Hips don’t lie


BellyUp is a belly dancing studio that opened in 2006 in Oakville and Mississauga that offers a variety of belly dancing classes ranging in styles and intensity levels.

Owner Joharah Kolishenco has been dancing for 15 years and says that she herself is continuously learning. On occasion Kolishenco brings in Egyptian dancers to teach classes, mainly at her Oakville location. She herself teaches at both locations.

Kolishenco says her students come from all over including Kitchener, Niagara Falls, St. Catherines and Guelph. This type of dancing, she says, offers her students a great workout and helps women with their self-confidence and body issues.

The Sheridan Sun stopped in on one of BellyUp’s beginner classes to explore the world of Egyptian style belly dancing.