Anala interviewed Princess Farhana on ShimmyCast and she discussed the fact that she also does burlesque, but how they are two different dance forms.
I understand people's concerns about what the general public thinks, but at the end of the day we have to do what makes us happy. I dealt with people's perception of me for years because I used to wear hijab. There were quite a few people who didn't like that and thought it was a backward practice (both Muslin and non), but it was something I was drawn to and wanted to do. I couldn't let people's misconceptions of it stop me. So it would be hypocritical of me to even think she shouldn't do both dance forms if that's what she so desires.