How it actually first started, I don't quite remember, but I did some portraits for a local belly dancer that she used on even posters at a performance at the Holland Events Center, and has used for her portfolio. I also helped out on her Fine Arts festival that she organized by filming the show. It was the first time I got to see a belly dancing performance. I especially enjoyed the zills. I knew that she offered classes and debated on it for a while. She made me an offer I couldn't refuse. So I spent this winter taking belly dancing lessons. My daughter tagged along.
Our class ended this past weekend with a small performance for family and friends, and I actually got up in public and performed a dance with the group and then enjoyed the rest of the show. My husband photoed my performance and I photographed the rest, including the practice. So here are a few photos from the show... enjoy!
Here are zills......It was a lot of fun, and very tasteful.
Here is one that was an awesome shot on a bad side of the stage, so I switched out backgrounds... and wah lah!
This was a great opening to Kerry's piece.....