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BONNIEMARGAY
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1/10/14 3:42 P

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Yes, if you take video of your practices, you NEVER have to share them with anyone.

And if you're interested in a new belly dance DVD, remember to check your local library! It is always a fun surprise to see how many kinds of dance videos I can reserve and watch for free.

“If you just set people in motion they’ll heal themselves.” ~ Gabrielle Roth


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Oh Bonnie yes the dreaded video I have been praticing the ten minute song like suggested by another thread just looking in the mirror i look rather weird hehee imagine me on video ! but will give it a try DELETE DELETE DELETE :)

"everyone is made out of the same cloth ,its up to you if your the table cloth or the dish rag" Patti LaBelle


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In March we're having an afternoon of two special classes, followed by a hafla. I signed up to dance in the hafla, which will motivate me to get my dance ready!


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I really miss my Belly Dancing classes. I would love to find one that will fit my schedule. I purchased a dvd, but it boring and just not the same. Maybe, I need to search some more on a better dvd until I can get back into class. I don't want to lose what I learned in class. I can't wait til the day that I can perform on stage.

Progress may be slow, but it happens!


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The best tool you can use to assess technique, training, and performance readiness is a video camera. Catch yourself in action and then have a look. It can be hard to watch at first, but you will definitely see where you want to shift your focus next.

“If you just set people in motion they’ll heal themselves.” ~ Gabrielle Roth


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I'm about to go to bed now, but it suddenly occurred to me that there ought to be Spark Teams for belly dancers. And I found two! I'll be back tomorrow.


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11/6/12 8:35 A

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Just started lessons a few months ago and I'm IN LOVE!!! Shimmies, everyone!

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." ~Aristotle


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Too true! My first solo went something like this - burst of adrenaline with a sudden "Oh, #@#$! I am performing in front of people!" Bit of lightheadedness and then power surge.

If folks can tell that you are having fun, they will enjoy your performance much more. So relax and enjoy!

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I agree with RISSAPEICES ... you never know until you do it..

"Belly dance.. It's Cheaper than Therapy"

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For me it was the act of performing. :-) Nothing could have prepared me for how it felt to dance in public for strangers. LOL

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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SO curiosity is really getting to me. How do I know if I have what it really takes to perform? I am taking lessons from 3 different teachers and love to belly dance. I would love to perform soon but know that I must work through issues of immage and comfort first. But I am beginning to wonder if I am just spending to much money on hope and wishes. What do you think? How can one tell if they really have what it takes to perform? (and I amnot tlaking perfporm famously)






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9/25/12 10:46 A

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I miss classes. :-)

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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Hi I'm new to the team but, loving it. I started doing my own belly dance practice with a little help from some belly dance apps. I find it refreshing and freeing. I need to make time to go to a class. I think belly dance is magical because it makes me feel beautiful.


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -Albert Einstein

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. -Jim Ryan

In seeking happiness for others, you find it for yourself. -Anonymous

It's never too late to become what you might have been. -George Elliot

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Welcome back!

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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6/6/12 11:30 A

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Hi I have re joined sp and hopefully this time will reach my goal. Have fun and keep succeeding


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Does anyone live in the King of Prussia area and know of a great teacher? I went to one belly dancing class and although I thoroughly enjoyed it, I wasn't overjoyed with the teacher. I found it hard to believe that she was once some great dancer. I am not trying to be rude but I want a teacher that will help you do the moves properly, not just tell you how to do them.



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I am sore all over...I spent more time in the yard than dancing...but I did about a million undulations.

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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Happy New Year!

I got the video from project bellydance winner - time to use it!



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12/27/11 9:37 P

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Enjoy!

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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CATIEPIE
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I bought myself 'Serpentine' from Rachel Brice. Going to start it today! I've been down with pneumonia and I have put on a few pounds. Grrr. And the Holidays didn't help. I'm ready to start fresh!


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I bought myself 'Serpentine' from Rachel Brice. Going to start it today! I've been down with pneumonia and I have put on a few pounds. Grrr. And the Holidays didn't help. I'm ready to start fresh!


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IRISHDANCEMOM62
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12/27/11 8:52 A

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I got a 3 DVD set of Veena & Neena that includes basic, beyond basic and mystic dance.

Enjoy Life! This is not a dress rehearsal!


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AHIGINBO
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12/26/11 9:30 P

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Oh I love Zoe Jakes new dvd set from cheeky girls productions. From A to Zoe. It's amazing with so many great tips for dancers. Love the drills in it.

As Mae West once said "It's better to be looked over, than over looked".

I hope you guys have a great day and success in everything that you do!

~Ansley~


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Love CheekyGirl productions! :-)

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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OHIO_LAURA
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12/21/11 5:43 P

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Happy Holidays! Any special belly dance treats that you hope for or are giving?

I got my order from Cheeky girl - musicality dvd for me, for dancers dvds for fellow dancer



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I always recommend The Heartbeat of Bellydance. :-)

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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IRISHDANCEMOM62
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Can anyone recommend a DVD or 2 for me?

Enjoy Life! This is not a dress rehearsal!


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Even with classes, I like DVDs and dancing on my own!

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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I live in Cleveland, OH and there are no classes on the east side where I live. There looks likes a few good ones on the west side but I would be driving at least 30 -45 to get to them. With gas prices I decided it was best to used DVDs anddownload videos for now.

Enjoy Life! This is not a dress rehearsal!


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OHIO_LAURA
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10/29/11 5:51 P

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At this point I'm using my belly dance video collection to keep me going.



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I'm pretty lucky, I live in Sacramento, Ca, we have many belly dancing options. This is the best class so far though! I didn't make it to the live group unfortunately, I woke up feeling cruddy. But I'm looking forward to class on Thursday. I need to practice my footwork. I get it backwards, being left handed plus looking in a mirror confuses me!


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I wish I had so many options! :-)

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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I found a Tribal class close to me and it kicked my booty last night! There's another dance class tomorrow that I'm excited to check out but I'm a little scared since Thursday class is called 'Mindful Belly Dance' (already a workout) and tomorrow's is 'Cardio Belly Dance'. It even has a live drum group!

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Stressed a bit, but otherwise OK. Made it through a 5K on Saturday. Guess that's not too shabby since I fell off my bike a couple of weeks ago and couldn't even run for a week.

Getting ready to do a Christmas show at the local retirement community. Love it - they are a great audience!

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.


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I am doing great. :-) How about everyone else?

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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Hello everyone. How is everyone doing?



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I have uploaded a couple of our troupe photos in case anyone is wondering what American Folk Gypsy style looks like!

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. ~Author Unknown


" I THINK I CAN, I think I can, i think......... I KNEW I COULD, I KNEW I COULD!"

Whether you think you can or you think you can't you're right.
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Hampton roads, Virginia. I took a little break from spark people, but I am back and ready to rock.

The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.


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I am in the Berkshires which is in western mass.


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I am in Southern California....


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Where are you located?

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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Hey Ladies.....HELP!!!! I am looking for dancers for a birthday party. Please let me know if your interested...


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Thank you! I am closing in on four years on Spark, two on Weight Watchers. :-)

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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Wow RISSAPIECES! Just saw your photo - looks great! Congrats on your stats!

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.


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Congrats Dakota!

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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Hi All- so excited to join this group! My excitement this week was doing a sword dance (I'm taking private lessons) and I didn't drop the sword once. For a person who has a difficult relationship with gravity, this is worth a emoticon

-dakota


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Welcome back!

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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I found my password and login info so I'm back! YAY! Missed you guys!!!!!!

On our way to Mordor.

Blogging our walking fitness journey here:
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Happy Thursday!!!!! Enjoy your day and Shimmy!!!
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HOLLA @ JESUS!!!

"I wish above all that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers" 3John2

You ARE Beautiful NOW!

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS!

Smile Always.

The devil IS a Liar!

Pray Without Ceasing!

DREAM BIG!

Love your enemies.

JESUS IS LORD!
LOVE NEVER FAILS!


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emoticonHello beautiful people! Hope you sparklers are having a wonderful day. It's great to be alive no matter what and we should just stay happy because worry can't change anything. Blessings to all!emoticonemoticon

HOLLA @ JESUS!!!

"I wish above all that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers" 3John2

You ARE Beautiful NOW!

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS!

Smile Always.

The devil IS a Liar!

Pray Without Ceasing!

DREAM BIG!

Love your enemies.

JESUS IS LORD!
LOVE NEVER FAILS!


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Everyone cross your fingers and say a prayer for me. Tomorrow I am going to be on our local TV station discussing belly dance and our troupe efforts to raise money for breast cancer research. Oh, I will also be dancing for a few seconds. YIKES!

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.


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Thanks for the advice! Yeah I have been googling and emailing people but with no reply. :( The groups that have the youtube videos you are probably talking about haven't updated their events or classes since 2009. I did come across one place here that might do classes, though. Cross your fingers for me!



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I found it hard to find a group even in St. Louis...but once you find one....they pop out of the woodwork! We had a community recreation center not too far. I found a teacher there and ended up finding a ton of other groups. You may want to look up some of the more well known instructors out there and see if they are doing any seminars or whatever in your area. That's when you find out you're not so alone as you think.

Check out the the arts festival...because in my googling for bellydancing lawton, OK....I find there's some youtube video showing one. Call and ask them! Just google that because when I did a bunch of stuff came up!

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Hello everyone!

I was wondering if I could get some advice. I am very much wanting to take Belly Dancing classes, but I have searched and emailed and can't find ANY in my area (which is Lawton, OK)! I have 3 little ones so I can't really travel for them. I was wondering what you all thought I should do in this situation. I have started to collect belly dancing DVD's and that's about it. :(

Any advice would be great! Thank you. :)



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Big move, enjoy Hawaii and be careful in the sun! LOL

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hey Y'all!

after an hiatus of a few months (getting packed in TOkyo, traveling all over the U.S. seeing family, transplanting our fam in Honolulu) I AM BACK!!! yay!

Hawaii is great for people who tan nicely, not so great for Twilight saga vamps, and really pale belly dancers. emoticon

I'll try to chime in when I can, and I'm getting back into the habit of signing in and logging fitness time.

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welcome!

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Ladies-
Hello I am new here. I have not done any belly dancing in a long while. My best friends & I took 12 classes several years ago. I fell in love with the dancing and the wonderful mood it gives me.

Anyhow after several bumps along lifes road I have lost most of my dance attire and my music. Could any of you please direct me to some place to find some music. I can sew my own dance attire but I need the music to set the mood. Besides belly dancing is the best way to excersie...

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Well I finally found a local studio and I'm hoping that if I pay my 35 a month for 4 classes (1 a week) I can exchange my photography for more classes - heck I'll even clean the school :) I would love to learn t sew....

exchanging photography for dance would totally rock!!!!!

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Taking a break. :-)

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Is it just a 'Hop'?? I cant afford a Plane ticket! Lol! Where is everybody??

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You can still hop on over and raid it...lol

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Went to class last night. We have been steadily loosing students.. I was the only one in class. Danced anyway. Some of us will dance in a benefit next Friday for a sister from another studio that was involved in a motorcycle accident.

Been following my plan should see some success tomorrow morning when I weigh in.


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I cant believe I missed an invitation to raid your Closet. I am still shopping around for affordable lessons.

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I did...I gave them to a bunch of baby dancers who had nothing....So they were very happy...I have more if you want to come over and raid my closet!!

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Dance until you live again

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Yeah, you know what you should do. Get rid of some of the shiny pretty things. I know soemone who would roller blade over to haul them of for you.emoticon

Seriously, Congrats! I can sense your happiness!

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oh,I was doing that, becuse I had moved so often...but 8 1/2 years in one spot...even while getting rid of stuff thru the years...and then Lee had SOOO many things that he had never gone thru...ugh!! and he wants to keep the goofy things!!emoticon

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It seems like my stuff used to grow every time I moved...now I try to get rid of stuff at least as fast I as acquire it. Nothing in unless something goes out. :-D

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Well I am now back to the living...lol. The move went great, but WOW it is hard to put to households together...I never knew I had so much SH!T...ugh.

Missed you guys!

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Thanks babe...now signing off!!

Heart beat as one
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Wishing you the best Lana!

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Hello beautiful Bellydancers....just want to let you know that I will be off line for about 2 weeks as I am moving...UGH!!! Wish me luck and have a beautiful 4Th!!!

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I will probably never perform but this is my teacher. She's the twig in the red harem pants. She thinks she isn't very good. I'm doing it for health reasons and I mean jeezzz I just started and I'm pushing 50.

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I bought mine locally, so I get to try everything on before I buy it! LOL In ballet shoes, I take a smaller size than in a street shoe, but most of the dance companies use traditional sizing on their non-ballet shoes.

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Rissa,
Do you order them online? If so, how much bigger than street shoes do you get them? I was thinking of the Jazz you showed my. They say 1 - 1 1/2 sizes bigger. If these shoes work out, they can change so much for me.

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I have soft jazz shoes and ballet shoes, I think the jazz shoes have better support. Something like this is inexpensive and offers you a place for orthotics:

www.allaboutdance.com/Capezio-Rider-Jazz-D
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I am wearing Block split sole dance sneakers right now. I decided to try them on the elliptical. LOL


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Thanks for your replies.
I really don't know what kind of sandal to get. I was asking the man who does my corrections if he could just make a lift that I could somehow strap onto my foot. He didn't think it would work. Unfortunatly, I don't have the luxury of seeing what works since every lift cost $25 -$30. Maybe a really good ballet slipper. I know dancers have the same pair for years.

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I have a variety of shoes that I use for dance, but it is hard to get used to them. :-) I am having trouble with numb and tingling feet, probably from dancing on the balls of my feet on very hard floors. I wish I had started wearing dance shoes earlier!

Reached my goal November 2009!

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I wear sandals when we do the outdoor stuff because you never know what you will be dancing on - spintered plywood, asphalt, etc. I have read in some articles that wearing shoes is a good habit since performances can be anywhere and more than one dancer has had a stray bead or sliver of glass wind up in their foot (ow!) Since you require orthodics (or is it orthotics?) I thing you should definitely learn, practice, and perform in sandals or some sort of dance shoe. I would hate for a little leg length to keep you from something you love!

Good luck!


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Hi, just joined. I have a question. Does anyone wear shoes/sandals while they dance? I have a 1" leg difference that didn't bother me when I was young, but now have to always have a heel lift of my right heel. It's 1/2" and they are always stiff. I love BD and have taken lessons, but then, for some reason, stopped for years. Now I live in a senior community where a retired BDer teaches BD at the clubhouse. I find I can't do it anymore because my spine is too tilted by the leg difference. I have no clue how to remedy this.

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Anyone have any DVD recommendations? I just got Luscious Bellydance workout in the mail and I'd like to get one or two more.

I was so disappointed last night, our instructor was sick and had to cancel.


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Belly dancing: a group activity that renders females who would normally be seen only shopping at a Home Depot or REI into giggling and excited girls when discovered at an Ulta or Hobby Lobby. See also: no boys allowed.


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Awesome solos! Can't get any bigger compliment than tears and chills I think. I am looking forward to our first duet tomorrow - granted the big "selling point" is that we'll have a drummer, and he is just so awesome, but we also have a "cute" ending so it will be fun to break the mold.

Here is a funny story - I have been looking for about a yard of 2" wide black sequin ribbon for a couple weeks. My friend/duet partner works in close proximity to Denver Fabrics, Michaels, JoAnns, and Hobby Lobby and she just couldn't find it anywhere. Sold out. I said jokingly "I'll bet someone in the dance recital this weekend has back sequined costumes" Lo and behold when my friend asked the clerk why all the black sequin fabric was gone, she was told "a bunch of bellydancers came in and bought everything we had!" I will die laughing if a group shows up with black sequins tomorrow.


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Ilana, those solos sound great. And chills is a GREAT compliment!

Other than that I just wanted to drop in and say that my first visit to Rakkasah was AWESOME! The performances were mostly very good. Some were slightly humourous, but I'm no judge yet :).

The big news is that I got my first veil while there. It absolutely screamed my name. Its a purplish silk chiffon with a green type shimmer to it. YAY!

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Good Morn, everyone....well I had 2 solos that I did on Sunday night..it was movie night at a showcase, so everyone danced to music from a movie. My first piece was music from the Pink Panther...But I was the thiefemoticon

and then the other was to the Roxanne Tango from Moulin Rouge...well this piece was very intense...if you know the music you know what I am talking about...I was very nervous that I would not live up to the music, because the music is SO big, that I knew my dancing had to be too...well it was a hit. I gave Savia(who had been dancing for 15 years) the chills...she said the hair raised on her arms and she hasn't had that happen in a long time...I just really felt the music and my man said it brought him to tears...I wish it was on video, but I am glad that everyone was able to just enjoy the piece...And I have know idea if I would be able to repeat that performance...I think this is the first time I have had no (i could have done that better) or ( I missed that beat) or anything like that...

It is nerve racking when I do solos, but I do enjoy them and I am thinking of doing more.

Well on other news...does anyone no where the cleaning fairy has disappeared to???

Heart beat as one
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Dance until you live again

Much love and Bellykisses,
~Lana~


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OUCH! Oh, I feel for you. emoticon Tea is a natural anti-inflammatory. Get well soon, Sis! Oh, & PHEW thanks!

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Wish I was nego for the sprained intercostal!

Glad you're okay on the other!

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