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2/5/10 8:18 P

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That's wonderful story! I actually dance in a troupe that the majority are curvy and bootilicious!:) We always get comments about how sexy we look with all curves, hips, bellies, etc...Dancing with my troupe mates actually make feel good about my body. Even at the weight of 225. You really see the moves when a women has nice big hips, butt,..etc.

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1/3/10 8:36 P

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I like that story! I start up a new class with a teacher I've never had on the 17th! I'm so excited! If anything silly happens I'll be sure to let you know.

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1/3/10 5:35 P

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I haven't been part of a structured class in years...but what you describe is some of what our instructor would 'do to us!' But it is so much fun to bond and become sisters, I have never regretted the time energy and money I spent on my belly dance classes!
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1/3/10 10:28 A

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I doubt I ever made a skinny girl jealous, except maybe for the amount of money I was able to spend on classes, workshops, costuming and clothing. I was fat without ever having big beautiful hips or a full behind. I only have a butt thanks to lots and lots of shimmying and glute squeezes. LOL

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1/3/10 9:05 A

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Thanks for sharing.

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I thought I would start a thread to see what funny stories come out of our classes. The things that make you laugh so hard your sides hurt, or just smile and give you one more reason to be thankful that you are shimmying your way through life.

To get this started I will share mine to get us off to a good start. I took my first belly dance class through our recreation center here this fall. It met once a week for 12 weeks. Belly dancing is something I have wanted to try for many years and this fall I finally had the guts to do it. As the first day of class got closer I got more nervous. Particularly when I walked in the first night. Here I am, needing to lose 100+ pounds, joining some girls that have waists that are probably smaller than my thigh. I was initially worried I wouldn't be welcomed or I would be looked at differently because of my weight. My girls welcomed me with open arms. It was wonderful.

After we introduced ourselves we started to warm up and have fun. The girls showed off their dance from the previous semester and then as a "bonding exercise" our instructor put us in an amorphous blob (we can't form a circle to save our lives) and put on music. We were to each dance our way into the circle, dance for about 30 seconds (doing whatever we knew how to do), and dance back out. Now this I had not bargained for since I am so shy. But I did it!

At the end of class we were laughing and having a good time. A couple of the gals I was talking with looked at me at one point and said "we want your hips!" Initially I thought they meant my hip scarf. So I asked them what they had said. They told me again that they wanted my hips and that they were jealous of them. "You have such nice big hips that you can get such a pretty sway without trying" I was floored. I never thought that someone would be jealous of my hips! My only thought was "I have more than enough to share!"

Hope you at least get a smile or a chuckle out of it. I look forward to hearing your stories!

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