I've known of two male belly dancers in Montana. I don't think one of them is dancing anymore. Both are American Oriental style. Geographically large state (area of 147046 square miles/380850 km2) with a small population (298,199.)
Viraj is still around.
If they don't have a web presence and/or they're not local to me, they don't exist.
I have links to every male dancer that I know of that has a website - and I know that's a fraction. Lots of them come and go...
I realised I wrote my post, and then didn't give any indication of actual numbers. After thinking;
Originally Posted by Duvet
8 Male teachers = Ozgen, Khaled & Shafeek (all based in London), Paul (who used to teach in Bournemouth), Tito, Karim Nagi, & Wael (visitors to the UK), & Guy Schalom (who I only know as a drummer, but am aware he does dance too).
8 Male British students = two at Majma, another at Sirocco, two at Shimmy in the City, one from Oxford & one local (the two last no longer bellydance). Me.
I've met five other male students from outside the UK, and seen a couple other male performers, also from abroad.
I have met one other male student at a festival and he was good, he possessed a naturalness and a confidence I envied.
The classes I have had have had three others join then drift away after a few weeks, perhaps that is the majority, those that drift off. Even my first ever class a taster session four or was it five years ago the teacher said that she had taught a couple of other males in the past, they had lasted a couple of years, attained a respectable level and also dropped out of it, men do that was the impression I got. But I guess that is what the majority do of either gender, those that go on to be something are a minority, perhaps a determined and thick skinned minority.
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