Bellydance is an ancient form of dance that has been performed by women for centuries as ritual and art. Yet, the beauty of
this dance has not diminished with time. It has become even more exquisite as its intricacies have changed and adapted to modern music and concept. Bellydance is a uniquely powerful and feminine form of dance.
The movements are natural to the female body, although, in the beginning it may not feel that way. The process of learning to bellydance strengthens the core, abs, legs, arms and shoulders while increasing heart rate and burning calories. It improves the body while teaching grace, femininity, and strength. Beginning a bellydance class can feel intimidating, but most people begin class with no dance experience. It takes about six weeks for the body to respond the way you may want, but it is worth the effort.
Bellydance varies in style from country to country and changes with music popularity and, even, pop culture. ArtFit offers two styles of bellydance. We base our beginner class in the fundamentals of Egyptian dance. We believe that understanding the dance in its traditional form is the basis of all good belly dance, classical or modern fusion. After establishing the basics, you can explore classical Egyptian Bellydance, modern tribal and tribal fusions styles, and find your own personal dance style.
Our beginner classes focus on body awareness, posture, and basic movement. This class is for everyone, and no experience is necessary.We start with fundamental body mechanics and turn it into beautiful fluid movement. You will learn the basic movements that are inherent to bellydance and that will provide you with the tools that you will need to begin to dance.
We continue challenging our student with intermediate and advanced classes. Our intermediate classes are an introduction to the different styles that we offer. We will explore the concepts and movement inherent in each dance style. Advanced students focus on performance-ready curriculum. This level explores the Concepts of Dance that are found in all powerful and intriguing dances as well as prepares the dancers for performance opportunities. At AtFit, we strive to offer bellydance to women in Lubbock as an activity to improve your health as well as an opportunity to participate in an art form that women have been sharing for centuries.