Well surprise! I have reached a point where it is no longer torture. Apparently once you get the foundation movements down and practice them enough, the strange new things your muscles have to do, start to become natural. New moves are still a strain on my muscles, but easier and easier as I learn more and more moves. Now instead of a love/hate relationship with belly dancing, I just love it. It makes me wonder how many other things in life I would have learned to just love if I had pushed through the hard parts. Wow.
My teacher is the troupe leader of Hands of Kali. And on Tuesday night they will be performing at Neighbors to a song that I introduced them to! I'm so excited! Even though I teach until 9pm that night, I'm still going to try and make it to the club to see them. And another troupe mate from Hands of Kali just sent out a link to some of their fabulous belly dancing photos. Just check out the stunning costumes: yet another reason I love belly dancing!