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Do you want to learn something new, step out of your comfort zone, get in touch with your core muscles and have a whole lot of fun doing it? The Spring session of belly dance classes with Greenstone Belly Dance starts in May 2019!

Whether you’re brand new to belly dance (or new to dance in general!), or you’ve got a few hip drops under your coin belt, there’s something on offer for you in Delft and Rotterdam with Greenstone Belly Dance. To kick off the new session, we're offering a free trial lesson at both locations!

If you're interested in belly dancing in Delft, come join us at Buurthuis de Wending from 19:00 on Monday the 6th of May. Register in advance at www.greenstonebellydance.com/classes, or just turn up and register on the night.

We look forward to shimmying with you!

THE DETAILS –
WHAT: Free trial belly dance session with Siobhan Camille of Greenstone Belly Dance
WHERE: Buurthuis de Wending, Raamstraat 67, Delft
WHEN: 19:00-20:00, May 6th 2019
COST: Free!
REGISTER: Fill out the registration form for the free try-out class in Delft, or to register for the full session. All the information can be found at www.greenstonebellydance.com/classes.

- CLASS DETAILS -
If you like learning new things, if you're looking to strengthen your body, and if you want to step out of your comfort zone - you'll love belly dance!
You’ll learn how to access and isolate muscles around the hips and torso to create both soft, fluid movements, and stunning sharp hits and locks.
This course covers both technique and choreography, to give you a technical grounding that can be transferred to any belly dance style, and to get you up and dancing straight away.
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Just published: A Retrospective Study Investigating Injury Incidence and Factors Associated with Injury Among Belly Dancers

I am really pleased to share that my article, “A Retrospective Study Investigating Injury Incidence and Factors Associated with Injury Among Belly Dancers” has been published in the March 2019 edition of the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. We collected so much data we could have written several papers from this, but I’m really pleased this little piece is out there.

As far as we know, this is the first scientific study ever to examine injury incidence and potential risk factors in belly dancers. I hope this generates more interest around the topic and furthers the belief that oriental dance and its associated forms are worth of academic study.

For us, The most significant clinical implication from this study is the correlation of non-dance-related exercise with reduced risk of injury. Strengthtraining has already been suggested for reducing injury risk in dancers of other styles, and as dance requires both aerobicand anaerobic fitness in addition to strength, any exercise training outside of dance may be beneficial for meeting the athletic requirements of dance.

You can access the article here. 

 
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Silvia Salamanca at Cues and Tattoos 2018
My swords are covered in rust. My body is dirty with soil. My Soul carries the pain of a thousand wounds. And yet, I rise, over and over again to exist among the living. 


Silvia Salamanca at 3rd Coast Tribal 2012
Blending flamenco and tribal bellydance, once more time full of passion, fire and emotion!


Silvia Salamanca Double Sword at 3rd Coast Tribal 2013
Silvia Salamanca in her first dance with 2 swords.
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Dance has helped me overcome a lot of personal challenges. If I feel sad or depressed, I just go to the set and dance. It makes me feel alive.

Remo D'Souza

Artist: Morgana § Photo: Mariano Francisco § Costume: Creaciones Shakti