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4/19/14 12:02 A

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I too was happy to see there was a group for belly dancing, I started about 2 years ago, just love it. I'm still learning , I have a hard time remembering the routines but I love it and the music. It's like reuniting with an old friend. Looking to meet others with the same interest.

I want to leave a legacy...how will they remember me...


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1/24/14 10:56 A

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hi everyone.

I was very surprised to find other Belly Dancers on here...YAY. I started with Lebanese belly dance classes at the age of 30. In the last 11 years I've taken 3 years Lebanese, 1 year ATS, 2 years Egyptian, 1 year Cabaret, 2 years Gypsy, and 2 years that were just "belly dance" classes-though more like a stretch & strengthen class than really dancing. Around here there aren't "leveled" classes, and only one teacher who offers certification...which I can't afford her classes.
I went to Art of The Belly last year for the first time, and decided I wanted to be on that stage! So, now I'm using Datura + DVDs + Youtube+ classes when I can find/afford them. So glad to have found this group to help keep me motivated. I didn't get enough practice time in last year (had to take a 2nd job), so I didn't apply for a performance spot, but I am taking a LOT of workshops, so I need to get in Shape!
Glad to have found you all and hopefully we can all keep each other inspired to stay on track.

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5/29/13 7:01 P

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I've taken classes on and off (as time and $$ allow) for several years. I'd like to think I'm serious about bellydancing, but if I were serious, I suppose I'd be working harder and practicing more. I'm currently in an "off" phase, but look forward to getting back into the dance soon.
I am always a bellydance fan, whether or not I'm actively dancing myself.
I prefer more traditional forms of bellydance, but also love modern/tribal performances that are deeply connected to the music.

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5/29/13 3:01 P

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I took my first belly dancing class at a local gym 6 or 7 years ago and fell in love with it. I've taken a few classes since then and one workshop. I don't really have a "style" yet. I do whatever is on the videos I watch and whatever they teach in the classes I've gone to. And whatever comes to mind when I'm listening to music at home. I want to get better and learn more. The more I dance, the better I feel about myself.

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5/29/13 1:49 P

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hi, I have been dancing since I was 15. I started off doing mostly am/cab and then egyptianized am cab. Now my focus is on Egyptian and shaabi.

because of costs, I can not study dance FORMALLY but I dance and study at home a lot of the time.

I quit performing at 19 when I got married.I love to learn new things, challenge myself, etc.

Also, belly dance is my MAIN inspiration for working out hehe

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5/29/13 10:29 A

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To re-energize our team, let's re-introduce ourselves and talk about the kind of dancing we like to do, shall we?

I'm Amanda, and my "style" is modern Egyptian. I studied with Suhaila Salimpour for about 6 years before I decided to focus on Egyptian style. I've done a little ATS and I think it's great fun, but what speaks to my heart most is that languid style of Egyptian, as done by Tito and Aida Nour. In a former life I was a ballet dancer, but ever since I discovered belly dance in 1995, I haven't looked back, other than for a Nutcracker here and there. :)

On our way to Mordor.

Blogging our walking fitness journey here:
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