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Belly dancers shape up for Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt

BELLY DANCERS: Judi Chatwood, Karen Keogh, Willo Riley and Gina and Kyesha Graham enjoying belly dancing classes in Blackbutt. Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times
BELLY DANCERS: Judi Chatwood, Karen Keogh, Willo Riley and Gina and Kyesha Graham enjoying belly dancing classes in Blackbutt. Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times Keagan Elder

Judi Chatwood has been entwined with the art of belly dancing for almost 10 years now, bringing the art to Blackbutt by hosting classes for more than three years.

"I did it in Brisbane for five or six years with Hypnotic Belly Dancing," Ms Chatwood said.

Drawn by the elegance of the moves, she finds belly dancing an exotic way to keep fit and have fun with other women in Blackbutt.

"We just love it - it's fun, it keeps you fit, it's sexy, it's sensual," she said.

Although she admits it's not for everyone, breaking from the country women norms.

"I think it appeals to a certain person, and the ladies that are here will stick to it."

The ladies have performed at a number of shows - preparing for this year's Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt.

"We perform locally at shows and Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt, we also performed in Brisbane recently at a hafla, which is a ladies only belly dancing night," Ms Chatwood said.  

 

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