Monthly Archives: February 2016

Get smokin’ hot with this full bellydance warm up!

Full Bellydance Warm Up(1)

We’re half way through term here at the SMBA mothership in Reading, the classes are just flying by!

I hope you are getting stuck into your classes wherever you are. In this week’s blog I’m talking about the one thing that will make sure you get the absolute best out of your class.

Read on to find out what the secret sauce is …

Like eating our greens, we know we’ve gotta do it. It’s good for us, makes us feel better in the long run and there are no short cuts.


Practice is the key to enjoying your dance to the full and pushing past frustration. I’ll be completely real with you: there is no substitute or way around that. Thinking about it, intending to do it, watching it, knowing how to do it is, unfortunately, not enough.

I’m pretty passionate about this topic because there’s nothing that bums me out more than seeing my students get frustrated with themselves when they struggle with mastering a move or perfecting their posture.

Perhaps it happens to you too? The only thing to do in this situation is not to think about it, but to DO it.

Once you get started you’ll find that a little bit of regular, independent practice will help you get past those little niggles with your dancing.

So in this week’s video, I’m going to lead you through a full bellydance warm up to help you get the blood flowing, get your dance mojo going and help you to get your practice session going!

Come on, let’s get sweaty together …

I hope you enjoyed this week’s video, be sure you leave a comment below on youtube and of course give it a thumbs up so I know you dig this kind of thing for future vids!

Thank you for reading and watching, I truly am grateful.

With love and shimmies
Helen xx

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