The biggest benefit is being in shape and having a strong body. Also, gaining self-esteem and confidence. It takes a lot of practice and work to learn this dance, so it was a good feeling when I could actually do it.Betty
I never knew you could have this much fun working so hard. If I am willing to try, Cheryl is always willing to help.Betty
Betty Arnold has been a student at ArtFit for 12 years. Although bellydance has been her focus, she has also attended pole and silks classes. What Betty won’t tell you is that she is awesome at all of it. She answered a few questions for us about what brought her to ArtFit and what keeps her coming back.
What brought you to these classes?
I was helping a friend with his kids. They were taking karate classes & I watched Cheryl teach Belly Dance while I was waiting on them. I thought she was the most beautiful dancer I had ever seen & just knew I could never do that. My friend David Pattillo had a different view on that and told me to just take one class. If I didn’t like it I could stop. That was 12 yrs. ago! Can’t begin to tell you how happy I am that I tried it! So much fun, Cheryl is a great teacher. The costumes are absolutely beautiful!
What benefits have you gained from taking these classes?
The biggest benefit is being in shape and having a strong body. Also, gaining self-esteem and confidence. It takes a lot of practice and work to learn this dance, so it was a good feeling when I could actually do it. I never knew you could have this much fun working so hard. If I am willing to try, Cheryl is always willing to help.
What do you hope to gain or achieve in the future through the classes that you take?
I may be the oldest student Cheryl has so my hope for the future is that I continue to dance whatever age I am, because it keeps me moving and, yes, it keeps me feeling young!
Please tell us about any positive experiences that you have had with ArtFit or anything else that you would like to share.
Every time I go, it’s a positive experience. Some people are just natural teachers. That’s how I think of Cheryl and Walt because they can explain or demonstrate in a way that makes sense to me. Of course, Olivia is right there with them. If someone wants to be involved with professionals that are knowledgeable, more than competent, encouraging, and just all around great people then ArtFit is where you need to be!