Our number three pick for Dilara’s Diary favorites from 2010 is a three-part series that roused a lot of discussion. Read on as Dilara talks about the controversy of inexperienced belly dancers becoming teachers, and share your opinions!
A wave of inexperienced students-turned-teachers has stirred up the belly dance community. But who’s responsible? Building a community is important, but so is becoming a positive force and accepting no imitations. In this 3 part series, Dilara takes a step back and lets the community speak up about students who teach belly dance after taking only a few classes.
Click here to read Part 1 of this blog series and join in on the discussions!
Part 2: Dilara continues the conversation regarding inexperienced belly dancers becoming teachers with a listing of some of the biggest offenses in belly dance teaching. What’s all the controversy about? Read part 2 now to hear the complaints, and share your own!
Click here to read the 2nd installment of the series, and don’t be shy! We want to hear from you!
Part 3: Wow, the response and insights have been great to Dilara’s Diary posts on the subject of Belly Dancers becoming Belly Dance Teachers ~ often too soon. Here is the final installment in Dilara’s Diary on this hot topic.
Click here to read Dilara’s final entry in this three part discussion.
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 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?