Hello from a returning belly dancer

Violetta

New member
Hello everyone! I used to belly dance as a hobby many years ago, but I consider myself a newbie with memories of past dancing abilities rather than skilled at all, because it has been so long. I was self-taught before, and will be self-taught again due to issues stemming from a disability. (I can dance, but I don't have any depth perception and cannot drive.) I am also on a low income and cannot always Uber to get places.

At this point, I am not sure what style I would like to learn. In the past, all I was interested in was American cabaret, but now I'm interested in tribal/fusion as well. I have a thick figure (proud BBW), and am interested in learning about thick/plus sized belly dancers.
 

Zorba

"The Veiled Male"
Welcome indeed. Some of the very BEST dancers I've seen have been BBWs - you go girl! There are teachers nowadays that do lessons over Skype - the feedback is invaluable from a live instructor.

If you don't mind my asking, what's up with your depth perception? I have monocular vision and am told that my depth perception is compromised - I have no way of knowing as its "normal" to me, but it doesn't stop me from driving. Playing ball games such as baseball never worked for me though...
 

Violetta

New member
Welcome indeed. Some of the very BEST dancers I've seen have been BBWs - you go girl! There are teachers nowadays that do lessons over Skype - the feedback is invaluable from a live instructor.

If you don't mind my asking, what's up with your depth perception? I have monocular vision and am told that my depth perception is compromised - I have no way of knowing as its "normal" to me, but it doesn't stop me from driving. Playing ball games such as baseball never worked for me though...
-My depth perception mainly seems to effect me when I drive...that's why I don't do it. My eye doctor told me I had absolutely no depth perception. It feels normal to me too. I have apparently never had it. But I can't follow the lines on the road if I drive faster than about ten miles per hour.
 

Zorba

"The Veiled Male"
Interesting - I've never had probs driving - if we ever meet in person, we can compare notes.
 
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