SCORKES is Belly Dancing!
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Fun Fun Fun
Belly dancing can really be incredibly enjoyable. This was perfectly illustrated in yesterday's class. All of us formed a circle and one by one, we all come forward into the middle to dance. As expected, many of us were shy and unwilling at first, but at the end of it all, it's not about how well you can or cannot dance. It's about letting go of your fears and inhibitions and just having fun.
There's undeniably something mesmerising about a sense of confidence, the enthralling aura of enjoyment and uninhibited body movements of a belly dancer locked in the magic of the dance ... and this can be acheived regardless of technique. I think this was how belly dance originated ... a dance by women for women. It gives you an unimitable awareness of your body and makes you feel good about yourself. In today's world, where there is a lot of pressure to be thin and fit in order to be beautiful, belly dancing can help boost a healthy body image as virtually anyone can look and feel beautiful belly dancing with it's smooth, graceful and fluid movements.
It was just fun. fun. fun.
I am so looking forward to our first hafla
Posted by scorkes ::
9:24 AM ::
I have a lot of trouble improvising when people are watching. I guess I become so self-conscious about my technique and the variety of my dance moves (or lack thereof) that I can't seem to loosen up and have fun in these situations. That's really something I should work on.
But you're right about belly dancing in general. It's really an empowering dance that makes you feel so good about yourself. There's so much joy to be had through it. I sure love it!
I am brand new to belly dancing but I already love it! I can totally relate to what you wrote about how the dancing promotes confidence and an overall GREAT feeling!
I'll be checking back, I want to find out all I can about it!
Glad you are able to perfectly capture what I wanted all my students to feel and experience.
You make my rather-bleak-day girl :)
cinthia: It's hard to forget sometimes that people are watching and it's quite normal to feel self-concious. I normally just try to immerse myself completely in my dance and forget that anyone else is there so that I can dance just the way I would if I was alone.
wendy c: I've also quite new at belly dancing (2.5 months) and I am loving it so far!
bellydancer: Your classes are always good. Can I get you to consider leaving Monday as it is and cancelling Tuesday? *grin*