"The Veiled Male"
It seems to me that Face***k is killing both this site and Bhuz. I sure hope not, there are plenty of VERY active fora in other specialties, firearms and pianos are two that I'm aware of. Why are BD fora dying?
Things are quiet here in the UK, too. Classes are small with few new beginners, festivals are dropping like flies, and a large proportion of what gets done under the umbrella of 'bellydance' is really more like generic theatre dance with a bare midriff, which I suppose is probably similar to the "Fusion with no hips and attitude".Belly dance has dropped back heaps in nz too - especially traditional forms. Fusion with no hips and attitude has some following and burlesque is popular pushing out pole.
There are plenty of forums that are thriving, just not BD it seems. Of course, I have less than zero use for face***k, and don't see the point of snap chat, instragram, TWITter, etc. But I'm on several non-BD forums that are VERY busy - 2 or 3 of which are so busy that I can't keep up, several hundred posts an hour!Maybe forums have run their course and snap chat/instagram/facebook have pretty much supplanted these types of platforms.