Do you teach in a skirt?

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  • #74802

    Anonymous

    Hi ladies!I'm wondering if you all teach your classes wearing an ATS-typical 25 yard skirt. I've always done it, but like most teachers, I'm always hiking it up to show my legs. I've noticed that among the FCBD ladies, I tend to see them teach in leggings and hip scarves, except for Carolena, who seems to always teach the workshops I've attended in a skirt. I've always taught in a skirt because I want to emphasize to the students that a lot of the knee and feet action that makes bellydance moves work is magically hidden by the skirt...except that I find I never hide it!  😀Your thoughts? I'm only teaching Level 1 right now.

    #96669

    Anonymous

    Most if not all of the other FCBD ladies teach in 25-yard skirts, tucked up to show their knees.  At least that's what I've seen at the studio; I'm not sure what they do when they're travelling.  When I teach / have taught, I also wear a 25-yard skirt.  I feel incomplete without it, and I feel like the students don't get the full aesthetic without it.

    #96670

    Anonymous

    I always teach beginners in leggings and hip scarf so they can see my legs the whole time, and wear a skirt for Level 2's and upwards (which is often tucked up).But yes, I do feel I complete without a skirt 🙂

    #96671

    Anonymous

    …… meant to say 'incomplete' (silly predictive text)! 😉

    #96672

    Anonymous

    It's too hot to teach in a skirt all the time, So i'm usually in legging/workout pants and a sash, Choli or tank top. for my upper level students where i don't have to worry about them seeing the feet/legs/posture on me, I'll wear pantaloons and a skirt tucked.

    #96673

    Anonymous

    I wear a tucked skirt and Capri leggings or leg warmers and I always wear a Flying skirts choli

    #96674

    Anonymous

    I wear a 15 yard skirt because it's easier to tuck. 

    #96675

    Anonymous

    I always wear a skirt. Not usually a 25 yard skirt, because there is just so much to tuck, usually a Padma or similar. I like to convey the importance of the costuming. And most of my committed beginners have started wearing skirts too  😀

    #96676

    Anonymous

    I wear the FC black 10 yd skirt for teaching, with leggings underneath… and tuck the skirt up in the front and back, with the sides a bit longer.Sometimes wear a 25 yd for advanced classes.

    #96677

    Anonymous

    🙂 Hi!! Yes, I teach with a 10yrd black skirt or a Padma, usually tucked so they can se my knees.  I feel the same way as the rest, I  feel incomplete without.  ;D

    #96678

    Anonymous

    I *wish* I could teach in a skirt. .. I keep trying, but every time it just gets in the way or the tucking falls out and then I feel like the re-tucking is distracting from my teaching…

    #96679

    Anonymous

    I'm a skirt person too 😉

    #96680

    Anonymous

    For beginners generally leggings n scarf or pants, so they can see what my feet/legs are doing.  In the other levels wear a skirt but usually end up tucking up….

    #96681

    Anonymous

    I find it important to get new students used to the visual and feel of choli and skirt.  I always teach in choli, leggings and skirt.  When they don't need to see my feet (drills), I untuck the skirt so they can see the full effect.  I tuck up when breaking down steps.  I can keep talking while doing this.  🙂Thinking back to my younger bellydance days, taking classes with Carolena, I remember the visual impact of seeing her wear the skirt and showing the legs/feet only when needed.  Since it was all new to me, I needed that "this is all a part of it" influence to inspire me.I really like the blend between clear break down visuals and respecting the idea that the skirt is part of the dance.

    #96682

    Anonymous

    What Sandi said, hear, hear! In fact I've never seen any of the FatChance ladies without a skirt and choli in all the many classes and workshops I've had with them in many venues over the years. As a result of their role-modeling, I, too, always wear a skirt and choli when I teach.

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