Wow, was that some people trying to justify the BDSS tour as 'authentic bellydance'? Cause it kinda sounded like that.... but I'm not going to get into that now....We've beaten and rebeaten that horse to death!Well, as a person who has been bellydancing for about a week and a half, I would have to say:
I think teachers should hand out a manual with the ACTUAL history of the dance/s, important people to know, descriptions, etc to all of their new students. Then again, I wonder if that is done with ballet or other uber formal dances? I've read the belly dancing bible and tribal bible (I can't remember the name of the first) and still I feel like I don't have good enough information. Help uuusssssssss historians!