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Would The Inexperienced Belly Dance Teacher Please Sit Down? (Part 3 of 3)

I once made the following quote my Facebook status:

“Dancers aren’t made of their technique, but their passion.”

It got a lot of people commenting, as you can imagine.

I see both sides of the statement, and enjoyed reading the opinions on both sides of the fence.  Much like the recent posts, blogs and articles that I and my team have shared – I see both sides of the ongoing when a belly dancer decides to become a belly dance teacher.
With all this varying discussion, it’s easy to get a little confused on all of the points and counter-points. Let’s summarize…

Continue part 3 in Dilara’s Diary.


Would the Inexperienced Belly Dancer Teacher Please Sit Down? (part 2 of 3)

So much buzz has been happening since my last diary entry…. thank you for the messages and the comments! I encourage you to continue to share with me. My team and I posted a new article today in response to your comments —- it’s about that first step in the transition from student to teacher. I encourage you to read it here.
Picking up from last week, the problem of belly dance students who, after short training periods, begin to teach based on their limited experience. Of course, my passionate feelings were met with many of our belly dance community members adding their own opinions.
See what those opinions were here in Dilara’s Diary and share your own by creating a free profile!

Would the Inexperienced Belly Dancer Teacher Please Sit Down? (part 1 of 3) – Dilara’s Diary – HipMix.Net

Would the Inexperienced Belly Dancer Teacher Please Sit Down? (part 1 of 3) – Dilara’s Diary – HipMix.Net.

Leave it to me to hit a nerve in the belly dance community *wink*

I did it again recently when I vented to others on my Facebook Fan Page: “I am SO tired of ‘belly dance teachers’ popping up here and there after a short stint as a student!”
I knew I wasn’t the only one who felt this way, and boy was I right!
Right away, Lisa Lopez, a New York City native currently living in El Paso, Texas, concurred, “Oh yeah, too many times. But I’m not naming names…”
She’s such a sweetheart, protecting these dancers, and as a veteran of many variations of dance, I’m sure she’s seen this across the board, not just in her belly dance experience.
Lisa and I are not alone in our recognition of sub-par teachers who can crop up after their short time as a student. But why does this happen?
Continue reading this blog and share your thoughts in Dilara’s Diary on And stay tuned for parts 2 and 3!