A Special Message From Our Founder

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Welcome to our Central Texas Belly Dance Association website! We wish to thank you for your interest in this ancient art form of dance.

Belly dance is many things to many ladies. Body size or shape, height or weight, gender, race, religion doesn’t make any difference for a belly dancer.

This art form has been an earthly experience for me. From shyness I became a belly dancer with added self-esteem and confidence. At almost 65 years of age, I have improved my flexibility, balance, range of motion, and stamina. My memory is better. As we have to learn and remember routines to perform together in traditional belly dance.

Most of all, I wish each of you the joy we have found belly dancing. Better posture and heightened confidence.We are sisters in dance.

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Maidens of Mystery

Come join us in joy and fun with belly dancing. Do something your Mom or aunt wouldn’t do but is respectable. Become unstuck in life and feel yourself blossom into the lady you were meant to be! As Emeril used to say on his cooking show – take your life up a notch! —Khaliqa

Khaliqa is the founder of the Central Texas Belly Dance Association and served as our first president.  She continues to perform and teach in the local community.