Everyone has advice to give to promising dancers and students who are enamored with the limelight and beckoning stage. I think it’s safe to say that thoughts of antiquated etiquette and protocol can be the last thing on a dancers mind when she is in her dance mode. I understand this because in the beginning all I wanted to do was to dance everywhere I could but I didn’t understand that there was a protocol to dancing in restaurants and nightclubs.
There are many tips to share with you but I thought I would cover the ones that I think are the most important and ones that once learned will make your dance journey feel like you’re walking on silk instead of pebbles. My beginnings made me the mortar for the belly dance school of hard knocks, not because I wasn’t willing to learn what was necessary but because with my traveling and working cattle, I didn’t always have someone around me to guide me. So here in written form I will do my best to share easy to follow guidelines that will help you prepare for any audition, start your own studio or perform internationally. After all we aren’t that much different than entertainers and women of the vaudeville days and contracts are as important today as they were years ago.
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