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Photographer from Chi Trib came to belly dance class last night.

Friday, January 14, 2011

I take a beginner, intermediate, AND an advanced belly dance class (as well as pilates reformer) every week. At last night's class, there was a photographer there from the Chicago Tribune. She was there to take pictures for an interview the Tribune did with my teacher Raksanna for an article on belly dance.

I think everyone was at their best and really working hard. I know I was. Since lost 69 lbs (as of this morning), I find that I'm lighter on my feel. But, to get a good performance I need to work harder to channel MORE energy. So, I've been taking a level 1 beginners class and putting as much effort into that as possible. And, I think I'm seeing (and FEELING) results. I haven't felt this way since I was, well, a beginner.

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RAIVANNA 2/6/2011 12:55AM

    I teach Belly Dance class here but it's a small town and only get a few people from time to time.
I have TONS of people who want to come from surrounding towns but don't want to drive the 15 to 20 minutes to get here haha.
I used to drive half an hour to get to my classes. OH well.. in time right?

That's awesome though, that you guys made the paper. Keep up the good work and keep shimmying!

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ROSMAN65 1/16/2011 4:12PM

    That is exciting that the Trib was there. I tried an intro to Belly Dancing class once and was AMAZED at how much core and upper thigh work is involved. Sadly the classes are 90 minutes away and not feasible. Glad you are having fun!

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CELTICMELODY 1/14/2011 12:16PM

    Way cool! I'm a native Virginian. But, when we moved here to Chi town, I fell in love with it. Do give belly dace a go. I always say that, "Once you fall into the "blackhole that is belly dance" you won't look back! LOL

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DEVRIES51 1/14/2011 11:57AM

    My sister takes belly dance classes and loves it. I may have to give it a try. I see you are in the Chicago area, my hometown. I have to visit every once in awhile even though I have been gone more than 30 years.

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CELTICMELODY 1/14/2011 10:38AM

    It IS fun1 I love meeting people. And, I like the accountability of having class to go to or an upcoming performance that means I have to practice. Left to my own devices (like the treadmill LOL) no WAY would I exercise. A classmate of mine said, "Belly dance isn't excercise its prayer!" Love that

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SNUGGLY4U 1/14/2011 10:27AM

    Yay! Good for you! I love bellydancing. Haven't taken a course for years, but this really made me think I should start again. I remember how much I loved it!

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