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    Default Silly-looking walks can be dangerous...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicki View Post
    And that sillylooking walk you get when you listen to arabic music in your mp3, the hips move from side to side and your arms and hands follows.....
    Must be a peculiar sight for other pedestrians who cannot hear the music, they must be wondering what you´re doing!
    I agree, shimming while you cook or brush your teeth is now a regular exercise!
    Well, I've quit even the teensiest dancing-while-walking movements as a result of an incident a couple of weeks ago. I was waiting for the signal to cross at a small intersection near my house, and I swear I was barely moving my hips, just, you know, that kind of dancing you feel like you can't control... like wiggling a bit while seated when you're watching a great belly dancer and you just can't quite control small vibrations in your muscles in response to the music and the joy of it, but still aware you're in public... and some guys catcalled me hanging out the windows of their car while waiting for the light to change. It was so loud and obnoxious, I heard it over the music in my headphones, and they were really rude, acting like I was a stripper or sth. shaking my "booty" for their benefit. It was embarassing, and I had a line of cars there as a nice audience. So now I listen to non-Arabic tunes while jogging.

    Oh, well. Jerks.

    You must tell us all about the Stockholm Bellydance Festival! I'm jealous. I've never been to any festivals or workshops, just local classes with mostly the same people. I've heard that belly dance is big in the Scandinavian countries. Is this true?

    Didi

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    Hi Didi,

    I have been dancing for a 1 1/2 yrs now. I have yet to preform. I just joined my teachers troupe over the last month, and will be doing my first preformance in August. ----- a bit on the scared side ----- but I can't wait!

    I'm beginning to wonder (worry) about everything, am i doing this right, on your toes, shoulders back, chest out, thumbs in, hip up, and then on top of it all SMILE!!! (my teacher would love me for saying that!!!) oh, and remember the steps!!!

    It is very addicting, a great one though. I find myself reading books on it, finding more and more on the internet. Another great place in Tribe.net (I hope I can say that here) And just wanting to meet more and more dancers. I also find myself lately doing chest circles at my desk!!!

    Wow!!!!

    Glad your here!

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    Default Eat,Sleep And Breath with Bellydancing.

    Hi Didi,
    Please to know you.Yes,I have experienced that when I first started about 13 years ago.I played music all day till I drive my family nuts!!! In the car,at home,shimmying in the shower.Sometimes I even dream of choreography,different steps in my sleep,wierd huh!!!!!!!hehehe!!!!!
    However,it's all worth it and does pays off.At anything you do in life at something you love,go for it and work hard at it and you will see the best results ahead of you.Don't you think so?I believe so and don't stop,dear.

    Happy Shimmies!!!!!!!!
    Samra.
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    Default Answer to Didi-Stockholm BD festival

    Yes,Didi, I´ve heard that Stockholm Bellydancefestival is the biggest bd-festival outside Egypt, and was held May 17-20 for the eighth time. Lots of starteachers, three nights of shows and also a competition, it was just great to be there and learn from the best,and people came from a lot of countries to attend workshops or participate in the show.
    Read all about it at index and maybe start preparing for a visit next year?

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    Hi there, welcome to the forum!

    You want advice for a beginner? Well, HAVE FUN and happy dancing/learning!!!

    By the way, another "bellynut" (as Maria likes to call 'em ) from the Netherlands here saying hi. That country wasn't on your list yet
    Been addicted for 4 years now. Same as everyone has mentioned goes for me: snakemovements at the computer, while waiting at the trainstation/busstop, ON public transport (well, invisibly contracting muscles lol), at the desk. Shimmies everywhere, dancing around the living room with my sister... hehe, once you start it you can never do without!

    See ya around
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    Default Cool!

    Thanks for the link and info on Stockholm belly dance festival, Nicki. Sounds like it was fun!

    Didi

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    Default Thanks for the welcome!

    Yshka (by the way, I like your name), thank you for the warm welcome. And yes, I'm getting the picture that I'm a confirmed "bellynut" without even knowing what one was. It's a relief to find I'm far from alone in this passion!

    Didi

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    and yet from another that wasn't on your list, from Down Under..

    Welcome, I agree the best part about BD is the enjoyment you get out of it, as you said, I too, live, breath, sleep, talk and buy bellydance so far for over nine years .. my kitchen/dining area are huge so I do a lot of practicing there while waiting for the jug to boil or toast to pop, many a combination for a choreography has been conjured up there especially entrances. I also dance a bit out side I have a cockatoo who I let out of her cage in the mornings so I go through the same motions I do in the kitchen, I live country so I don't have many neighbours to watch out for

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    Big Grin Thank you, Slinks!

    Thanks so much for the welcome from Down Under! A great friend of mine has just moved to Brisbane (in December) and she and her husband are loving it, and the Australian people. Sorry to hear about your drought...

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