Bashira Bellydance is a community dance group that has been together for more than ten years. Originally, classes were held at CSU and then moved to PCYC Bathurst. In 2012, the bellydancers moved again and classes are now held at West Bathurst Public School on Wednesdays from 6pm.
Bellydancing is an ancient form of dancing, originating from the middle east. It is women’s dance, done by women to improve their fitness and vitality for centuries. The actual name Bellydancing is somewhat of a misnomer, with this name first being given to the dance form in 1926 at the World Trade Fair. It is thought that bellydancing was a corruption of “Baladi” which means simply country dancing. As almost no moves are done using the stomach, calling it hip dancing or torso dancing would be more accurate. Sometimes, bellydancing is referred to as Middle Eastern folkloric dance.
The lovely girls who make up Bashira Bellydance don’t care what it is called, they just love to express their femininity in dance! The group has changed structure over the years, with people coming and going, but there is a core group who have remained constant over the years. If you would like to come and have a go at bellydancing, there is absolutely no need to ever show your stomach, wear a soft comfortable skirt or pants and a t-shirt or tank top. Come prepared for a wiggle and a giggle!!
Classes start at 6pm on Wednesdays at West Bathurst Public School and cost $7
02 6337 2520
West Bathurst Public School, Suttor St., Bathurst, NSW