We are passionate about the following:
- that Egyptian bellydance is a dance art for everyone, all backgrounds, all sizes, all ages.
- that the fabulous music, beautiful costuming and dance moves will become your greatest friends
- that loving and supporting fellow dancers is important as we discover and explore who we are through friendship and dance
- that it is vital to encourage and support all individual expression
- that we recommend and endorse all our students to attend other dance schools and learn from other teachers and encourage them to never limit themselves to one way, style or technique and
- that most importantly, we must always strive to pass onto others the joy of danceI
Below is a poem by Vera Taylor, my Aunt who lives in South Africa. I think Vera epitomises how Bellydance can give us the joy of living, no matter who we are.
WHEN I BECAME A PENSIONER, JUST THREE SHORT YEARS AGO
SOCIETY SOON LABELLED ME A GERIATRIC CROW.
THE AGE OF BEING INVISIBLE, HAD COME AROUND SO FAST
WHAT COULD I DO CREATIVELY - A HOBBY THAT WOULD LAST
I'D DONE THE FABRIC PAINTING, THE POTTERY AND THE ART
BUT THERE WERE ALWAYS OTHER THINGS THAT I WAS KEEN TO START.
TO KNIT OR SEW OR CROCHET, WELL THAT JUST WASN'T ME
I THOUGHT HOW NICE TO BE ECCENTRIC - GROW OLD DISGRACEFULLY.
I HAD TO TRY TO MOVE MY FLAB AND SAGGY CELLULITE
I WASN'T GOING TO HIBERNATE AND KEEP IT OUT OF SIGHT
AT THE RISK OF BEING CALLED SENILE, I THINK I'LL TAKE THAT CHANCE
WHAT BETTER WAY TO EMBRACE OLD AGE BUT TO LEARN TO BELLY DANCE.
VERA TAYLOR 2003
If I cannot teach it, I can help you find someone who does.
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