Belly Dance Christmas
Fun & Frolic
"You know you're a belly dancer at Christmas when..." you can smile and laugh at these observations on the belly dance lifestyle, even in the midst of the holiday season!
You Know You're a Belly Dancer at Christmas When...
You know you're a belly dancer at Christmas when you’d rather rehearse or perform on Black Friday than shop.
You know you're a belly dancer at Christmas when you stock up on Christmas beads, jingly bells, and other baubles at the craft store to use in upcoming costume projects.
You know you're a belly dancer at Christmas when you drape your belly dance jewelry on the Christmas tree as decoration.
You know you're a belly dancer at Christmas when you find yourself trying to decide whether to stuff a costume into your luggage for your upcoming Christmas holiday travel "just in case" you have an excuse to use it while there!
You know you're a belly dancer when you offer to dress up as a shepherdess and lead a debke line at your church's Christmas pagaent.
You know you're a belly dancer at Christmas when you hang your freshly-polished finger cymbals on the Christmas tree as ornaments.
You know you're a belly dancer when you decorate your gingerbread woman cookies to look like they're wearing belly dance costumes.
You know you're a belly dancer when you procrastinate on Christmas shopping in order to finish a new costume for your New Year's show. (After all, it wouldn't do to wear one of the ones you already have...)
You know you're a belly dancer at Christmas when the centerpiece for your Christmas dinner table is a shamadan blazing with 13 candles!
You know you're a belly dancer at Christmas when you think about belly dancing ALL THE TIME, even on Christmas day itself! Ho ho ho!
You know you're a belly dancer when you shop the after-Christmas sales for holiday craft supplies, fabric, and party clothes looking for stuff you can convert into belly dance costumes.
PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by William Maclean Smith, Iowa City, Iowa. Taken in Santa Clara, California at the Troupe Wasila Christmas party.
Belly Dance Joys
Belly dance joys: Receiving a handcrafted ornament of a belly dancer to put on your Christmas tree.
Belly dance joys: Making handcrafted earrings that go with your dance friends' costumes to give them as Christmas presents.
Belly Dance Problems
Belly dance problems: when the Christmas tree eats up the space where you're accustomed to practicing.
Belly dance problems: increased aches and pains when you take a break from dancing for the holidays.
Belly dance problems: figuring out what to do with the unfortunate jewelry you got for Christmas from well-intentioned people who mistakenly thought it would go with your belly dance "look".
PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Evelyn M. Elliot, Strawberry Point, Iowa. Taken in Santa Clara, California at the Troupe Wasila Christmas party.
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