NEW YEAR, BETTER YOU! For many people, January marks a fresh start. Resolutions are made, many of which are inspired by the motivation to become a better you. Whether it’s on the inside or outside, the New Year is the perfect time to try new things, push yourself in new directions and learn about more ways to nurture your mind, body and soul. So here at Oakville.com, we’re excited to launch our ‘NEW YEAR, BETTER YOU’ article series. During the month of Janaury, we’ll share stories, tips and profiles about topics geared towards making you feel and look better than ever before.
First up: Try something different…a Better You Through Bellydance!
Are you looking for a change in 2013? One that leaves you knowing that you have met new friends and had a lot of fun while taking time for yourself to either stay or get fit and to look like the amazing person you are? Perhaps you would like to feel more agile or perhaps you just love to dance! Bellydance is a dance of joy and celebration that lifts your spirits, and reduces tension and stress. At BellyUp Bellydance Studio you will see the far-reaching effects of what Bellydance can do for you!
BellyUp Bellydance Studio in Bronte, Oakville is the #1 specialty bellydance studio in Halton. Get fit. Have fun. Or go pro. “Escape into bellydance” at Joharah’s BellyUp Bellydance Studio, a haven for bellydance students of all levels. BellyUp students benefit from the fact that Joharah is a well trained and experienced Egyptian dance artist and performer who is constantly learning, growing and further educating herself. Joharah’s classes are always fresh, exciting and she keeps her students continually inspired, wanting to come back for more. “A Better You Through Bellydance”
Bellydance is an ancient art that today serves as a means of strengthening muscles and bones while finding total escape as the dancers lose themselves in the music and movements, if only for an hour each week. It connects on a very deep level while exercising the body with shimmies, figure eights, undulations and complex footwork. It improves digestion, muscle definition, posture, blood circulation and lowers blood pressure.
When Joharah started to Bellydance she was overwhelmed by the beauty of motion and opportunity for self-expression. “My weekly belly dancing classes were my escape into another world” says Joharah. Smitten by Bellydance, she sought out a variety of the top Egyptian dance teachers to study with and there was no turning back. What she saw was the true culture behind the dance form which many students often don’t see. This is a style of dance that Middle Eastern women share when the men aren’t around. They close the door, move the furniture, turn up the volume and dance together and just have a great time. Joharah thought there’s no reason why Western women should not have a place to experience the same type of camaraderie, and that was when BellyUp, the studio, was born!
BellyUp Bellydance Studio of Oakville is proud to be celebrating its seventh year of business as well as a long list of accomplishments in the Middle Eastern dance community. Owner and Master Instructor Joharah began her Egyptian dance training many years ago and she continues to train and educate herself to this day about an art form that she calls “A lifetime journey and calling”. “I have studied with virtually every major Egyptian dance superstar available and I host many of them to teach at my Oakville studio and I am still learning and evolving as a dancer.” says Joharah. Today Joharah is a well-respected and highly sought after instructor, performer and choreographer and is responsible for helping to elevate the standards of technique that is bringing the art of Bellydance to new and exciting heights.
At BellyUp, Joharah makes that first step easy for you. Visit BellyUp Bellydance Studio located at 2318 Lakeshore Road West in Bronte, Oakville. Discover Bellydancing during a Free Trial Class. Their 10 week Winter session starts January 7th. As you progress you are able to take advantage of Joharah and other Master teachers who host workshops and educational intensives on a regular basis; it is a curriculum that offers both depth and diversity and a wide range of specialty programs. You will feel better, live longer and feel more alive in your spirit and your approach to life, family & friends.
Visit www.bellup.ca. Call BellyUp Bellydance at 905-465-3100 or e-mail Joharah at email@example.com. Want to see more? Check out these videos: