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Of Bellydancing

Oh, I haven’t told you about my biggest (or rather 2nd biggest… aside from food) passion, haven’t I?

Yep, as the title says, it’s bellydancing.

Now, I’m a fluffy girl… a very fluffy girl, and I became this confident because of bellydance. It’s a really wonderful dance for women, although a lot of men dance it, too (and they are SEXY!! XD). It’s a very empowering dance, especially for people like me who have a lot of insecurities about their body.

However, there’s this one very big misconception about bellydance that kind of makes me mad, and it’s the misconception that only skinny or sexy girls can do it. THAT IS SO NOT TRUE! Any woman (or man) in any shape, color or body type can do this. Look at me! I’m fluffy and jiggly all over, but I can do it (at a beginners level anyway XD).

My main inspirations for studying this dance are Sashi from Ascend Tribal Dance, and Rachel Brice of the Indigo Bellydance Group. I love them both so much… and yeah, all of this obsession with bellydance came from watching Gothic and Tribal Fusion Bellydance videos on YouTube (I swear, you can learn a lot from that site). I even got more inspired when someone interviewed Rachel Brice and said that she got into the dance from watching a 250 pound woman shaking her thing up from bellydancing. XD

After that, I discovered bellydance legends like Suhier Zaki, Tahia Carioca and Naima Akef, who were the pioneers of Egyptian Bellydance in movies. I also learned about Tribal Bellydance (Tribal Fusion BD’s roots) and saw Hahbi’ Ruh… and John Compton, who is the most awesome MALE Tribal bellydancer ever!

Anyway, I took a few lessons from a local gym from before, but they don’t teach Tribal Fusion BD, only the basics. Hopefully, if I continue to study, I’ll be able to at least dance like Sashi.

The only problem now is getting over stage fright once I decide to perform for an audience. XD

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - June 3, 2009 at 9:00 pm

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Of Bellydancing

Oh, I haven’t told you about my biggest (or rather 2nd biggest… aside from food) passion, haven’t I?

Yep, as the title says, it’s bellydancing.

Now, I’m a fluffy girl… a very fluffy girl, and I became this confident because of bellydance. It’s a really wonderful dance for women, although a lot of men dance it, too (and they are SEXY!! XD). It’s a very empowering dance, especially for people like me who have a lot of insecurities about their body.

However, there’s this one very big misconception about bellydance that kind of makes me mad, and it’s the misconception that only skinny or sexy girls can do it. THAT IS SO NOT TRUE! Any woman (or man) in any shape, color or body type can do this. Look at me! I’m fluffy and jiggly all over, but I can do it (at a beginners level anyway XD).

My main inspirations for studying this dance are Sashi from Ascend Tribal Dance, and Rachel Brice of the Indigo Bellydance Group. I love them both so much… and yeah, all of this obsession with bellydance came from watching Gothic and Tribal Fusion Bellydance videos on YouTube (I swear, you can learn a lot from that site). I even got more inspired when someone interviewed Rachel Brice and said that she got into the dance from watching a 250 pound woman shaking her thing up from bellydancing. XD

After that, I discovered bellydance legends like Suhier Zaki, Tahia Carioca and Naima Akef, who were the pioneers of Egyptian Bellydance in movies. I also learned about Tribal Bellydance (Tribal Fusion BD’s roots) and saw Hahbi’ Ruh… and John Compton, who is the most awesome MALE Tribal bellydancer ever!

Anyway, I took a few lessons from a local gym from before, but they don’t teach Tribal Fusion BD, only the basics. Hopefully, if I continue to study, I’ll be able to at least dance like Sashi.

The only problem now is getting over stage fright once I decide to perform for an audience. XD

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - at 1:00 pm

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