
Belly dancing is a great form of exercise that gets the whole body involved. It tones muscles in the arms and legs, strengthens and tightens the abdominals and obliques and improves posture and flexibility.
Depending on the length of your belly dance session, you can burn as many calories as jogging, biking or swimming. On average a person can burn more than 300 calories an hour belly dancing. But it’s not just a great physical workout. Belly dancing can be a confidence booster, a fun way to relax and a chance to meet new people.
It is not hard to find belly dancing classes in Decatur and most places are offering sessions right now. provides three different options including Special Body Beautification Belly Dance, Belly Dance Your Body and Belly Dance: Seated Belly Dance Weekend Workshop. The Seated Belly Dance gives individuals who may be injured or challenged a creative way to utilize the parts of their body that can move.
Saroya at teaches a variety of class levels. Beginners get to learn the basic moves, rhythms, finger cymbals and a short dance combination.
The Dalloua Dance Company has classes for all levels including private coaching. The company also offers Cardio Belly Dancing for a really intense workout. Instructors work on strength and technique and also emphasize the aerobic activity of belly dancing. Participants even use weights that go on their hips and wrists.
You may have seen some of the The Awalim Dance Company dancers performing in the Decatur area. They also offer a variety of classes at the Metro Dance Company Studios in Avondale.
Classes usually incorporate fun props such as colorful scarves,veils, finger symbols, also known as zills, and a hip scarf with or without coins.