The Topnotch health club in Birmingham is offering weekly classes in belly-dancing and intends to expand the range of dance classes by sourcing a salsa teacher.

The club, part of a nationwide chain, says it is operating true to its maxim, 'Dare to be Different': "The classes have gone down a storm û belly dancing is not only great fun, it releases your inhibitions and has health benefits too. It works your abdominal and lower back muscles, improves posture and makes a rounded tummy a positive asset."