Was 21 and a mother , my daughter's nunny was in her 60's and was a dancer in her youth greek-egyptian. She dragged me doing every day some move's without music, i was just doing her a favor, after many years i realized what was happening Silly me.
So lets say at my 27 I got total hooked
Yep !!! I wish I'd started earlier too... I saw my first dancer ever at a fate when I was 10 or so but at 18 was when I took an interest but circumstance then would not allow it :-( I had to wait quite a few years !!
I started "dabbling: with DVDs at about 26. Took a couple of lessons from a friend of my sister-in-law a couple years ago. Started with Yasmine last summer at 30. Hooked for life. I'm a mom, too. Have a two-year old daughter who I hope will become a rakkasah!
I always loved watching belly dance as a teen,took my breath away.
I started dancing at 29 years of age.
I was thinking yesterday how I wish I would have started sooner,but then right now seems perfect,and by the amount I dance I am certainly making up for it!!
I started at 21, and have been dancing for three years now. Oddly, I have never actually thought that "I should have started earlier". It sort of goes the other way - I can't wait til the day I have aqcuired enough experience... Even though I am not sure this moment will ever arrive, huh?
I wish I had started younger but my friend (whose also my teacher) says that things happen when the time is right. I don't think I would have been as devoted if I had started at a different time in my life.
I started at the age of 29, took lessons for 2 years in a lebanese restaurant (what a gorgeous and unforgotten time). I restarted last year at the age of 39 and now I wish I was 8-10 years younger but with the same life experience.
I noticed that in Germany most BD'ers start taking classes when they are in their 30's or 40's.
I was 20 when I started to take lessons (I'm 21 now)
I was 16 when I discovered it was possible in the Netherlands to take lessons, but I didn't had the money myself at that moment and I didn't want to ask my parents cause they were already paying for my music lessons.