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    Junior Member lilya's Avatar
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    Default Hello! Perpetual beginner from Canada

    Hi, I'm new to the forum... and it often feels like I'm quite new to bellydance, too. I started taking classes about four years ago - I had never danced before and I remember that it took me a few weeks to understand what the concept of shifting the weight was about...

    I kept taking one or two series of classes every year since, but during this time my body and fitness level have changed quite a bit. As I was moving into my mid-thirties, I broke a wrist, gained a few dozen pounds and even if some elements and techniques seem to have stayed in my muscle memory, they look a little different from what I remembered them (oh, the extra reverb of the hips!).

    I'm very glad to be here (and I do wonder what took me so long!). I love reading the forum - I've already noticed how easy it is to spend hours reading about the dance...

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    Welcome to the forum and welcome back to dance.
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    What Shanazel said. It doesn't matter what shape you are, or what kind of shape you're in, or how old you are -- you'll "get there"!!

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    Thank you, Shanazel and Zorba! My confidence level had gone down a few percent in the last couple of days (what with me busting a knee without a clear cause - I can't exclude overtraining recently), but knowing that I will enjoy this journey, yes, it is alright if it's a tad slower at times...

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    Enjoy the journey!

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    Welcome to the forum! It's always nice to meet new people.

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    Thank you, Ariadne! I'm pleased to meet you!

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    Hi, Lilya, and welcome!

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    Welcome to the forum
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    Thank you, Farasha and Mosaic! Sorry I vanished and replied so late... in part because it dawned upon me that I've been on a dance break for a few weeks...

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