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Author: Kilbia Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 145  
Subject: Re: Questions from a beginner Date: 10/5/2004 9:24 AM
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Tights and a T-shirt should get you through class just fine. Personally, my rehearsal outfit consists of a sports bra and a tank top/lightweight pants set that Lane Bryant was selling as pajamas. =)

Other than that regarding special clothes, my personal feeling is that once you're certain you want to do this for a while, you should buy yourself one of the coin belts. They put just a little bit of weight on your hips, and they make noise when you move; both of these things help to confirm that you are in fact moving enough. I had a bad habit of making my moves too big when I started out, and I believe part of that was because I went for several months before I bought and started wearing a coin belt to class.

I had trouble getting used to the bent-knee "dance stance" when I started out, and even now I still find myself wanting to straighten my legs a lot. Both my teachers have expounded at great length as to how the bent knees are critical to keeping moves properly isolated, though, and I suspect yours will too. Not only do moves look better when isolated properly, but it helps keep your injury risk down. =)

- Kilbia
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