Have you noticed that there are more and more events taking place in Buffalo that feature performances by belly dancers? This past year I saw dancers at Music is Art, The Witches Ball, The Kootsie Ball… belly dancing is certainly becoming a mainstay of the event scene in Buffalo. Ten year ago you would be lucky to catch a belly dance act, and the only place that that might possibly happen would be at a local Indian restaurant. Even that was unusual however. These days belly dance classes abound, and professional and amateur dancers can be found at myriad events, including outdoor festivals such as the Elmwood Festival of the Arts.
Where as years ago, the art of belly dancing was considered an exotic routine that was reserved for a select passionate few, today the world of belly dancing has opened up to anyone who might find it appealing. Even traditional dance and yoga studios are getting into the act. Starting February 5 at 7:30pm Maia Alexandra will be teaching a mixed level belly dance class at Buffalo Yoga called Breath of Bellydance. Every Tuesday students will be able to learn a series of movements with drills and light combinations in a spacious and welcoming environment. If you’ve been looking to fulfill that New Year’s fitness resolution, belly dancing will make it fun while keeping you fit.
This is a an ALL LEVELS and ongoing class; no experience is necessary. More advanced dancers will be given extra challenges and layers. Please wear clothing that is comfortable to move in, and bring something to tie around your hips. Classes are $10 for pre-paid punch cards, or $15 for drop ins. Enter through the main door on the far right, take the elevator to the fourth floor, and follow the signs to suite 418, Buffalo Yoga.
Buffalo Yoga – Facebook
Breath of Bellydance Classes – Facebook event
Tri-Main Center Suite 418,
2495 Main St, Buffalo, NY