I was belly dancing yesterday but everything seemed to go more slowly than usual. So I looked on youtube and found a work out with this lady who said she was from the island. For the first time, I isolated my hips. She showed the viewer how to move in a way that I had always wanted to learn how to move and I felt I was actually achieving something! I think I will do her work out for a long while, it has the belly portion of belly dancing in it. 7 months ago
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I practiced belly dancing yesterday. I know I will really need to take an actual class so I can be monitored by a professional. I am just doing basic moves on youtube…
I like the stretches, I cannot wait to get a toned stomach so I can see the movements of my abs better. MWAHAHAHAHA :D 7 months ago
I will not be able to practice EVERY night, however, I will practice until I have to go home for Thanksgiving. I am trying to get my body into shape for the figure modeling class. I am inspired by two belly dancers so far. One is Rachel Brice because she is like a serpent in a human. She can move so fluidly and snake-like, her flexibility is amazing. Her stage presence is awesome, it is so captivating. The second one is Sadie. She oozes with femininity. Her dance is like a blend of being a beautiful woman and being a seductress. It is kind of like water in the way that she moves. I will have to post images of both of them.
Belly dancing is a fun challenge. I think my muscles have to get used to the release of tension in certain places. When I practiced this head movement, there was this subtle popping in my neck. It was not painful, they were bones breaking. It was like oiling a rusty bike or so, I had to dust those muscles off. It was pretty relaxing. I can’t wait to try it again! :D 7 months ago
I’m now on my 3rd Level 1 belly dancing class. I enjoy taking it and I want to keep doing it and continue to get better. I’ve only had one class so far this session, but I’m really enjoying the teacher. Ultimately, she’s teaching us choreography to perform. That’ll be nerve-wracking, but I’m going to do it. 3 years ago