I Belly Dance

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     I was all dressed in my new belly dance outfit - a purple silk number that just flows so beautifully. I planned to dance in front of my webcam and send it to my hubby at work. The phone rings. it's the pest control guy. sitting outside my house. AHHHHH@!!!! i changed...
    labyrinth labyrinth
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Apr 10, 2008

    I Miss Belly Dancing....

    I miss belly dancing.  The beat of the music....the shimmy of my hips...the zills ringing as I keep time with the music....the incredibly sensual sway of the scarves as they caress my naked skin.  The musical tinkling of the bells on my ankles and my belt as I swirl to...
    ForestFaery ForestFaery
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2010


    I belly dance . I remember my now deceased nan Tafida (she was Egyptian) getting me up on the tables and teaching me the moves lol. She would teach me the hand actions and how to sway around, and how to move. I remember hearing stories of how my mother woke up once and it was...
    TheSimpsons8 TheSimpsons8
    22-25, F
    Sep 18, 2012

    Great Fun and Great People

    I decided to learn this dance style a few years ago. I found out that there are a LOT of styles! I love everything about it. Music, history,costumes, people and of course the dance itself. It's one of the best things I've ever gotten into. I'd recommend it to any and everyone...
    yashaQ yashaQ
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

    I'm Going To Do It.

    Growing up, I was always fascinated by this beautiful dance. The way they move, the bodies, the costumes, the culture. Never did I ever think that I would be able to do something like that. Something so beautiful. Plus I had a weight problem. Never would I ever me comfortable...
    Bunnielight Bunnielight
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 4, 2011


    I've been doing belly dancing for the last four years. This voyage into the sinuous movements of the hips and the abdomen was part of my list that I needed to do. Today marked the first class of our winter session, last being in December. I missed dancing it terribly. Now...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    31 Responses Feb 13, 2010

    Why I Belly Dance

    Belly dancing has opened up an entirely different world for me. I face my days now with my chin up, shoulders back, chest lifted, and most importantly- overwhelmed with confidence. Coming from someone with a self-esteem low as mine, that's a pretty big deal. But, the biggest...
    Musicgirl84 Musicgirl84
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

    Belly Dance

    Is fun!  I practiced for hours and hours and love the music.
    Shaylon Shaylon
    26-30, F
    18 Responses Apr 11, 2008

    New to it... A friend comes over

    and teaches my daughters and I.. I have noticed in my daughters and myself are self esteem has gone up. We're bonding and having a blast.. I love belly dancing 😍
    PaleoGirl PaleoGirl
    36-40, F
    Mar 24, 2015

    Love It...

    I suppose it has been 5 years now *sigh* since I first saw the ad in the local school paper.  Beginner Belly dancing...  Hmmm....now this could be fun.  Oh yeah!!!  Can we say sexy?  So I sign up and go to class.  WOW, I am actually good at...
    MistressJade MistressJade
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2008

    I Feel...

    free when I belly dance. It is a very sensual way to move...I decided to get private lessons so I can feel more confident about it.
    deleted deleted
    14 Responses Apr 10, 2008

    I Plan To Get Back To It ;)

    I love this kind of dance. The music, the movements make me feel so sensual and sexy. It's been a while for me, i am rusty, so i am going to get back intro class, make or buy a costume, and put on a show for my Master. Perhaps i will be finished and feel competent...
    simplysubmissive simplysubmissive
    46-50, F
    Jun 2, 2010

    Even In a Bar

    even in a crowded bar w/ a live band rockin' i still feel my own belly dancin' groove!
    northernwoodsgirl northernwoodsgirl
    26-30, F
    May 30, 2009

    I Belly Dance In A Troupe

    I belly dance in a troupe...and I also have a belly dance clothing shop on Etsy called Rubylake.
    DeeLG DeeLG
    51-55, F
    Mar 15, 2012

    Since my last post I have learned lots of new

    moves. I love belly dancing. Now if I can master the Turkish Drop!!
    PaleoGirl PaleoGirl
    36-40, F
    May 6, 2015

    Belly Dancing In College

    I found an instructor who taught at the rec center of my conservative college and signed up with a friend. We both enjoyed it and I fell deeply in love with the dance. It's so beautiful and graceful. I never feel more feminine than when I am belly dancing. Growing up, I...
    xine07 xine07
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2008

    Nothing To Offer (NOT!!)

    I love the dance. I love the music and the history, but I'm not a star. I'm not "commercially viable". I'm not young with contortionist-level flexibility. I can't compete with that, even a little bit. I love performing, but feel more and more like I am just kidding myself. I have...
    amyraks73 amyraks73
    1 Response Aug 15, 2012
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