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    Recently I've become interested in belly dancing. The styles are beautiful and they're a great way to express yourself. I watched several videos of different belly dancers on Youtube and now I get chills just watching them. Soon I'll be able to get lessons and I'll be able to join this unique way of dancing. I must admit that I'm shy and self conscience but I need to push that away from me. For now I've joined this site to find tips to prepare me for my journey through the different cultures that belly dancing brings.
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    to the forum & the world of bellydance. How exciting you are about to venture into a fun world and begin a wonderful journey. Many of us have begun our journeys feeling self conscious & shy. But it really doesn't take long to begin to find confidence and you will have encouragement from other students and will make friends along the way as well and I am sure you will be so glad you took those first tentative steps into this joyful world.
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    Welcome to the forum!

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    Thank you very much for the welcome. I'm positive that I'll feel welcome in the world of bellydance.

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    Hi, Dream Dancer, love your avatar! Welcome to the forum!

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    Happy to have you with us!
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    Hello - love your name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Dancer View Post
    . I must admit that I'm shy and self conscience but I need to push that away from me.
    In my opinion, Belly dancing and arabic music is a unique way to do that and be more confident!
    And the belly dance forum of course!!!

    WELCOME!!!!!!!

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    Hi Dream Dancer, Years ago I was an actor. I remember the night of my first performance, I was almost catatonic with stagefright but somehow got through the evening. As I continued to perform I began to realize that being another character meant that I no longer had to worry about my personal inhibitions - I could effectively hide behind my 'character'.

    Belly dancing is the same. The character you embrace as a dancer is not yourself, it is a projection of another aspect of yourself, just like acting. So enjoy the freedom this gives you, enjoy performing, it's a release from the troubles of the world for as long as the music lasts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjcronin View Post
    Hi Dream Dancer, Years ago I was an actor. I remember the night of my first performance, I was almost catatonic with stagefright but somehow got through the evening. As I continued to perform I began to realize that being another character meant that I no longer had to worry about my personal inhibitions - I could effectively hide behind my 'character'.

    Belly dancing is the same. The character you embrace as a dancer is not yourself, it is a projection of another aspect of yourself, just like acting. So enjoy the freedom this gives you, enjoy performing, it's a release from the troubles of the world for as long as the music lasts.

    Henry G
    That is great advice Henry and it does work with bellydance. Put on your costume and you also put on another persona
    ~Mosaic
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