Belly Dance Cross-Dressing
November 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
I’m sure there will be some disappointed people who find this post in their search results, but I’m not talking about that kind of cross-dressing. I’m talking about Tribal ladies gone Cabaret! And back again! And vice versa! While many people lean toward one belly dance genre or another, I am an equal-opportunity shimmyer. An ATS girl with Cabaret in my heart.
And truth be told, I could use a little more Cabaret in my life. I long for sparkly, sequined, hair-swinging, even sometimes down right cute, Oriental style. That’s right! Cute! I said it. (Just so you know, there’s no cute allowed in ATS!) Sometimes I just want some big, lyrical freedom; to let my hair down, my arms relax and let out a big, sweeping, ooey-gooey, horizontal hip circle. Maybe even complete with an adorable, feminine arm position; one hand to the head, one on the hip, accented with a hip-wiggling, psoas-engaging jewel.
I subbed for a couple of basic belly dance classes a couple weeks ago and I made the students do incredibly adorable things. And I enjoyed it! Some of my ATS students were in these classes and joked that the other teachers would come back from vacation and say, “what happened to Jade?!”
Well now everyone knows. Your ATS teacher is a Cabaret lover. This is also a huge motivator for me to do more solos. I need an opportunity for feminine. I need an avenue for cute.