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The Final Touch: Using your head and neck in belly dance

Unlike ballet students, who learn body lines from the beginning, bellydance students learn from the center outward. Beginners obsess over hipwork, intermediates struggle with their arms, and advanced dancers remember to point their toes and have elegant fingertips.

The head and neck come last, if at all — but they add a gorgeous finish and are the mark of a pro.

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