"I can't belly dance because...I don't want to watch myself in a mirror!"
I get this! When you first start out, you feel so self-conscious, and a mirror can make the awkwardness worse.
Eventually, the mirror becomes your friend--a help to correct your posture, show you what needs changed, and show you what looks good.
As a beginner, you don't need to focus on the mirror but on your instructor.
Watch your instructor's feet, knees, posture, arms, and begin to feel what the moves look like.
As you grow in the dance, you'll start to welcome the mirror. For now, enjoy the journey.
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