90 Day Belly Dance Challenge

written by Andalee on March 28, 2014 in Healthy for life with 76 comments

I’ve decided to challenge myself to belly dance every day for 90 days starting on April 1. I was inspired by a belly dance friend who I hadn’t caught up with for awhile. We’re both going to Aziza’s Dream Camp in July and when I asked her how her dancing was going she said that she was dancing every day. It really motivated me because I know I really should be dancing every day as well in order to get my dancing up to snuff for the Dream Camp. It’s a goal I talked about in January. So I thought the best way to do this would be to make it a public challenge, much like my sorta failed Fat Belly Dancer Works Out challenge.

I’ve seen some dance challenges that are pretty hardcore. Not only do you have dance every day, you also have to do it for 90 minutes or you have to work out too. Nope. I know that is unrealistic for me, as it probably is for some of you as well. I work, albeit part time, and I struggle with health issues, so I am making this rather simple. I want it to be something that I can stick to.

Here are the ground rules:

  1. Dance every day for 90 days consecutively.
  2. Set a goal for what you want to accomplish by the end of 90 days.
  3. Track each day in the progress tracker.
  4. Write about it once a week.

90 Day Dance Tracker
For the dance to count each session should be at least 5 minutes long, so noodling about in the kitchen while you’re waiting for your water to boil counts! That’s why I am not building in any rest days. My guess is that some days I’ll just barely get by and other days I’ll have the stamina to dance for at least an hour. Heck, on Wednesday nights, my class night, I dance for two hours straight!

I realize that I will probably skip some days, but I am going to try my best not to. If I skip a day, my 90 days will start off where I left off. Meaning that if I skip day 12, then day 13 becomes my day 12 and so on.

OK, so who’s with me? I would love for you to join in me in this challenge. I’ve provided a downloadable tracking form for you to print and follow along, or feel free to create your own, or just use a notebook!

Would you like to share your experience on the website? I am looking for a couple of dancers to write about their experience as well. You can write a weekly feature, like I plan on doing or just write one guest blog at the end of your experience to share what you’ve learned. Contact me for more information!

Writing not your thing, but you’re still planning on trying the challenge? Please let me know by posting a comment here or on our Facebook page.

Happy dancing everyone!

About Andalee

Andalee is the founder of Belly Dance at Any Size. She is an Oriental dancer and instructor from Durham, NC, now based in Montpellier, France. She has been dancing since 2005 and teaching since 2008. Her mission is to promote Oriental Dance (a.k.a. belly dance) as a respected and valid performance art.