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    I grew up with the Greek belly dance called "Tsifteteli". I started other forms of belly dance at the age of 24. First i did American Cabaret, but about 2 years later I switched to Egyptian style, which I've been doing for almost 20 years now. When I started my full professional career as a belly dancer, I was 30. Before that I did performances as a semi-professional.
    By the way, 16 is a very good age to start belly dancing Go for it

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    I started taking lessons when I was 18... now I'm 19

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    I started in 1997, with the lovely Horacio and Beata unit.

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    I'm 13. I started in November. I'll be 14 tomorrow!

    I'm going to assume that if I keep with it I'll get good (hopefully). I was introduced by a neighbor two years younger who had taken belly dance lessons in France for two years.

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    SARA:
    very cool. is that body popping from being ultra flexible or is it muscular control? either way, you must already be technically proficient at belly dance if you can do that. perhaps i'll find a body popping dvd to learn from. LOL.

    i started bellydance class 3weeks ago at 32 and for 6 months prior, though off and on, i had been studying the instructional dvd's and youtube and casseiopia's website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrybaby View Post
    I'm 13. I started in November. I'll be 14 tomorrow!

    I'm going to assume that if I keep with it I'll get good (hopefully). I was introduced by a neighbor two years younger who had taken belly dance lessons in France for two years.
    Good for you, cherrybaby, and happy birthday! I really enjoy my younger students, and wish my thirteen going on fourteen daughter would join us, but she's at that stage where anything Mom does is considered hopelessly outdated- and mom belly dances.

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    Heyas,

    Body Popping is just like belly dance in terms of how to learning it. You either get it first go or it takes a while, or it can take forever.

    I grew up dancing with my gram and mum, (mainly doing Romany styles and some belly dance but didn't start properly until I'd gone sixteen). Gram used to line me and my cousins up against a wall and make us practise moves, like chest lifts and hands and head movements. I've always found popping and locking quite easy though, so I can't really say how long it takes to learn generally...

    I do't really dance like the person in the clip though. I lean more to street dance with popping.

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    I used to "bellydance" in our house with my cousins when I was 15, but we had no idea what it was we were doing It was Arabic music, and we moved our hips to the rhythm, so we were guessing this was what bellydancing was about...I had my first class when I was 19 and it was love on first sight...

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    I just recently discovered Middle Eastern dance, so 18. I have yet to take classes though.

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    I was 23 when I finally got around taking lessons. Had been seriously longing for it for two years but I guess the time and mental state of mind hadn't been ready. I wish I had started earlier but maybe I wouldn't have loved it as much as I do now if I had started when the mind was too full of other things. I'm now 27 and NO plans on ever giving up dancing.

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