Belly Dance & Pregnancy


Health, Harmony and Belly Dance

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, July, 8th, 2019 in Belly Dance & Pregnancy, Dance Inspiration, Learning, Your Dance Body No Comments

Throughout my dance career I have seen and personally experienced the many benefits of dancing, and especially the positive impact that belly dancing can have on periods, pregnancy and mental wellbeing. Since my own pregnancy I’ve also discovered many links between how complementary therapies like acupuncture, reflexology, mediation and yoga tie in with the movements […]


Belly dance and pregnancy

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, April, 9th, 2018 in Belly Dance & Pregnancy, Dance Inspiration, Your Dance Body No Comments

Although there currently isn’t any scientific evidence to support the fact that belly dancing can have a positive impact on pregnancy and birth, there is plenty to suggest that the two compliment one another perfectly. Having danced through 9 months of carrying my son, teaching several pregnant students and collaborating with my local Children’s Centre […]


Do babies dance?

By Ishtar Dance on Tuesday, September, 19th, 2017 in Belly Dance & Pregnancy, Dance Inspiration, Your Dance Body No Comments

So I had a little boy last year and it has certainly turned my life upside down. But even before he was born, people would ask me if my ‘bump’ really liked dancing… The answer was always yes, and now that he’s out in the real world, that’s still very much the case. As a dancer and […]


Why being a mum might make you a better dancer

By Ishtar Dance on Monday, September, 11th, 2017 in Belly Dance & Pregnancy, Dance Coaching, Dance Inspiration, Uncategorised, Your Dance Body 2 Comments

Being a working mum is hard at the best of times, but being a dancer and a mum can seem almost impossible to many. Not only have you got unsociable working hours, but being pregnant and out of action for several months can also mean you lose your regular performance or teaching job. However, as […]


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