Anyway, to help you learn at least a little about us I came up with a plan. Instead of me just warbling on and on and boring you all to tears in the process, we're going to do this in a slightly different way. This morning I e-mailed Sarah a list of 8 questions - some serious, some less so. She's been very obedient and has now e-mailed me back her answers, so you can find out all about her straight from the horse's mouth. Read on as ...
How did you first get into belly dancing?
Around 5 years ago I came across an adult learning courses booklet for a local college, There were various courses being offered and I fancied doing one of the dance courses. Not wanting to go on my own I showed my Mum to see if she fancied coming along to one of the courses. At the same time there was a belly dance course and a salsa course. We eventually, with more enthusiasm from my Mum, chose the belly dancing course. I don't know what I expected but I loved what I got!!! I haven't looked back since.
If you could take a class with anyone you haven't already learned from, who would it be and why?
There are two teachers I would love to take a class with. The first is Dulcinea from Gypsy Caravan! I love watching her dance, she is so happy and is such a beautiful dancer. The second teacher is Jill Parker. I nearly got the chance to take her class in San Francisco last summer but was ill and didn't make it to the class. I love her style of dancing.
Three words to describe how you feel when you dance?
Joyful, connected, excited.
Who or what has had the greatest impact on your dancing and why?
The teacher of the first tribal workshop I ever took, Deirdre Macdonald! In just 1 hour I knew that tribal was going to be my thing!
What's your top costuming tip?
Don't skimp on fabric!The bigger the skirt/pantaloons the better!Always make sure they are long enough too!
List five things that can always be found in your dance bag.
Zils, notebook, pen, water bottle and pain killers (I take them everywhere!)
Tell us something, anything, we don't already know about you.
http://www.thegingerbreadbunny.blogspot.com/ where I blog about my crafty exploits.
Go Sarah! I can thoroughly recommend her blog to any of you who are interested in any type of crafting!
Now if you've been counting you will have noticed that I said I'd asked her 8 questions - but there are only 7 answers. That's because she claimed there was one that she just couldn't answer. I had really thought that she would fire out an answer straight away and I was totally sure that I knew what her response would be! It just goes to show that however well you think you know your dance partner (or daughter!) they can still surprise you by being unpredictable. So just watch out for the Turkish Drops when I'm leading our next bit of improv, Sarah!