Belly Dance Moves You

People are usually seeking a different way to exercise, and at 11:30AM on Sunday in Hilton 404-405 instructor Alya Almee offered us a new idea. Belly dancing is an inexpensive way to tone the body and increase your cardio with just one tool – you.

This class combined isolation body movements with traveling steps set to music. Almee broke everything down so that novices could understand how to move, and to correct their body stance. After class, several people were hooked. It’s a convenient, work-friendly way to help stretch your body from prolonged sitting. You can even do several two-minute sessions throughout the day to build up your stamina and strength.

Never belly-danced? Try it. You may get your shimmy on.

Author of the article

Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together. Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced. Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con. Check out her new website ( or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)