C. Lowe and B. Simmons

A Glimpse into Belly Dancing in Spartanburg

By C. Lowe and B. Simmons

Bellydancing

Georgia Burnett has been belly dancing since 2005. She now has her own studio, Bella Dance Studio in Spartanburg, where she offers a wide range of belly dancing classes.

Burnett spoke with us on the benefits, styles, and history of belly dancing. It is believed belly dancing began as a way to make childbirth easier, considering there were no hospitals and pain medications then.  Mothers would teach their daughters the moves and ways of belly dancing, and then the daughters would do so for their daughters.

Sparkle City Mini Putt

By C. Lowe and B. Simmons

Sparkle City Mini Putt

HUB BUB is a group located in Spartanburg, known for creating fun and exciting things for the people of Spartanburg to do. Through their Artists-in-Residence (AiRs) program, they were able bring a mini-putt course to downtown Spartanburg called Sparkle City Mini Putt. 

The Palmetto Statesmen

By C. Lowe and B. Simmons

Palmetto Statesmen

The Barbershop Harmony Society, a nonprofit organization of more than 30,000 men, has a chapter in Spartanburg called The Palmetto Statesmen. These men love to dress up in tuxedos and deliver roses to unexpected sweethearts on and around Valentine’s Day. One could say it is a specialty of theirs.