How long have you been dancing, and why is dancing important to you?

I FIRST DISCOVERED Oriental belly-dance at sixteen years old when my mother took me to a local class. I was a moody teenager with low self-esteem. My mother was worried about my moods and although she was not a dancer herself she knew this dance could force negativity out of my body, reduce stress and enhance peace and healing. This proved right. My self-esteem improved; I started to accept myself. The six-week course culminated in my first performance in Avebury Village Hall.

What kind of dancing do you do?

I specialise in ...


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