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Shimmy in the City workshops

I've booked the two Sunday workshops with Dina- Baladi and Oum Kalsoum. Yes they are expensive, but no more than the workshops with Fifi at the Congress last time, and Dina is arguably a better teacher. Yes, they will no doubt be massively full, but no more so than the Fifi workshops. I'm feeling good about this!

Part of me is looking a bit witheringly at myself for wanting to take these workshops, because Dina's dance style is totally unlike my own, and what would I possibly take away from it? And isn't it just "because it's Dina", a vanity, an indulgence. But I've taken workshops with all sorts of dancers whose style is unlike my own, and still been able to learn from them, and use what I have learned, even if I go on to adapt and Béatricify it.

I think what I'm hoping to gain from the workshops is an insight into how Dina views "Baladi" and "Oum Kalsoum". I don't know if that's what is planned, but a girl can hope!

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nikkiraqs
Jun. 11th, 2012 10:50 am (UTC)
WHOOT WHOOT!!

Sooo glad to read this! See you there kitten! XXX
wooglethealien
Jun. 11th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
Dina is a good teacher with excellent English :-)
suzycat
Jun. 12th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
This is also what I have heard. My friend who I call Flower on here went to workshops with Dina last year and raved about her teaching.
ondineblue
Jun. 11th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
It's always interesting seeing how different dancers interpret things. So even though it's not your style per se, there are so many useful things to pick up. If I were up to it, I would be doing them for exactly the same reason.
drachenfach
Jun. 11th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
So long as you don;t come back with costuming ideas!
beafarhana
Jun. 11th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
Awww! I love some of Dina's crazy costumes! And actually she's had some real beauties.

But fear not, I can't afford for my boobs to fall out of the front of my bra, and I don't plan on making any mini-skirt costumes!
suzycat
Jun. 12th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
BUT YOU HAVE THE LEGS FOR MINISKIRT COSTUMES!

beafarhana
Jun. 12th, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
Not at the top of the legs! That's where it all goes horribly wrong- right where a mini-skirt draws attention to it!
diva_c
Jun. 11th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
I'm dithering between doing dina's baladi workshop or Khaleds one. It will depend on which one isn't booked up by the time I can actually get round to booking.
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