Yes and no. I took his DV workshop (live) many years ago, but I had already been dancing DV at that point. A gal by the name of Alyne Hazard 1st taught me, she was stellar! She too started us with Lame'.Thanks Zorba! Did Kamaal teach you how to do the double veil btw?
I've found that most old skool dancers don't like silk. It wasn't really available when they were "growing up" in the dance. I let Kamaal try my silk half circles - he promptly over powered them, I had to get him to ease off so they'd float. But I do agree with him - Lame' is what you want to use to at least learn DV. Switch to something else if you want after you've mastered the technique.I don't think I've tried dancing with lamé ever. Just chiffon/georgette and silk.