Will belly dancing help me get in shape or lose weight?

Belly dancing, like any other physically demanding exercise, can and will raise your metabolism, strengthen and tone your musculature, stimulate your circulation and increase caloric expenditure. It can help you both learn to love your body and enhance your overall health and well being. If you are seeking weight loss and fitness gains, then you may want to pair a belly dance class with a shimmy fit class or some other sort of physically demanding activity at least three times per week. Belly dance is a low impact, mild cardiovascular activity that will exercise every part of your body!