The fear of getting old and of losing one's young and attractive physique is omnipresent in today's society, as is a plethora of recipes meant to stop or slow down the physical decay – ranging from cosmetics to plastic surgery. A far easier and cheaper antidote is presented in the documentary "Die mit dem Bauch tanzen" ("Dancing With Bellies"). While vacating in her old hometown, director Carolin Genreith – herself anxious at the thought of turning thirty soon – is puzzled when she sees that her mother has become an active member in a group of belly dancers. At first convinced that the colourful, tight-fitting costumes and erotic movements are simple attempts at camouflaging the fears of the middle-aged women, she soon realizes that the excitement, energy, fun and positive body image they display is not only genuine, but also infective. Originally planned as a documentary on the trials of menopause, "Die mit dem Bauch tanzen" instead shows how growing-old can be accompanied by joy of life, self-confidence and beauty.