Dancers bring the bling

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

For a dance style with plenty of colour, bling and fun, it is dif­fi­cult to go past belly danc­ing.

About 15 lo­cal women headed to Wel­come Lot­ter­ies House last week to prac­tise their moves with Shim­mers of the Sun Kar­ratha Belly Danc­ing at its first class of the year.

They learnt a tech­ni­cally chal­leng­ing veil dance be­fore loos­en­ing up for a more Bol­ly­wood-style num­ber.

The belly danc­ing group has been run­ning for sev­eral years, but took an 18-month break un­til early last year.

Teacher Jude Chap­man has been en­joy­ing belly danc­ing since 2003.

“We’re not about per­form­ing and we’re not about per­fec­tion,” she said. “Our group is all about in­clu­sion and fun.

“It’s a cel­e­bra­tion of be­ing a wo­man, it’s be­ing sen­sual, it’s all about you, no kids, and it’s ex­er­cise that makes you smile.”

At the end of this term they will hold a Halfa, a cel­e­bra­tion of belly danc­ing where par­tic­i­pants eat, drink and dance.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Per­era

The class learns a veil dance.

Teacher Jude Chap­man leads the class through some moves.

Al­li­son Vin­cent and Shan Su.

Tr­ish Wieland and Katie O’Neill.

Shae Greig and Cathryn Bell.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.