Belly dancing is an expressive dance form. Regardless of body sizes, belly dance is an art form that can imbibe the performer’s grace and beauty. This style of dancing is the perfect art form to help you get comfortable in your own skin. However, if you are looking for easy fixes, you will be in for a surprise. Learning to master the belly dance takes skill, dedication and lots of practice. This is especially true if you plan on using advanced techniques as well as props.
Picking the right props
Selecting props for belly-dancing might seem like an easy task. However, you want to match your props with your own personal style and level of expertise for best results. When used correctly, props can be a beautiful way to showcase your talents. Most commonly used belly dance props include fringed shawls and veils that accentuate the physical features of the dancer in action.
A prop for every one
There are also other props like masks, hats, canes, scarves, melaya, candles, tray holders, glasses and even swords! However, start with the simple ones because it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the many options available on the market.
Different levels of expertise
For example, even beginners can rock that ‘Maya’ move using a simple scarf. Once you get to a higher level of expertise, you can use the same move to accentuate your skills by using a sword or glasses.
Pick the right teacher
The right belly dancing expert can teach you how to balance a prop correctly. A good belly dance instructor will be able to help you learn to dance with props from scratch, in front of a mirror – and eventually, in front of an audience if you wish!
Your instructor can also be a great resource to help you select a prop suited to your level of expertise. They can also coach you on the appropriate use of supportive elements like headbands when working with more advanced props.
Dancing fluently while using props can be difficult at first but you will get past the initial growing pain with dedicated practice. Dancer’s Gallery offers you extensive training with patient instructors!
Our belly dance instructors have years of experience in several forms like Taxim, Tribal Fusion, ATS (American Tribal Style) and ITS (Improvisational Tribal Style). Come try out one of our fun belly dance classes with exotic music, relaxing moves and group formations.
Check out our website for more information on belly dance classes. We can’t wait to have you on board! Happy Dancing!