It was now time for us to have a go!! Wafaa supplied scarves with bells and charms attached to tie tightly around our hips, which was to aid the movements required for Belly Dancing. Wafaa chose Egyptian classical music for us to dance to and took us through the various basic moves which gave us the basis for a dance routine. We all found the new dance moves challenging which engendered much hilarity as we were put through our paces. With guidance we all managed a shimmy of the hips and shoulders and had great fun taking part in this type of dance/exercise. For those members who sat out the practical element they shared in the activity by shaking their arms and shoulders from their seats.
Wafaa finished with a Belly Dance performance – which to be honest if we had tried, we would have been falling over each other. We all headed home with aching sides and cheeks from so much laughter and hilarity and looking forward to the next meeting when we will be learning about and making Venetian Masks.