Some Hamline University students took refuge from the cold on Friday nights during January
term by taking part in a belly dancing workshop hosted by campus
Belly dancing is an ancient style of dance that originates in the
Middle East and North Africa, although the exact time and place are debated. The
workshops allow students to learn some of the basic moves while also getting a
“Belly dancing is one of the fastest growing forms of
exercise in the United States,” claimed Becky Krueger who teaches the course,
which was free and offered through the Student Leadership and Activities
department at Hamline.
Krueger graduated from Hamline University in 1998
and since graduation picked up the sport of belly dancing.
enjoy this,” said Jessy Hennesy, a current Hamline student.
dancing strengthens core muscles and is a low-impact activity, which makes it
easier on the joints,” Krueger said.
There is talk of extending to
program into spring semester due to the level of student interest.
something we are definitely looking into,” said Wendy Burns the director of
Student Leadership and Activities.
Click here to see a short video of the
belly dancing class. For more information on the classes, call Lamar Singles at