*mournful face* Unfortunately, this is a common attitude, even coming from people who are also not "thin".
I have heard these reactions before, and been subjected to them on very few (thank the goddess) occasions. I agree with what you said about the dance itself. The "true dancers" lose themselves in the dance, becoming absorbed in the sway, the bells, the fiery lights, and the beat that seems to pound through every pore of the body. Some of the people who watch us dance will also feel it, get caught up, and the distorted image of what beauty "should" be is swept away by primal joy. But there are others who can't move their minds past the shallowness of what they've been taught is beautiful.
I think your costumes sound lovely and I bet your dance was amazing. Keep swaying!!!
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