January 8th, 2007

socks and cat

belly and pole

Below is my kick-ass belly dancing teacher learning a new pole trick I taught her. The pillow underneath is to help her with the dismount, which requires that you slide down the pole upside down and land on your shoulders.

I have the best belly dancing teacher in Seattle. I know this because I've had other teachers, and while they were good, they didn't motive me and inspire me and teach me such complicated moves with ease as bellypriestess does. What amazes me is that she often comes in to teach me after I've been dancing 2 to 3 hours a day, 6 days a week, and don't feel like I could possibly do any more dancing or do anything other than just veg on the couch. Yet she somehow always manages to get a great performance out of me no matter how exhausted I think I am.