Ladies, it’s time to get your groove on

When was the last time you moved?

No, not in a car or a walk to the shops, but really moved, shook those hips, moved those feet and sent your whole body into raptures?

In general, if you are over 40 it is likely that heading out for a night of dancing ‘like no one is watching’ or should that be ‘hoping somebody was watching’, is more a memory from your long lost youth, rather than a regular activity.

It is what we do as we age, we start to surrender the things that made us laugh and enjoy life. With things such as a night dancing becoming memories rather than remaining an important part of our lives.

Simply because we have a number associated with our name should not mean that this defines how we live, and activities such as regularly dancing or any form of exercise is so important for our physical mental health and well-being.

Dancing is creative, it allows you to express yourself, helps maintaining our physical health and fitness and is proven to help the brain, which is why dancing is used in retirement villages to help with developing brain pathways to help ward off the effects of dementia and Alzheimer.

Aside from the great for mental and physical health impacts of dancing it is also a wonderful way to meet new people and engage in a community of similar interest.

If you are worried about having ‘two left feet’, well the truth is you do have both left and right feet and there is a dance style out there for you and all you need to do is find it!

One of my favourite forms of dancing styles is Burlesque, because it is cheeky, sexy and best of all you do not need a partner.

It is why I am excited to announce a Burlesque night I am hosting on April 14 at the Balgowlah Bowling Club.

The event, ‘Dance Like a Diva’, is a celebration of all we love about dancing and will be an elegant, cheeky and playful afternoon with lots of laughs with friends, and of course plenty of dancing.

It is also in support of a good cause, with $10 going to the Dr Ray Hodgson’s charity ‘Australians for Women’s Health’, supporting women in Nepal who are in need of urgent medical help from the crippling effects of Prolapse.

Women with this condition cannot work and many are abandoned by their husbands as they are unable to have sexual relations. In Nepal we have seen the mental health impacts of this treatable condition seeing increased rates of suicide of female sufferers.

So if you are after an afternoon of fun and laughter, feel sexy and be proud to shake your groove thing, whilst supporting a good cause, then please book your tickets through Eventbrite today.

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