Dance as long as it brings your heart joy. Dance as long as your body allows you to. Then smile, because you did, and your heart still does.
Oz, you're missing the point of the belly dancer mantra which is YOU ARE ACCEPTED BY THIS COMMUNITY AND WE THINK YOU ARE VALUABLE. .
If we can't resist peer pressure at 60+, when can we resist it? :dance:
You're welcome, honey.
Maybe your classmates are insistent because they like you and so appreciate your contribution to the group that they hate to see you go. It's not just the retiring member of a troupe that gives up something when she bows out.