Sarah Swirled Belly Dance is a small business specialising in Egyptian belly dance based in Preston, Lancashire. She offers beginners crash courses, weekly dance classes in Preston, private tuition, birthday parties for adults and children, workshops for schools and community groups, and educational talks for W.I. and societies.
A few weeks ago I was approached by Samantha, a diploma student working on a project. She wanted to do a film about belly dance and the misconceptions people have towards it. Since then, we have been in touch discussing what she wanted to do in this film, and last night we actually did the filming.
In what was rather blistery weather I was filmed driving into the car park and parking up. Walking to m venue, and through the door. And then the fun began.
Myself and student Emma were interviewed and afterwards I taught my beginners class as usual, just with recording going on. I wanted Samantha's film to be really visual and colourful so we used veils.
After the class, Emma and I then performed our Shamadan choreography both in class gear, and then in costume.
It was great fun and I hope that the editing goes smoothly. And as a total surprise look what I got!! Great times.