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    Default Older newbie checking in :)

    I took my first few belly dance classes a few years ago but stopped when there was a change in class time that made it difficult to attend class.

    After a long break, I started classes last month. The main reason for me to take belly dance is for fitness and flexibility. At 48 I want to keep as fit and flexible as possible, and there sure are a lot of good role models in these forums!

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    Hello and welcome, Yes Belly dance will help with that, My mom is 50 and I have been teaching her, she even attended my teaching class, she has some hip pain and neen pain here and there, but with belly dance it has helped her with that as well, I just love all the things you can get from belly dancing.

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    Welcome! I personally know many older aged dancers who are just starting to learn.
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    1. Beginning dancer. Knows nothing.
    2. Intermediate dancer. Knows everything. Too good to dance with beginners.
    3. Hotshot dancer. Too good to dance with anyone.
    4. Advanced dancer. Dances everything. Especially with beginners
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    ~ Attributed to Dick Crum, a folk dance teacher ~

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    Hi, Maria, I'll be 50 next month! Started taking classes when I was a few months away from my 47th birthday. Bellydance has helped me a lot with not only flexibility, but with strength and posture, too. We're glad to have you join us---welcome!

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    Welcome back to bellydance, from someone who has said goodbye to her 50s completely
    ~Mosaic
    Dance is like glitter, it not only colours your life, it makes you sparkle, you find it everywhere and in everything and it's near impossible to get rid of. (unknown)


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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm having a blast and have already seen a bit of improvement in range of movement in my shoulders (warming up with shoulder rolling and practicing snake arms.)

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    Welcome! Hope you have lots of fun dancing and posting!

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    Welcome! I'm also taking lessons again after a break of a few years

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    Welcome MariaAZ!

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