Thursday, 28 March 2013

Want to see Tribal Belly dance?

I have mentioned that I go to bellydance classes and I thought I would give you a sneak peek into the sort of stuff we do. There are loads of different styles from all different parts of the world and we try allsorts but below is Tribal style - my favourite!

The outfits satisfy my 'inner-goth' and the dances are simple but so effective when you dance in a group. This one is choreographed but sometimes we do a follow-my-leader style where one dancer goes to the front and everyone else has to copy by keeping an eye out for particular hand/arm/hip movements which are a code for a particular sequence.It is called 'improv.' Then someone else has a turn as the leader (if you are brave enough!)It is so much fun and as soon as we step out the audience sit up in their seats.

This was at our local community centre for a charity event to raise money for a village in Africa and later on the bill was a phenomenal African drum group and we couldn't stop dancing!!

I hope that helps you understand why I make strange looking headresses and crochet bra tops.

Enjoy life, that's what I say. Jo xx


  1. looks like a lot of fun!

    Nikki x

  2. It is fun to do and so is making the outfits and dressing up. xx