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    hi there,
    i have been learning belly dance for about 1 year now all the belly dancers i have seen all have flat tummys. my question is why dont i have a flat tummy after 1 year of belly dance?
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    Hi bellyqueen and Welcome to the forum! Well after, close to six years of dancing I don't have a flat tummy either! But that wasn't my intent. I think we can blame the marketing geniuses for linking Oriental dance as the latest exercise craze with all sorts of promises, the dance wasn't meant to deliver. We all have different body types.
    One doesn't need a flat tummy to dance beautifully and express inner beauty.
    Yasmine

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    hi there yasmine
    thanks for your reply i spend all my hoildays in turkey watching belly dancers they are so elegant every one of them had a flat tummy but as you say we all have different bodies so now i understand. thankyou.
    belly queen xx

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    Long time ago, in the late 60's/early 70's I babysat for a family. The wife's sister danced in the middle east and she was always saying you need a belly to belly dance. I"ve been dancing like 7 years and I don't have a flat tummy. I never had a flat tummy growing up and probably won't due to a C-section and two children. I think what happens is that as time passes and you dance, its more that you learn to control the various muscles in your tummy area. Don't worry, i think some people have flat stomachs no matter what and some of us don't.

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    hi there,
    thanks for your reply. i liked the line you need a belly to belly dance. thanks for your help
    belly queen

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    Don't worry Bellyqueen, there are a lot of very good dancers who already dance for more than 20 years and don't have flat tummies.
    Fortunately it has nothing to do with how well you dance! You can still be very graceful and elegant with more curves.

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    thanks moon
    can i nick your user name i love it!!!

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    i have seen quite a few videos of girls on this site that dance AWSOME and absoutely BEAUTIFULLY ...i dont have a flat tummy either but im just starting out and i am incorporating crunches into my daily routine as well.

    I have seen turkish tv where there are women who dont have flat tummys too and they dance beautifully also.

    i think its a sterotypical thing that people think u have to have a flat tummy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellyqueen
    can i nick your user name i love it!!!
    I'm not sure what you mean? I don't think two people can have the same nickname on this forum. But if you want to use it somewhere else, sure you can!

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    I think it depends on what you define as a "flat tummy." I look at BD videos on youtube religiously and it seems that I see more tummies that are not flat than those that are, but then many of the videos I watch are performances and people's own stuff and not made for t.v. necessarily. I think that BD probably memics real life, which is that a small percentage actually have the perfect body, etc.

    One thing I actually LOVE about BD is that any size woman can do it and it looks beautiful. Not just skinny ones with perfect flat bellies! ;0

    But, if you are looking to achieve a flat tummy, try incorporating different ab routines into what you already do, such as reverse crunches.

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