Women are invited to come to Shake Your Beauty with friends, daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, or just on their own.
Taking place Nov. 23, the annual fundraiser will support the costs of providing women’s programs at the Family Resource Centre.
“They might be hesitant at first but they leave laughing, pleasantly tired and many of them talking about taking more dance lessons,” said Debbie Larson, African dance instructor and organizer of the event. “No experience is necessary and women of all ages, shapes and sizes and different physical conditions come.
“They can do as little or as much as they want to. The idea is to have fun and learn about some of the different kinds of dance in our community.”
As well, there will be instruction in belly dancing, Polynesian dance and at the end, relaxing yoga stretches.
“The women find out that dancing makes them feel good. The music does something. When we hear a beat, we want to move to it. Women always comment on what fun they’ve had and ask for more,” said Larson. “I so appreciate the women who volunteer their time to instruct. They come because they love dancing and want to share it with other women.”
There will be four one-hour dance sessions with 15-minute breaks between. A light lunch of fruit, bagels and drinks is provided.
Shake Your Beauty takes place Nov. 23 at CMHA, 3100-28th Ave., Vernon. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., with dancing starting at 10 a.m. and the day finishing at 2:45 p.m. Participants are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if they have one.
The cost is $20 and pre-registration is required because space is limited. For more information and registration, call 250-545-3390.