Belly dance is an ancient Egyptian form of dance that is now practiced in several counties around the world. It involves isolating muscle groups in the stomach, chest, and hips. It is great for strengthening the core and it supports the muscle groups around lumbar spine. It is gentle enough for people of all ages and abilities to practice. It is also an effective workout for pregnant women because it strengthens and tones the pelvic floor. In class, we dance to traditional Arabic music which offers a fun and exciting rhythm. Belly dance class is a time to unwind, destress, exercise, and express yourself through movement.