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2/5/09 5:52 P

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welcome! You'll *LOVE* belly dance and what it does for you!

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2/5/09 1:49 P

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Welcome and have fun with this beautiful art form!!!

Heart beat as one
To the rhythm of the drum
Heart and soul may we come
Together
Fearless and spirited
Shameless and beautiful
With purpose and inner strength
Dance until you live again

Much love and Bellykisses,
~Lana~


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2/5/09 12:22 P

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Welcome to the team & SP! I've been amateuring it for decades & while I wouldn't mind classes, they're just not in the cards any time soon. The worst part is I live near an area with a variety of classes!
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Oh well, it'll happen when the time is right. In the meantime, have FUN with it! Lauri

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2/5/09 10:14 A

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I'm sure that having a real live person to coach / teach is really worth it and that videos alone probably won't do it. The nearest city is quite far away and last time I checked there were no classes or workshops...

Thank you all for welcoming me here :) !

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2/5/09 10:01 A

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I'm not sure where you're at, but look into workshops. If they are close by, then would be worth it. Something about being in a room with an instuctor really helps.

Welcome!!!

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2/5/09 7:22 A

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Sadly there's no class where I live :(

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2/5/09 7:03 A

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Be sure to take a few classes, too. The feedback from a live instructor is important. Also, the women I have met through belly dance have been extremely supportive through my weight loss.

Good luck!

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2/5/09 3:08 A

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Welcome to the addiction that we so fondly call Bellydance! =)

MY husband says its a sickness that takes over my life =) (I even started a biz to support my habit)

Bellydance has changed how I feel about myself for sure. I am graceful, refined and my posture rocks! I have muscles in areas I didnt know I had them =)

Super fun and enjoy your DVD's!!!!

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2/5/09 2:58 A

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Hi there !

I'm pretty new on SP (joined a few days ago) and completely new to belly dancing. I decided to start belly dancing after reading this on Amiras's website : "Through bellydance, women can see themselves from the inside out and not the other way around, thus more easily appreciate their bodies and feel beautiful. Inner beauty develops from having a non-judgmental attitude, confidence, self-respect and self-love."
I'm in a place where I need to connect to my body, learn to love and respect and take care of it. I don't have that much weight to lose but I definitely need a shift in how I see and feel about my body; it's not just body image issues, it goes deeper than that and I feel that belly dancing, joining SP and starting to exercise, eat healthier food, pampering is a great add on to the work I do in therapy.
Amira's 101 DVD arrived today through the mail, as well as the instructional DVD by Jillina and I'm really looking forward to starting dancing !

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