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A DANCE group put on a belly good show, raising nearly £400 for charity.

The Aziza belly dancing group performed at Moods in East Street, Havant, to raise the cash for Breast Cancer Care.

The group is made up of women of various ages who attend belly dance classes in Emsworth, Havant and Rowlands Castle.

Teacher Teresa Griffin said: ‘My sister-in-law, a close friend and around five dance students have all been affected by breast cancer in the past five or six years so it’s a cause close to my heart.

‘Belly dancing is a great hobby – it’s fun, feminine and improves your fitness levels. I love to see people come along to my classes and blossom as their confidence grows, even if they don’t perform in any shows.’

Around 60 people attended the party including dancers, their friends and family members. The evening included performances, Middle Eastern music, food, drink and a raffle of pink goodies.

For further details about the classes, which start in late September, email Mrs Griffin on