BASA is pleased to offer an education series as part of Senior Expo 2012. These education sessions will be offered throughout Senior Expo in the Civic Center Conference Room, just off the lobby to the right.
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Often considered the oldest dance, Belly Dance developed through the influence of many different cultures and continues its long process of development today. Uniquely designed for the female body, it emphasizes abdominal muscles, hip and chest moves. Because it is a smooth flowing, yet complex series of movements, belly dance is a wonderful fitness practice for all ages and physical abilities. Northern Express readers voted Crystal the 2012 winner of area’s “best fitness trainer.” Crystal will be beginning a gentle bellydance class through the senior center entitled “Senior Shimmy,” starting May 21st.
Crystal Bindi Studio began with the goal of facilitating positive transformation, both physical and personal. This global dance community is about getting fit from the inside out. Through movement, community, and self-expression, Crystal Bindi offers world dance classes that will make you sweat, laugh, and release your inner beautiful.
About the Studio
Penny Morris began belly dancing in 2003 to help her lose weight. While watching her mom shimmy in the living room, Adrian decided she wanted to be part of this new “hobby” her mom had discovered.
What began as a personal interest for Penny, became a shared experience for her and her daughter, an escape for a grieving mother, and finally a pillar of strength for an emerging business woman.
Penny began the studio to honor her daughter who was lost in a car accident in 2004. Penny had the opportunity to watch her quiet daughter blossom into a beautiful young woman through the confidence given to her by belly dance. To honor their shared experience and Adrian’s transformation, she began Crystal Bindi Studio, a dream of Adrian’s, to help other women find themselves through dance and community.