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March 14 2009
I learned to dance when i was 39 years old. Growing up, I had only felt shame for my body (see Body Shame). At Human Awareness Institute (HAI) workshops I learned to love my body and find myself sexy and desirable. I also learned to dance. i went to seven HAI workshops. Each Saturday night we would all dance for an hour. The first few workshops I disappeared. I think around the forth time I started to dance. It was Dance Church style which made it very accepting. There was lots of Improvisational Freestyle Dance. Some of the more experienced dancers were doing wild mirroring, some people did partnered Acro Yoga, and some did Contact Improvisation. It was a good place because nobody was watching me. Nobody cared.I loosened up and started to feel my body and the joy of dancing in the summer of 2007, but I had to wait for Burning Man2007 before I really became fluid.