CRANFORD - Hamsa Dance and Fitness, located at 29 Alden Street (formerly SharonFit Studio), opened in Cranford on Friday. 

The dance studio is now owned by Maria Richardson who was an instructor at SharonFit for the past few years. When the owner of SharonFit decided she was leaving, Richardson jumped at the opportunity to take over the studio. 

"I really like the belly dance community," said Richardson. "Sharon had a really big community of great dancers, so I wanted to continue that."

Currently, Hamsa’s classes are all virtual, but the studio is offering belly dance, boot camp, yoga, line dance, and African dance. Richardson encourages everyone to visit the Hamsa Dance and Fitness website where you can learn more about the classes offered and the instructors