Belly-Dance: That’ll Teach Me

Brings back memories of my first belly dance classes! Satanic mirrors – I love it. A funny trip down memory lane for me. What about you? Do you relate? Were your first lessons like this?

Diane Henders

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’m taking a beginner belly-dance class.  It has been a tremendous learning experience, despite the fact that I have absolutely no natural aptitude for it.

Here’s what I’ve learned so far:

The word ‘choreography’ has ‘chorea’ as its root.
Dictionary.com defines ‘chorea’ as ‘any of several diseases of the nervous system characterized by jerky, involuntary movements, chiefly of the face and extremities.’  That explains a lot.  I’m a word geek.  I’m just doin’ it right.

Also pertaining to choreography:

In choreography notes, ‘CCW’ means ‘counter-clockwise’.
It is not a typo for CCR.  Which is a relief, because as much as I love Creedence, I just can’t see belly-dancing to ‘Heard It Through The Grapevine’.  ‘Bad Moon Rising’, however, would be frighteningly apropos.

Never trust your friends.
The friend who exhorted me not to laugh at her… has…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Diane Henders
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 01:44:43

    Thanks for the reblog! 🙂

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  2. Deborah Dixon
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 11:47:50

    Haha Love it. That was certainly me when I first started.

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