September 2021: Belly Dancing

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In September we were joined by Beverley who took us on a journey through the history of bellydance and traditional Middle Eastern dancing. She demonstrated a variety of fantastic dances and explained when each one would have historically been used.

One of the most impressive dances was the one that involved the ‘Shamadam’, am intricate head-dress that holds a number of candles. Beverley danced with ease whilst wearing this head dress and explained how this dance and head-dress is used to make an entrance to a wedding with the bride and groom.

She then showed us her beautiful outfits before we had our own go at some bellydancing moves. There was a lot of shimmying, jingling and laughter during this wonderful evening.

Thank you Beverley! If anyone is interested in taking lessons please see her flyer below.

About Spa Sweethearts WI

A young, fun and diverse WI based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We encourage women to leave their preconceptions of the organisation at the door and find out what the modern WI is really like. Guests are welcome at our meetings - why not give it a try? Spa Sweethearts WI meets on the second Thursday of each month, 7:30pm, at Christ Church on the Stray, Harrogate.

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