Gotta be honest: belly dance to non-belly dance music disappoints me terribly every time I see it. It just tracks "amateur" to me.
Oh now you're just making me blush! Thank you Although I wasn't offended at all, just confessing my guilt lol! I think people are entitled to their own personal dislikes and likes! It would probably get really boring if we all loved all the same things. Maybe if I had seen the performances that you have seen I might have the same opinion as you. :lol:MissVega:The only thing you are guilty of is being a constant exception to the belly dance norm.
Maybe I have yet to see something I like live, I'll try to be more open minded.
You should check out Dahlena when she next comes back to Chicago. She does this with her hair just like this perfectly. And her dance style as well - yalla! :clap:Bringing back the 80's in an updated way is one thing, keeping a hairstyle from the 80's for over 2 decades is another!
Keeping your image "fresh" is a good way of putting it
Oh my goodness, me too!!!:lol:
:lol:I keep my style safely in the seventies where all I have to do is wash it regularly and braid it whenever the wind blows. It comes in fashion every ten years or so which works well for me.
I googled her- yup, hair is a bit 80's but more of a refined version- much more tasteful.You should check out Dahlena when she next comes back to Chicago. She does this with her hair just like this perfectly. And her dance style as well - yalla! :clap:
me too! Then again it depends on the style of dance you are doing. Egyptian and turkish to nonbellydance I can see as being a no-no. However my style can get away with dancing to non-bellydance music. Then again there are some songs that I just face palm to.
:lol: Obviously, they haven't practiced enough (and the teacher/leader have forgotten to do it without speaking out loudly)! :lol:My biggest pet peeve is when you can see dancers or the lead dancer mouthing the up coming movements! There was a performance a few years ago where the leader of the dance troupe actually spoke out the next movement that even the audience could hear. She also turned around at times to tell her dancers where to stand!
Irritates me to no end. And then you get these "fans" on Facebook who think we are fast and loose, and they start up the chat option with "hello baby - you look hot in your bellydance costume." Really sets my teeth on edgeI'm not sure if this counts as a performance pet peeve but I know that it personally irritates me when I've heard of people, usually males, commenting on belly dancers and then saying things like "Oh man, she's hot. . .maybe I can book a belly dancer for my/my buddy's bachelor party"
It just irritates me when people compare belly dancers to common strip teasers. . .because from my understanding NO self-respecting/professional belly dancer would ever agree to perform for an all male audience.
I have a simple solution to this. I accept "friend" invites only from people whom I know to be dancers. I make exceptions for musicians and accept them if I actually know them.And then you get these "fans" on Facebook who think we are fast and loose, and they start up the chat option with "hello baby - you look hot in your bellydance costume." Really sets my teeth on edge