Friday, October 26, 2007

What are your goals?

Now that my wedding is over (yay! I'm Mrs. Daniela now!), I have a lot more free time on my hands. Well, maybe not a LOT, but definitely more. Anyway, I put many of my dance goals on the back burner as the wedding got closer and closer, and now I'd like to re-focus my energy on dance 100%. I have a few goals I'd like to accomplish over the next few months. Here's what I'm thinking:

  • Go to more workshops. I was on my honeymoon during Rakkasah East, so I missed out on some great opportunities there (not that I'm complaining, because I was on my honeymoon...). I'd like to aim for one workshop a month, but I know budget and time restraints will be an issue, so I'd be happy with one every two months.
  • Put together a sword workshop. This is something that many of my students have expressed interest in - I'd like to do a two-day sword workshop, spread over two weeks' time. I think that this will be great for all students who have a good handle on the basic isolations, and want to add a prop to their performance repertoire
  • Buy a new costume!! Ok, this might not seem like a legitimate goal to some, but I have not bought a new costume in months - I didn't want to spend the money so close to the wedding! But now I'm due!! So, I'm on the hunt for a new sparkly.....
  • Choreograph show dances. It's that time of year again. Time to start getting ready for the annual student showcase. Planning on my end begins way before the actual show - before anyone can start learning their dances, I need to choreograph them!
  • Blog more. I know, I know. I always say I'm going to do this. But now that the wedding is over, I really mean it this time!

So...what are your bellydance goals?


Natalia said...

I think buying a new costume is a totally legitimate goal. :)

Anonymous said...

Funny you mention it... while you were away, i was thinking just the same...What are my bellydance goals this year?

So here it goes... My Bellydance goals for now and 2008:
I want to become a more seasoned dancer. I want to focus more on technique and grace. I would also like to take a stab at performing with props... such as zills, wings and a sword.

To help me get there I plan to:

Pick up 1 or 2 more classes a week. I will go back to beginner to help strengthen my technique.

I also thought taking workshops atleast 3-4 times a year.

Go see more shows. Atleast 1-2 times a month.

Read!!! Familiarize myself with the history of bellydance and all the different styles.

And lastly practice. I will go home and practice Drills and Isolations.

Lucy said...

Congratulations on being a new Mrs.! I will be Mrs. Matt in just six short weeks. :)

kara :) said...

Although, I can not take any more than the 5-6 classes I take a week, I feel I have much more to accomplish in my dancing technique. While thinking of my goals, I realized how much they have changed especially since the Student Showcase last April…So here it goes…

My current goals are to…continue to work on my performance anxiety & building confidence (it has got a lot better from a summer workshop & a recent performance)
…dedicate more time to Zilling
…not just going through a routine to go through a routine but dissecting and distinguishing each move
…pay attention to the basics-arms, hands, finger placements & movements, hip drops, shimmies, foot placements, etc….As the saying goes “A house is only as good as the foundation it is built on” (or something like that)

Anonymous said...

very well put, Kara!!!

Suney said...

I have been thinking about my belly dance goals for a while. Since I have started law school I have only focused myself in school when in fact I know that I love bellydance so much and that I don't want to give it up.

So....I plan on starting with the Sunday class although I miss Tuesday's class. I will also try to take as much of the workshops offered. I am interested in taking workshops for zills, sword and isis wings. I think those workshops would be a great introduction of props for us.

Also, I would love the to do a show, of course when the opportunity arises and if my schedule allows it. Once the semester is over I hope on taking as many classes as I can. A minimum of 3! I said "Hope." But that may be for a short period of time b/c my schedule will be the same for next semester :(