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    Default Never too old, I guess

    Last night I danced in public for the first time in years; I generally have only my students perform in the twice a year recitals the rec center sponsors, but gave in to my students' insistence that I dance this time. I chose to do something I've never done before and with my tongue firmly in my cheek went for non-traditional in a big way: I picked the song Dueling Banjos, made it look like the tech crew (God Bless Them All) had cued the wrong music, then danced my little heart out to banjo and guitar. The roof damn near came off the auditorium and I had several phone messages waiting for me when I got home from work today re: that performance. I am a 53 year old non-entity BD teacher who hasn't danced professionally in twenty-five years, so please forgive my immodesty in mentioning this, but it tickled me to death to get the biggest audience response of the evening, plus crush calls the next day.

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    You Go Girl! 3 cheers for Shanazel, and you go right ahead and 'toot your trumpet' I think that is amazing! I bet your students were thrilled to bits!
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    WAY TO GO!!!!!
    No My Dear you're never too old to receive the applause you deserve
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    Congratulations Shanazel I'm happy you made the experience, that it is NEVER too late for performing belly dance in public I hope this wasn't the last time you did it
    By the way, in my last Oriental Flow two weeks ago, I had a 60 years old student of mine performing a solo (she is the oldest student I have at the moment) and people looooved her And, you know, I am also not a teenager anymore (well, I stopped being one something like 29 years ago), but I am still a popular performer and I get hired for all kinds of events and shows almost every weekend. So lady, GO ON AND DANCE!!!

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    Very glad to hear you hit the stage again and that it went so well. I wish I could have seen it. Cathy

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    YAY!!!!! Who needs modesty at a time like this?

    Well done and congratulations Shanazel!

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    I LOVE you all! You make me feel so warm and fuzzy.

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    Congrats. I'm glad this happened. Who says we are too old to perform???/ You go girl and enjoy life.

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    From one 50 something to another.....WAY TO GO!!

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    I hope someone video taped the event. I'd love to see you dance.

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