Guest Post from Kyria: How instructional DVDs helped me become the bellydancer I am now

2 thoughts on “Guest Post from Kyria: How instructional DVDs helped me become the bellydancer I am now”

  1. This was an interesting post for me, as I’ve recently moved to an area with no classes available above a beginner/improver level, and where I’m not longer able to travel to the advanced/pro class I used to attend. I’m starting to think of working more seriously with DVDs to make up for the lack of higher level classes, but I’ve always found it difficult to structure DVD practise.

    It’s sad that you weren’t able to keep coming to classes once you started dancing as a pro. I cannot get my head around the idea of a teacher not wanting professional dancers in their class, it seems very insecure and paranoid to me for teachers to assume that every professional performer must just be out to steal material, rather than there to work on their own dancing. As a professional performer and a teacher, I’ve always gone to weekly classes, even when I’m also teaching my own classes, and it never even occurred to me that teachers might have a problem with me being there. I’m pleased to say that nobody has ever questioned my motives – I can’t imagine how I would have reacted if they had done!

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