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    Overall just have fun!!! The point of a hafla is to have a big party and dance. They can range from causal to more formal performance (which in my opinion is not a hafla). The girls above have given you some good tips already.
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    It was SO much fun. The most fun ive had all year. I dont go to parties since i was younger, so it was nice-it really was party like. Very fun and alot of other amazing performers i got to watch. We used veils as covers and they looked so great we all helped each other cover. I ended up changing after because i wanted to be comfy to really enjoy the other performances-and i felt more comfortable walking to my car in jeans.

    I cant wait for the next hafla i can go to. Man it was a great experience. i love my dance studio and teachers and students and community.

    As far as the performance no one "messed up" not even a little. Only thing is watching the video i saw that my hands werent as high as i thought they were and that i can control my hips even more ( i looked a little bouncier than id like on some hip bumps) so im going to work getting my arms higher when they go up and worke to get my hip bumps crisper.

    all we got was postive feedback. great first performance and hafla experience.

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    I think one of the points of group haflas, is to relax and get to know each other more than a class environment can allow.

    But good you enjoyed yourself.

    My first with this current lot I asked if it were a hafla and the answer was no, although it was to intents and purposes, but I understand the answer. Myself as a lone male dancer in my lot uncomfortable as you might expect, I made friends with some I dance with, to the point we are friends now and communicate as if we had always known each other. The only negative of the gathering was some women who approached to give me crap, because they were under the impression males weren't allowed to attend, as the party was posted as females only. My reply to them, was how the hell do they exist in normal life with males present being such men haters. but I know what I have to do at these events, the next in November, I have to show them males do dance and they dance well, as good as women at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khanjar View Post
    ...because they were under the impression males weren't allowed to attend, as the party was posted as females only....
    I've been in a number of situations like this where my status as a dancer and "honorary woman" was the only reason I was there.

    But as for the original question of 'hafla etiquette' - around here a coverup before/after performing is the usual norm. A veil can be pressed into service in emergencies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
    I've been in a number of situations like this where my status as a dancer and "honorary woman" was the only reason I was there.
    And to think we live in an equal society, methinks we have a long way to go on that ourselves before we start on other cultures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khanjar View Post
    The only negative of the gathering was some women who approached to give me crap, because they were under the impression males weren't allowed to attend, as the party was posted as females only.
    So your teacher supports the exclusion of men in the dance community (or was this a special case?), and (from another thread) is content to allow her students to dance on broken glass. Iím not getting a very good impression of her. Can you tell me some nice things, please?

    If the event was advertised as women only, then your presence would have been a surprise, and poor judgement or planning on the part of the organiser. I donít know how the negative women treated you, but I can understand why they might feel you were invading their space on this particular occasion (considering the advertising), particularly if they didnít know why you were there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
    I've been in a number of situations like this where my status as a dancer and "honorary woman" was the only reason I was there.
    IMO I don't know any woman who would find it a compliment to be called an "honorary man", and I don't see any reason why I would take being called an "honorary woman" as something to accept with a warm feeling of gratitude. It excuses me as a parody, rather than accepting me as an equal. I find it disrespectful to who I am and allows people with prejudice to ignore what I represent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taslin View Post
    I cant wait for the next hafla i can go to. Man it was a great experience. i love my dance studio and teachers and students and community.
    Great news, Taslin. Really glad it went well for you, and you had such a great time. Re; cover-ups vs veils. Its a bit like arguing whether jaffa cakes are biscuits - they both do the same thing, but it is nice to have a chocolate hob-nob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duvet View Post
    So your teacher supports the exclusion of men in the dance community (or was this a special case?), and (from another thread) is content to allow her students to dance on broken glass. Iím not getting a very good impression of her. Can you tell me some nice things, please?

    If the event was advertised as women only, then your presence would have been a surprise, and poor judgement or planning on the part of the organiser. I donít know how the negative women treated you, but I can understand why they might feel you were invading their space on this particular occasion (considering the advertising), particularly if they didnít know why you were there.
    Just ignore me, I live in negativity, why, I don't know, or seem able to change, so best just ignore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khanjar View Post
    Just ignore me, I live in negativity, why, I don't know, or seem able to change, so best just ignore.
    We all get negative, and sometimes the negative times last for ages, or just seem one long negativity with periods that are just less negative . So, tell me something less negative about your teacher. I would like to know, so that I can redeem the image I'm getting of her.

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