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  • “Thank you, Gina, for pouring so much of yourself into every class. It is a joy to come in every week to laugh and learn together, and to see everyone encouraging and accepting others. You lead the way with your warm manner and enthusiasm. Belly dance and self-expression = joy!”

  • “Your classes are the most fun I've ever had with my clothes on!”

  • “When I signed up for this class I did so with two friends - but by the end of each class I feel as though I have a room full of girlfriends with whom I can laugh and giggle and have fun!!"

  • “Thank you so much for all your help!!  I don't think that there are enough words to thank you for introducing me to Middle Eastern dance, learning the dance and then performing the dance.  It has been so good for my post partum depression.” 

  • “My husband is elated to have a happier wife.  You are such an inspiration and light in our lives.” 

  • “I'm just grateful Gina.  You have no idea! 2006 was a black hole for me, and finding your classes was the only thing that lit it up!!   For that, I will ever be at your service.  It still amazes me there even is a person of your caliber in the area.”

  • “I wanted to write a note to tell you how much your classes have meant to me. At last, at this stage of my life (fifty this month), I'm finally feeling as though it is all right to do things for myself ...Now, I can shimmy, sway and dance to my hearts content.  It's truly lovely to be told to move those hips!”

  • “Taking your classes has also afforded me the privilege of meeting some of the most amazing, truly beautiful women.  I have connected with some and have shared some tears, belly laughs, and great stories with a few.” 

  • “My partner is thrilled with how exhilarated I am when I come home after class ... He says that I glow!”

  • “I want you to know that Belly Dance class has lifted me up again and again during one of the most transformational periods of my life.  Although I am not always smiling in class... I am certainly smiling in my heart, from your wisdom, and brilliance!  Thank you!”

  • “Wow...I swear some days I have to pinch myself.  3  years ago I was going through such severe post partum depression that I wondered how I could go on.  Every day was such a painful experience...and now 3 years later...well it's like my inner soul came alive again since I met you and all the dancing that has come with it."

  • “I was 60 when I started belly dancing and can now do things (and WILL keep getting better) that I couldn't do at 40!! Thanks for all the good help in getting somewhere I've never been before!”

  • “I was pretty sore only 13 days after having (a medical procedure) but the amazing this is that by the next morning I was almost pain-free.  Talk about great therapeutic results!  Just doing the class with all of its wonderful physical, emotional, social, and spiritual connections is so very uplifting and healing. This class is such a gift for all of us.”

  • “I have suffered with depression for years. Learning Middle Eastern dance has added a whole new dimension to my life.  I’m definitely being reunited with a “self” that I haven’t known for a long time.  I feel fulfilled and enriched.  Thank you, Gina, for sharing your passion with me!”

  • “I am starting not to be so self-conscious about my body. II am starting to believe that I am a beautiful person both inside and out. It has taken me a long time to realize this.  I believe that I was meant to take this class and to meet you. You are a wonderful person and a great teacher.”

  • “I've been wanting to tell you how much I enjoy your class. There's an easy, fun feeling there. I love the movements and the concentration that learning something new like this requires.”

  • “Being three months post-partum, it feels good to work my belly and hips, loosen up (my body and mind), and develop a friendlier attitude toward my mama-body.”

  • “I think you are terrific! Your teaching methods and style, your enthusiasm and friendliness, and the spirituality you bring to the class make it great. Thank you so much for all of that.”

  • “Thank you so much for your dance classes. I am so grateful to be a part of them. I really appreciate the emphasis you have placed on people getting to know each other in class. I think it has really made a difference during this session.”

  • “My biggest obstacle is always self-confidence and fear of making mistakes. I feel like I am really making progress in those areas, having fun and being relaxed, thanks to your supportive teaching style… Thanks for sharing your gifts. They are appreciated more than I can say.”

  • “Thanks for the great classes. For the past five years I've pretty much been at war with my body, and belly dancing has been the first activity that's allowed me to make some kind of peace--and your message of acceptance has been a big part of that. Can't thank you enough!!!”

  •  “I'm really enjoying the class and looking forward to next session. Obviously, I am not a natural at dancing but I think the class is helping stimulate that part of my brain.”

  • “The buzz around town is great – everyone loves the class.  We want more classes!”

    - Woodstock Recreation Center.

  • “Despite the fact that I still seem incapable of walking and chewing gum I'm having a great time! I should have tried this years ago.”

  • “In 8 years of taking CCV classes, this is the best class I’ve ever taken!”