Tag: <span>stage shows</span>

Pointers & Info for Students in Recitals

by Nicola, 2007, updated February 2010 _____________________________ This is a generalized checklist of reminders that I provide to all my students as we are entering into recital time. Other teachers are welcome to use it and adapt it, with credit. I have compiled these based on the protocols issued by various dance festivals and studios…


About Formal Stage Shows

In no particular order… These types of shows often:  feature local and visiting dancers and a headliner or star, who closes the show; or, feature a variety of dancing amongst which is bellydancing place the better dancers later in each half of the show, and latest in the second half, with some exceptions; or, may…


Q – I saw a dancer once in a restaurant. I thought bellydance was cheesy and dumb. Why should I bother taking a class or going to another show?

Unfortunately, not every dancer out there is good at performing or teaching. Any one can “hang their shingle” out there. Not all dancers understand that what they do reflects upon every other dancer. Come to a class, come to a show, and allow those of us who really care about the art form to change…


Q – Will I have to dance in a recital or learn a choregraphy?

In my classes, the choice to dance in recitals is yours. I don’t believe teachers should rush or push students into making costumes and performing. That would not happen in an adult dance class in any other genre. I consider it appropriate to ask students in my studio classes if they want to perform in…