The following is a post by Miss Luisa, Director of KIDS ProgramsChief Instructor, Performer and HipNotica Fitness Instructor at Belly Motions

In September of 2010, about a year after I began teaching children to Belly Dance, I noticed that many of the women who regularly attended our Belly Motions classes were the ones bringing their daughters into the Belly Motions KIDS Programs.  As Mommies peeked through the curtains to watch their daughters engaged in the fun and playfulness of our children’s classes, I couldn’t help but want to bring them in!  It was time to find a happy median where mothers and daughters could share the gift of Belly Dance at the same time.  Thus, the Belly Motions Mommy n’ Me Experience was born!

Belly Motions Mommy n' Me Experience regulars Grandmother Miriam and Granddaughter Elise

There are many elements about the Belly Motions Mommy n’ Me Experience that make it unlike any other.  Here are my top 4 “Favorite Things” about this very special program:

1. Bonding: They’re only young once!  

Every year I hear the voices of Mommies whisper “I’m just not sure how much longer she’ll want to dance with me!”  The opportunity to bond with your little one while she is a child comes but once in her lifetime.  Share the fun of Belly Dance with her while you still have the chance! 😉

2. Set an example, BE a positive role model!  

What better way to teach your little one the importance of health, fitness and an overall active lifestyle than to do it yourself… with her!  Belly Dance offers many health and fitness benefits for kids and adults alike.  Why not talk the talk and walk the walk? Experience a healthy lifestyle together in an environment that is positive, friendly and fun…. There’s no place like Belly Motions!

3. It takes a village to raise a child!  

Before and after class, during breaks, and everywhere in between the constant exchange of tips, tricks, and “how to’s” between mommies is ever present.  How wonderful it is to see the bonding extend to that of mother to mother, it becomes a support group unlike any other!  Our Belly Motions Mommies RAK! (By the way, “Raks” or “raqs” is the Arabic translation that means “to dance.”)  

Belly Motions Mommy n' Me Experience regulars Christina and Jadyn (and that's Benjamin in Mommy's Belly!) performing for the Belly Motions 8th Year Anniversary Show

4. Open her eyes!

Belly Dance originates from the Orient and is danced in many Middle Eastern countries today.  Often times, this ancient dance form is traditionally passed down from generation to generation by mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters to younger girls at family events and special occasions.  As foreigners representing Middle Eastern dance, mothers and daughters experience educational and cultural enrichment as they learn to Belly Dance!

So what are you waiting for?  Grab your Princess and let the Belly Motions Mommy n’ Me Experience add a special sparkle to your world, it’s the hip-est way to bond!

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