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    Default Belly dancers etiqqette

    Hi all,

    For past two day I have watched soooooooo many bad bellydacing, instructing video clips. My head is hurting.. I found this link on the net about belly dancers etiquette. What do you think???

    Pls add stuff.

    This is the link
    bRules of Etiquette and Professional Conduct for Belly Dancers, Yosifah Rose, Professional Belly Dancer and Instructor, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California

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    How strange, ethics and etiquette have been preying on my mind of late, so it was interesting to read the list on the site.

    How about adding:

    "I understand that, every time I don a costume or describe myself as a belly dancer, I am acting as an ambassador to my art form and on behalf of thousands of women across the globe. I therefore understand my obligation to honour that responsibility and not exploit it for either materialistic of narcissistic gains. To that end I will represent the art form to the best of my abilities, and will strive to improve those abilities and not become complacent."

    Ok, off the soapbox now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eshta View Post
    How strange, ethics and etiquette have been preying on my mind of late, so it was interesting to read the list on the site.

    How about adding:

    "I understand that, every time I don a costume or describe myself as a belly dancer, I am acting as an ambassador to my art form and on behalf of thousands of women across the globe. I therefore understand my obligation to honour that responsibility and not exploit it for either materialistic of narcissistic gains. To that end I will represent the art form to the best of my abilities, and will strive to improve those abilities and not become complacent."

    Ok, off the soapbox now!

    Dear Eshta,
    This is sublime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My highest regards,
    A'isha

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    Oh, my! Point #4 in that list reminded me of a couple of the performers in this series of photos: Planet Egypt - June 2007

    How about "I must remember to put on my skirt"?

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    Just last week in class, we were talking about drops and backbends. Anne says "You never ever ever ever do this facing your audience, or we will smite you!!"

    So, from the Queens of the Universe-Smotage to the one in the white. Dang, put your skirt on...

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    I am actually afraid the audience in this picture is traumatised for life:

    Planet Egypt June 2007

    Judging from this picture the audience sure will be:

    Planet Egypt June 2007

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    Thats the one that I was talking about, yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amulya View Post
    I am actually afraid the audience in this picture is traumatised for life:

    Planet Egypt June 2007

    Judging from this picture the audience sure will be:

    Planet Egypt June 2007
    OMG!
    One has more stuff on the face and head than the body. The other definitely forgot to put on her skirt. When I read this list, I thought to myself, who on earth will forget to put on a skirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suheir View Post
    How about "I must remember to put on my skirt"?
    Oh yes, most definitely! "Speaking of skirts, be sure to wear one!!"

    Planet Egypt June 2007

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    Another suggestion directly from Shanazel's Tacky Tips for Belly Dancers:

    Don't go to a lot of expense and effort over your costumes. Just sprinkle a few sequins on your favorite Vistoria's Secret Bra (or better yet, any cotton Platex Cross Your Heart Bra) and call it a costume bra. Extra points if you leave the stretch straps attached.

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