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    I tried to learn from videos and such the first time because I couldn't find a teacher. I wish that I had had a forum like this then, if I had I may have stuck with it better. Stick around, an interesting in learning is the most important part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaXJJ View Post
    Honestly, I feel so lost here. I learned from youtube videos, and a TV series called "Shimmy." I don't know anything about the different styles, or good BD music. I just belly dance in private for fun, and exercise. All I know is the posture, and the moves that I've been taught online, and on TV. Please don't flame me for not being professional, or not having an actual teacher. I'm here to learn some new things, and discuss the art of belly dance with everyone here. I hope that I'll be accepted on some level by everyone here, despite being an amateur. We'll see what happens I guess.
    Hi Luna. I too have practiced by watching Shimmy on FitTV. Shimmy seems to be a tough way to learn since they only made a handful of episodes and it's a new set of moves in each show. Youtube might be a better way to practice although I haven't tried youtube myself. I'm just saying from my experience watching Shimmy it's been a more difficult way to learn. Then again I seem to pick up a little of moves each time I watch that show,so no one will flame you. When this website still had a chatroom, I had met a few people who just learned from watching belly dance lessons on home video.

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    Big Grin Welcome!

    Hi, and welcome to the forum, Luna. We're glad you're not nervous anymore; we welcome all who are eager to learn. I, too, started out with instructional tapes/DVD's and used them for 7 years because at the time, we didn't have a teacher in our area. I joined a class at my first opportunity, and it is fun to learn with others, make friends, and get more personal instruction from a teacher who is there to observe his/her students. Until such an opportunity comes your way, search the threads on instructional DVD's here, and visit here often. It's very informative---and very addictive!

    Oh! Here we go...

    http://www.bellydanceforums.net/inst...onal-dvds.html

    http://www.bellydanceforums.net/inst...-you-have.html

    Hope that helps!
    Last edited by Farasha Hanem; 12-10-2009 at 06:47 AM. Reason: Found useful threads! :D

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    Sounds like you are in the perfect place to me. This is a place of learning but also of fun . It's about what interests you in the dance or general bellydance culture. We also have a number of threads on DVD instructional which should be useful for you

    Happy posting
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    Welcome aboard! The best part of a forum like this is there's always someone who will know the answer to just about any question you can think of about Belly Dance.

    Dive in!

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    Jump on in. It's a great resource and a wonderful place to learn. Sometimes I can even get daunted at the knowledge that is out there and I've been dancing 18 years. ROFL. Seriously, kick back, grab a hot beverage, and enjoy the ride.

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    HIIIIII luna! i joined recently too don't worry there are other amateurs here,
    including me, and i know where your coming from cuz i haven't had a real teacher yet either. don't sweat it you'll learn alot being here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaXJJ View Post
    I just belly dance in private for fun, and exercise. All I know is the posture, and the moves that I've been taught online, and on TV. Please don't flame me for not being professional, or not having an actual teacher.
    Welcome Luna,

    there's nothing wrong with dancing for fun and exercise! Please don't feel that people will flame you for that because I am sure no one will. I think few of us are professionals so we can't judge you for not being one! Also, there's nothing wrong with not having a teacher, whatever works for you and how you like to learn is great.

    Quote Originally Posted by LunaXJJ View Post
    I'm here to learn some new things, and discuss the art of belly dance with everyone here. I hope that I'll be accepted on some level by everyone here, despite being an amateur
    We are all here to learn and discuss belly dance, not to be mean to each other so I am sure you will be gladly accepted by everyone. I am an amateur too and I have certainly never felt any hostility on the boards.

    So, welcome! Enjoy the board
    Last edited by Corylus; 12-12-2009 at 02:05 PM. Reason: spelling mistakes

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    Welcome, Luna! We're glad you're here. Feel free to join in

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    Hello and welcome!

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