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11/14/07 11:02 A

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AmandaRaqs- thanks for the tips. I will try it as I am trying to polish my moves!

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TUMMYFAT Posts: 40
9/28/07 4:40 P

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AMANDARAQS - thanks for that, that's a great idea... i can see this really burning the moves into my head more than doing longer sessions a couple days a week... There is so much to learn and I am psyched!! What a beautiful and feminine art...

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9/28/07 2:07 P

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Tummyfat -- BTW, "getting good" at it isn't so much how many years you've been doing it, but how much effort you put into your practice sessions. And in short, how many hours of practice you put in.

Students who only take one class a week and don't practice outside of class -- for one year -- will have 52 hours of "practice time" annually.

Students who take one class a week and practice for a total of one hour a week have 104 hours of "practice time" annually.

Guess which student is going to "get good at it" faster? :)


But to answer your question, it really takes most people about a year to feel comfortable with the movements, and another year to feel confident in them. Many students start performing at recitals, dance parties and workshop shows after 2-3 years. Professionals usually seem to start their professional training after about 5 years. Most good teachers have at least 5-7 years of instruction and professional-level instruction before they start student teaching or co-teaching with a mentor.

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9/28/07 2:01 P

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Okay, I am a HUGE proponent of the Pimsleur method for adult learning. Here's the method:

Practice for a set period of time EVERY day, at the same time each day.

It totally works. My students will swear by it.

What I ask of my beginners is to just give me 10 minutes of practice EVERY day, at the same time (so from like 5:20pm to 5:30pm. or whatever time fits in your schedule.)

10 minutes a day will allow you to practice the basics. And it's EASY to fit into your schedule. Practice longer on some days, if you want, but don't skip days.

I have only the RARE student who says "Oh I practice only one day a week for two hours" and actually makes a lot of progress. Consistent small amounts done DAILY is better than "cramming" on the weekends.

That help? :)

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9/28/07 11:59 A

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Welcome to the wonderful world of belly dance! I highly suggest this site for basic info and answers:

http://www.learn-to-belly-dance.com/

Yooooou caaaaan dooo it!
TUMMYFAT Posts: 40
9/28/07 11:00 A

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I just started a couple of months ago - purchased a few dvds and I've goen to 6 classes now... i absolutely love it! my question is: how many days per week/ hours do you think I should be practicing? I wish I could dance like my instructor! wondering how long it takes to get that good...

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