Before I begin this post, let me take a moment to thank you all for the amazing comments left on my last post about my little family issue. Collectively, you all make one heck of a counselor!
Saturday I attended a small American Tribal Style belly dance workshop/fundraiser hosted by pro-dancer Amanda (right) who is trying to raise funds to get her ATS teaching certification. She came from Dallas to Texarkana (her original hometown) to give us the opportunity to check out a style of belly dance that's unknown around here.
I only know classical Egyptian and a little tribal fusion so for me this was a great opportunity to learn something completely different while helping someone reach a fantastic goal.
169 people were invited but only 7 showed up. Welcome to Texarkana!!
The other ladies (and guy) who came to the workshop had never belly danced before. They were there to help support this great lady with hopes that she'll come back someday to give us another lesson.
Honestly I'm not an ATS fan but I love belly dancing and I love challenges so yeah! I'm there! Despite having this basketball in front of me, I was able to do all the moves, but thanks to my lungs being squished and mushed out of place I found myself getting a little light-headed and had to take a couple breaks... oh and going into upward-facing dog for yoga warmups was totally out of the question.
More belly for my dance!!
After the workshop, Amanda changed and gave us a great solo performance.
It was super lovely!
So, have you all ever tried belly dancing? How did you like it? Do you still do it?