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    Ginger, you're not also on the Doof forum are you?
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    no. should i be?

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    Welcome!

    You're going to love this dance

    Your ballet training is going to help with a lot of aspects of it, but you'll be surrounded by people with a much healthier outlook about their bodies (and yours).

    I started belly dance at 20 years old also (which gives you/us plenty of time to get pretty damn good, especially in your case with prior dance experience starting during your teens), and have been cross-training in ballet since I was 23 (I am now 26).

    I love the way ballet has helped me become a better dancer... I don't really enjoy ballet class, but I love the way my body feels after and the effects it has had on my dancing. I do some pretty basic pointe work now, and I love to see my body accomplish things I'd never thought I'd be able to do

    But I could never be a ballet dancer, even if I had started early enough. Not enough turnout... foot problems... hips too wide, etc. And it would crush my soul. Belly dance is much more forgiving. There is more variety of technique, the technique is more natural and doable for most people (if they work at it). There is a huge variety of body types and styles... so much to choose from!

    Enjoy the journey!

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