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Monday, March 7, 2011

Bellydance Affirmation from @ShimmyMag

I've heard this called the "Belly Dancer's Code" - but I really like this affirmation that came from the newsletter of Shimmy in the Spirit of Bellydance by Holly Luky.

March Affirmation- by Tonya Chianis RScP


Have you thought about how many different cultures have embraced the wonderful art form of Le Dance Oriental or Belly Dance. It's being accepted and perfected by practically every country in the world. And even more amazing is how wonderful the dancers are. When you become a part of this dance world, be so proud to know that you are supporting the women and men whose roots are in this dance. Make up your mind to share your finest costume creations, as well as perform, in the most dignified and thoughtful ways. So many countries of this dance origin have suffered and continue to suffer greatly through wars. Every time we do this dance we bring to the attention of others, not only our desire to be respected in this dance, but our respect to the countries of it's origin. Adding bits of this dance and fusing it with other country dances, has become very popular.

It is done in their countries as well. This would appear to be a general consciousness of more people falling in love with all dance. Whatever your choice in dance is, respect yourself as well as the dance. The dignity comes from looking good when you perform, being a class act when you perform, and respecting
your choices in dance with the proper knowledge to back up what you do.

AFFIRM: I am aware of the love for this dance by people all over this

world. I am always doing my part to bring myself and my dance, the

dignity and and respect it deserves.

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