Here’s a question I’d like to ask fellow dancers. How do you prepare for a show if you know children will be present.
I did a show sometime back and was not informed that children would be present. I had my usual outfit on. But when I went there, I felt awkward and wished i had worn something a little more conservative. Bellydance is a beautiful artform. And children are probably the most enthusiastic supporters. But i do feel naked around them at times and wonder if other dancers feel the same way I do. I still feel that i should be a little more covered around children especially if there is not going to be a big enough distance between me and the children.
As performers we have to battle different kinds of audiences. And children are one of the categories. I usually do funny things when children are at my show. They love miming and balancing acts. Most kids would come forward and try to balance the sword or the cane and they can be really fast learners. But i would probably be a little careful with my dressing if i know kids would be there.
Children are my favorite. They give you so much motivation when you dance around them. Michael Jackson once said that if children like what you do, then you are probably doing what you do really well. I usually look out for children. If they are glued to what I am doing…I have passed with flying colors.