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D is for Dancing.

I really enjoy dancing. It's probably the only exercise I enjoy, apart from walking, swimming, tennis, and, er, sex. *blush* It seems that I have the affinity - and the body - for any sort of ethnic dance. Latin, African, hula, belly-dancing: I've loved them all.

I took belly-dancing classes the whole time I was in Morocco. My instructor was a guy. He was good, but it didn't look right. Belly-dancing was made for hips and breasts. To simulate boob movement he would hold out his shirt with his hands. It didn't work.

Belly-dancing isn't indigenous to Morocco but I saw a couple of professional performances. In my brief visit to Istanbul I went to the show at the Holiday Inn. It was pretty spectacular. The star dancer looked like a transvestite. It was a little unnerving, to say the least.

I haven't had a chance to find a class here yet. There's all this new terminology (to me) like "hafla" and "tribal fusion." The yoga center in the same building offers a combined yoga and belly-dancing class but I guess I'm just a purist at heart.

As a Friday treat, here's Sandra Tsing Loh's very funny segment on belly-dancing at the local Y - enjoy!
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On September 21st, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC), seegrim commented:
I can't dance to save my life. I'm a very stereotypical white girl when it comes to dancing. Not pretty.
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On September 21st, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I can't say I do it well. :/

MoBob does the white man's overbite just like Billy Crystal in "When Harry Met Sally."
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