Fat dance interlude

Very few things make me happier than watching fabulous dancers.

Make sure to check out the awesome Tumblr Fat Can Dance, where I found some of these videos.


3 thoughts on “Fat dance interlude

  1. I have to say, I discovered your blog today through The Big Thrifty page and this post has helped me more than you could possibly know. I’ve always been a big girl, but over the past year stress and depression have made me go up two dress sizes. With summer starting and all the warm weather, it’s been devastating to find that most of the sun dresses I rocked last year don’t fit me properly anymore and I’ve been more body conscious.than I have been in years.

    But when I look at these women, they’re all so beautiful. And some of them are bigger than me, and it doesn’t matter, they really are beautiful.

    Do you know of any good resources to find body positive dance classes? I think it would be incredibly empowering for me to learn tribal dancing or bellydancing, but I’ve had bad experiences trying to join dance classes before.

    • 😀 I’m so glad this post helped you! Fat dance is so powerful, isn’t it?

      That sucks that you’ve had bad experiences with dance classes. I’ve only taken bellydancing classes at dance festivals, so unfortunately, I don’t have a recommendation for a local class. But I recommend contacting the Eve Tribal Belly Dance Company, which is based in Worcester. I took a class with them at NEFFA, and they’re awesome. They might know of some body-positive belly dance classes in the Boston area!

      Also, as a contra dancer of almost ten years, I’m contractually obligated to plug it. 😉 It’s pretty different from bellydancing–it’s a type of folk dance that developed here in New England, and has some moves in common with square dancing–but it’s a very accepting environment, and there are dancers of all shapes and sizes. The Thursday and Monday dances in Concord, and the BIDA dance on Sundays in Cambridge, are particularly good.

      I also recommend Let Your Yoga Dance, which I go to sometimes. It’s a combination of yoga and various dance styles. It can feel a bit dorky at times, but it’s a lot of fun, and very body-positive.

      Let me know if you want to know more info about any of these dances, and good luck finding something that works for you!

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