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Tags: Belly Dance, when to start dance class
Categories : Belly Dance
As a former teacher of ballet, modern, jazz, and tap and a current teacher of Belly Dance, Hula, and Childrens theater, I get a lot of “interested in signing up” calls. Often you will find that a studio cannot take you straight away. This is for several reasons. Dance is like building something…the teacher will give you the foundation (which is called technique) and then build on it piece by piece (making single moves or techniques into combinations) and finally you have a completed structure…(a dance or series of dances) When there is an established class over two months old, they are a bit ahead of you so the teacher/instructor may feel that you would be behind (left out) of the growing process….
Some of my classes can be attended by someone new at any time if they are very beginning…but at the end of a season, the dancers in the beginning class are ahead of any basic beginner and to keep them back at the expense of a new beginner is just not fair. They also may be working on a dance which takes up a large chunk of class time so a new student would just have to watch or “fake it”…
Usually I only have one month a season where I do not take new students…just before the show and promotion of the dancers to the next level…so if you call a dance school and they cannot welcome you right away, then mark your calendar for the next season or call another school that may be on a different schedule…you will love dancing and the performance arts…dance is life at it’s best.
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Categories : Life lessons, Travel
When I was a little girl, I dreamed of far away places and when I turned 12 my dad was stationed in Germany…wow, what an adventure for a little girl in an upper lower class neighborhood in El Paso! I looked forward to the plane ride…I had never been on a plane before and knew it was something luxurious that only special people got to do…most of us just rode around in cars for the small adventures that life afforded us. The plane ride was all that I had hoped for…nice flight attendants, good food and lots of it…and movies and comfortable seats…it was fun (probably not for my mom with 4 children but I loved it)…later in my life as a struggling performance artist and teacher, plane rides were few and far between but still held that same joy and thrill for me…and then came September 11th, the sad fateful day that too many tragedies happened…the one I want to speak about is how the airlines changed on that day, now terrorizing us passengers. http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2010-03-18-airplanestranded18_ST_N.htm
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Of course I could go on and on and on and on…but I still would not equal the length of time that airlines are holding passengers hostage with their lack of common courtesy and inhumane treatment…I have personally found the only airline I currently trust is Southwest…but even so, they do not fly everywhere and if I can drive to my destination …I do.
Why must we stay on a tarmac with no food or water for 1, 2, 3, 4, up to 8 hours…??? Maybe we should put a few of the airline’s owners or the head of the FAA in such horrific circumstances and then watch how quickly laws are enacted to give us rights…http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17173370/
But really why do we have to enact laws for us to treat each other like human beings who matter??? Why would anyone think it is ok to keep perfectly nice human beings…neighbors, friends, you and me hostage in a plane for hours?…ouch! This is a sad day and I am not a little girl anymore and I don’t want to go on a plane adventure anymore…because staying on a plane sitting still heading nowhere being treated badly…that is not my idea of fun or even decent transportation. What has air travel come to??? It is going into the gutter…oh wait, I mean the tarmac…