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    Spin-off: Good things about America

    I thought I'd start this thread to balance things out. I know some of you may not agree, but let's try to not get into any arguments. Let's just list the things we're thankful for. I feel very fortunate to live in a country where I have so many freedoms- who my friends are, where I work, who I...
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    Is down?

    I haven't been able to get on tribe as of Nov. 16, has anyone else had this problem?
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    Spin-off: Is your family supportive of your dancing?

    Since we did spouses/significant others, I thought it would be fun to see if the rest of our families are supportive. My dad is very supportive, which is kind of surprising. He's a very conservative Christian, and I thought he'd throw a fit when he found out his daughter was bellydancing. But...
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    When is it okay to critique?

    Over on tribe, there was a discussion about whether or not it is appropriate to critique a dancer's performance. Specifically, this was about a certain performance on a new tribal DVD that many people did not like. Everyone who didn't like the performance said so in a very mature, nice way...
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    Just need to vent a little...

    I'm an undergrad student, and this semester I registered for a class called "Dance in World Cultures". I'm a science major, but I usually need a fun class or else I go psycho, and I thought we'd probably go over Middle Eastern dance. Sadly, the only ethnic dance so far in the class was a brief...
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    Wrist tapping

    Lately in some performance videos I've seen dancers tapping their fore heads with their wrists or tapping their wrists together. Does this come from a Middle Eastern dance form? If so, which one?
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    Question for the guys

    Heya~ We all know that women bellydancers have to deal with men who hit on us, ask us to give personal dances, etc. But what about you guys? Do you ever have to deal with raunchy women? How do you handle it? ~Jen
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    I feel like such a hypocrite.....

    Hey y'all~ I know most of us don't like it when men see bellydancers as sexual objects, make rude sexual comments about them, etc. I know I get super pissed when I tell a guy I bellydance and he thinks I should give him a private performance. Well, today I saw Cirque Du Soleil. Let me tell you-...
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    When are you ready to perform?

    Hi~ Tonight I was at a local hookah bar and one of the men who works there overheard me talking about bellydancing. He told me he has been looking to hire a bellydancer and asked me if I was interested. I told him that sadly, I have only been dancing for three years and I'm nowhere near good...