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    Default Hello from Texas

    I recently moved to an area where people think belly dancers are ________ <-- Insert bad things. It's nice to find this forum online.

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    I am sorry to hear that people are not so nice where you live, glad that you have found us & I'm pretty sure there are a few Texas dancers floating around here. Anyway just ignore those who show their ignorance and keep dancing - Maybe one day you will change someones mind, even one mind changed is a feather in your cap
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    Thank you. The problem is that the job I have makes me have to be seen in the community, and to keep my job, I have to be "moral". Their ideas of morals and mine are different. Like, I see nothing wrong with the dance, but they think it's naughty that dancers are not covered. Plus, they've seen things on TV like those who give dance a bad name.... the common Suzie Tassletits and her troupe of 6 week wonders.

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    Yes, there certainly are some Texas dancers on here! Though I'm sorry to hear you're in a conservative community...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rani Al Amar View Post
    Thank you. The problem is that the job I have makes me have to be seen in the community, and to keep my job, I have to be "moral". Their ideas of morals and mine are different. Like, I see nothing wrong with the dance, but they think it's naughty that dancers are not covered. Plus, they've seen things on TV like those who give dance a bad name.... the common Suzie Tassletits and her troupe of 6 week wonders.
    Ignorance is bliss they say, or in many cases I've seen, the stuff where hatred and fear is born.

    Sad to see that, I'm in Texas and I haven't had that sort of reaction. D:

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    There are lots of great folks belly dancing in the Lone Star State. Keep looking around- maybe you'll unearth a secret few in your town and together you can bring about a revolution. Or at least a couple of dervish turns.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    Hi. Do you know any good bellydance schools there already?

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    Big Grin What part of Texas?

    I'm in San Antonio and we are supposed to be a diverse culture, welll... to only certain ethnic groups who shall be un-named. Everyone wants to teach only the Egyptian style of BD, what about all the other styles. I can't find an instructor to save my life that teaches Tribal Fusion. There is one who teaches a mixture of Spanish/Egyptian, doesn't go well...

    As far as what our fellow Texans are saying...ignore and enjoy! We only live once!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    I'm in San Antonio and we are supposed to be a diverse culture, welll... to only certain ethnic groups who shall be un-named. Everyone wants to teach only the Egyptian style of BD, what about all the other styles. I can't find an instructor to save my life that teaches Tribal Fusion. There is one who teaches a mixture of Spanish/Egyptian, doesn't go well...

    As far as what our fellow Texans are saying...ignore and enjoy! We only live once!!
    I'm in Austin, I can see if anyone knows of a Tribal Fusion instructor somewhere in that general vacenity.

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    Default Thank you!

    Thank you for checking on the instructor for me. So very nice of you!

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