So instead of starting another topic, let's just start a discussion here and see if we can't get some activity and excitment going for this team!
What was your reason for taking up belly dance?
For me it was seeing a belly dance class listed in a publication from the local parks and rec department. They offered a beginners course one night a week for 8 weeks. By the end of the first class, i was completed hooked.
"Belly dance.. It's Cheaper than Therapy"
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Nice to see you on the board again, Ilana! Congratulations on your marriage, your daughter, and your current pregnancy! I had wondered why you weren't on the boards anymore. Have you still been dancing? I'd still like to catch one of your performances some day (I'm in L.A., so not too far)
I haven't been too active on this board in a while either. I'm pregnant, too -- 27 weeks! That after three years of trying and the last year full of energy-draining (and emotionally draining) fertility treatments, none of which worked. It was acupuncture that finally did the trick. Through it all, I've still kept up with dancing, with my last performance at Cairo Caravan at 13 weeks pregnant. No more performances now, but still going to classes, making modifications to some movements where needed.
To the Beautiful Belly Dancers that I know and love and miss :) I hope you have all been well and reaching your goals! Since the last time I have been an active member....and I am so sorry that one of your team leaders has been inactive...aka ME...I have gotten married, had a Beautiful little girl....Piper Rose....and I am now almost 19 weeks pregnant again. Life has been wonderful, but busy. I gained weight with Piper and lost some of that, just in time to get knocked up again :) So I will be back, to reach my original goal...and will need all of your support :)
I have taken myself off of being a co-leader. You girls need need someone that is going to be here for you for support and motivation. And right now that is not me....Love you all Ilana
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
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