Course Overview

Ready to move those hips? Belly dance, or Raqs Sharqi, is a lively and expressive form of movement that is enjoyable for every age, body type, and fitness level. With ancient roots in Middle Eastern, Northern African, and Central Asian (MENACA) cultures, discover this captivating and alluring dance that is now celebrated worldwide.The movements of belly dance can work for every Body. It boosts confidence and offers a fun way to incorporate movement into your wellness routine. 

This course is perfect for the absolute beginner or for dancers with previous experience looking to refine the basics.

Your instructor, Theresa Sherman has studied Belly dance for over thirteen years and is a member of Farfesha, an internationally recognized Belly Dance Troupe. She is a forever student of the art form and committed to the belief that Belly dance is for All Bodies.


What You'll Learn

  • Learn basic moves and fun ways to incorporate movement into your wellness routine.
  • Boost your confidence and experience a new type of dance
  • Learn about the roots of Belly dance and how it's traveled worldwide during the past century.

Who Should Attend

Belly dance is for every Body. From experienced dancers to those who have never danced before, you'll learn in a supportive non-judgmental environment. Come dance with us!
Thank you for your interest in this course. This course is not currently open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.

Safety Information

Participation is at your own risk. Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This class is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment (Health & Fitness).

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