Mixed emotions of nerves and excitement overwhelmed me as I entered the UTSC dance studio Monday afternoon. I took my first EVER instructional class at UTSC - belly dancing.
The only minuscule knowledge I have of this Middle Eastern tradition is watching any music video by Shakira. I'm truly a rookie when it comes to shaking any sort of body part and keeping a rhythm.
The dance instructor, Zahra, started off with stretches to warm the body. Shaking our legs, moving our hands and arms on a yoga mat, making sure our body was ready for the routine.
She turned on "Tonight I'm Lovin' You" by Enrique Iglesias and said to get into our first position.
F.Y.I - I'm 4 weeks behind the class. I had to catch up to their routine in less then an hour.
Find out my final results in the video below.
Shakira doesn't even know.