However one question really surprised me: "Is this for Tribal dancers too?"
Heck, YES !
Tribal dancers need stagecraft skills! Everyone who steps onto a stage needs to understand the key issues that make a dancer a performer. They need to have the technical skills, they need to have the mind of a performer, they need to look like a belly dancer, they need to match their dancing to their music and pick music that suits their audience/venue and they need to promote themselves to the wider world.
Personally, I love to see a dancer of any style, who has thoughtfully put together a performance for my entertainment. I want to know that they care enough about me (as an audience member), to have connected their music, dance skills and costume to create a cohesive look.
Relaxed, happy and confident performers are more enjoyable to watch - and that is our main aim in writing this book. We want to give everyone the tools they need to be the very best performer that they can be.
You can dance any style of belly dance - Glam, Fusion or Ethnographic - and stagecraft skills will elevate your performance. Stage Stars come in all shapes, sizes, sexes and styles of belly dance, but they all shine under the spot light. Consider stagecraft as an essential element in elevating your performances!
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Sara Shrapnell is a belly dance writer, teacher and performer.
She has taught more than 4,000 belly dance classes, both in the UK and US. She now teaches in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore in the SF bay area, as well as workshops world wide. Her classes are known for their humor, detailed breakdowns and cultural context. Students who have studied with Sara have gone on to teach and perform in all styles of belly dance and many have made their living through performance or teaching.
Sara’s first book “Teaching Belly Dance” is available on Amazon. Her second "Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage", co- written with Dawn Devine, Alisha Westerfeld and Poppy Maya, is available in 2016 .