Belly beautiful way to keep festive fit

Local belly dancing teacher Anita Zacchigna and students hone a few moves ahead of their belly dancing performance at the December Community House lunch. Photo: Eve Lamb

It can be difficult to avoid piling on the Christmas calories and ending up with a midriff akin to Santa’s.
But in Castlemaine one group of women have a vibrant answer to keeping fit during the festive feasting season and beyond – belly dancing.
Anita Zacchigna’s regular belly dancing students signed on to learn the ancient dance form about four months ago and since then have been perfecting the traditional movements at their weekly Wednesday classes held at Castlemaine Community House.
Right now they’re excitedly preparing for their first big public performance – the final Castlemaine Community House lunch for the year, taking place on Tuesday December 17. More in today’s Castlemaine Mail – Friday, December 6, 2019.

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.