Dancers bring the bling
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.
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.