Ep 67. Oreet: Belly Dance as a Fitness Workout

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Inspiring and empowering woman all around the world, Oreet has developed her unique certified fitness program SharQui which is a beautiful blend of fitness workout and belly dance! Oreet has 20+ years of experience as a fitness and dance instructor. She has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN to name a few and have the titles Bellydancer of the Year, Jewel of the Nile, Entertainer of the Year and Middle Eastern Dance Champion of North America.

In this interview you will learn about:

  • The role of belly dance in the culture of Israel

  • How Oreet dealt with the constant feeling of not fitting in

  • Where the idea of belly dance fitness workout came from

  • Differences between teaching a regular belly dance and fitness belly dance class

  • How belly dance can serve as a cardio and strength workout

  • The reaction of belly dance community on her fitness project

  • Genius business tips on how to present and promote your dance class

Show Notes to this episode:

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Find Oreet on website, Instagram, YouTube, and FB. More resources: SharQui TV, and SharQui Instructor Certification.

Find Iana on Instagram, FB, Youtube, website .

My Inner Dancer: myinnerdancer.com

Bellydance Evolution and information about their new program and casting: bellydanceevolution.com

Podcast: www.ianadance.com/podcast