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    Default Motivations to start bellydancing

    Hi I was curious of everyone's motivation to begin bellydancing. For me, it was because I wanted to unlock my sensual side and to increase my self confidence.

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    Needed to get out and about and have some sort of activity in my life ( had at the time recently returned to Australia after 11 years overseas), hated gyms with a passion had admired BD and loved anything to do with Egypt - history etc, and saw an ad about BD classes and thought it sounded like fun, but not being sure if I would like it decided to take a couple of private lessons, fell in love with BD from lesson one joined a class and 7 years later here I am still dancing & totally addicted.and the rest is history!
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    I saw Anoush Kasabian perform in Fresno and belly dance became an instant passion that I've pursued for over thirty years.
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    I saw some ladies bellydancing at a Greek festival. They were not in costume but just dancing off to the side to some music. At the time I had just broken up with someone and needed a major diversion. Well, I can tell you that it worked, and seven years later, I'm still "diverted!"

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    My friend saw an article in the local newspaper about belly dancing. she called and found out the only way she could start was to find 7 other people to form a class as all the classes were filled. She dragged me down to the lesson as one of the 8 and I've been dancing since them. I found out I could do it and didn't have to be a certain shape.

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    One of my work colleagues had seen an ad for BD classes in the local rag and wanted to go, but not by herself....guess who went along with her! I had no clue about BD, so it was a complete eye opener to me. One class was enough for me to want to go back....my friend never did though!

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    for me it was because I wanted to gain more self-confidence and to loose some weight so guys can like me

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    I fell in love with the music and wanted (needed) to know how to move to it.

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    There is a thread about how we got started, if you do a search. Its about 5 pages, at my last check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosaic
    had admired BD and loved anything to do with Egypt - history etc, and saw an ad about BD classes and the rest is history!
    Mine started with history, literally! My history teacher was a bellydancer and asked me one day if I wanted to join her extra-curricular bellydance class. She is now, 7 and a bit dance-years later (have known her for 11) my much loved and trusted dance-mentor, friend and colleague

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightdancer
    There is a thread about how we got started, if you do a search. Its about 5 pages, at my last check.
    Oh hey, you're right

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