Should You Take Up Belly Dancing?
What Type of Belly Dancing Class to Sign Up For
Belly dancing is so popular now that nearly every dance studio and gym seems to offer classes. Add to the mix of traditional classes are videos that all claim to teach you how to belly dance in a certain amount of time. So whom do you believe and what belly dancing class should you join?
There is no hard and fast rule. It really depends on you as a person and how best you learn. There are pros and cons to every type of belly dancing class out there. Think about the advantages and disadvantages before you sign up for a class.
The great thing about attending a belly dancing class is that you can quickly build a network of people who all have a shared passion for dance. The great thing about classes is that you get to meet people who like dancing. There will be dancers of all abilities in your class but most likely they will be people who are attracted to belly dancing and have not had any dancing experience prior to this.
Once you get comfortable with your belly dancing class you can start hosting parties where you can come together to perform and support each other. There is nothing like an audience to make you want to really perfect your moves and work extra hard on those shimmies. Plus, its fun to perform in front of your friends and watch them perform in turn.
There are plenty of belly dance videos available for you to try out these moves in your living room. This is a great way to learn belly dancing if you are too shy to attend a belly dancing class or just simply dont have the time to attend one.
The downside is that there is no one to give you critique and you have to be very aware of your own movements to determine that you are dancing correctly. It can also get boring and a little repetitive if you stick to just one video.
If you are lucky enough you may be able to find an instructor who will give you private lessons. The plus is that you will have an instructor who can devote their entire attention to you and make sure that you are getting everything right. On the other hand this form of belly dancing class can be very expensive.