AND IT WAS AWESOME.
Someone once told me that belly dancing is all in the hips. THAT SOMEONE WAS WRONG. I learned that my glutes are not nearly as strong as I thought they were and that they appear to be where the movement comes from. You point your tail bone down, tighten your abs (as seen in the pics above), and put out your arms. My core and my biceps are sore. XD
I was, of course, the biggest girl there, but only two other people showed up because I guess there's some sort of Russian holiday today, according to my instructor. I came very close to trying on a shirt that showed my belly- one thing at a time, I suppose. I did buy a hip scarf though.
That was fun. :3
<3 - CFC