One of you asked last week about my own history, and I realised I’ve never shared it here. So to get you started, here are two videos that made a HUGE impression on me.
I’d been bellydancing for (drumroll) 13 years. Can’t believe it’s been that long. Before bellydance, I trained in a whole variety of dance styles- from ballet to Irish- and started dancing when I was two (thanks Mom!). I found tribal fusion in 2006— like many, my introduction to tribal fusion was through our beloved internet. These were the first two videos that I really, really fell in love with. I actually ran around showing them to all of my friends (one of whom swore he’d never marry a woman who wasn’t a bellydancer– I figure I get to save that story for his wedding this summer). It would take me two more years to actually start studying tribal fusion, and then another two after that before I found my Studio Home, but these two videos were the start of a lifelong love. I can tell. No one does “serious leisure” like bellydancers. 🙂
It is truly weird watching them now, years later, having now trained and danced with Rachel. Still- these two were the original inspiration.
Next up- inspiration in the studio!
Don’t forget, our second class is tonight! There will be a few new faces– woot!