By Kristi Reed
Each Wednesday, several women ranging in age from 17 to 50+ gather at the Buford Human Services Center to learn the art of belly dancing.
Instructor Francy Collins, who began taking lessons after she turned 50, is eager to share her love of the dance with her students.
"I really love it, I really enjoy it and I recommend it highly," Collins said.
While often thought of as an exotic or even erotic form of entertainment, belly dancing is, in fact, an excellent form of exercise which involves isolating various muscle groups to perform the dance moves.
According to Collins, belly dancing can help participants tone muscles and get fit no matter their age and is particularly good for those whose work or lifestyle is sedentary.
"We need to move," Collins said. "We were made to be moving."
Collins hopes more people will join the free class which is offered on Wednesdays from 4:45-5:45 p.m. Space is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.
For more information, contact the Buford Human Services Center at 770-614-2526. The center is located at 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford.
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