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Topic: BELLY DANCE SWAP Sign ups 11/1--11/6 (only 6 days!) Send by 12/5  (Read 1186 times)
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Flareon
« on: November 01, 2005 01:26:08 PM »

Hi all, it's that time we'd been waiting for:  The OFFICIAL BELLY DANCE SWAP 

Here is the original idea thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49989.0

Swap name: Belly Dance Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Flareon
Sign-up date range: 11-1-05 through 11-6-05
Date to send item by: 12-5-05

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap: Okay folks, let's keep this one simple and fun, shall we?  We each craft for our partners one large item or several smaller items that involve belly dancing.  The philosophy behind this swap is COMMUNICATION.  Talk with your partner to see what kind of things would be appreciated.  If someone who's really into the dance form wants authentic-looking belly dance jewelry that's great, but if someone who's just into the stereotype wants a I Dream of Jeanie theme t-shirt, that's totally cool too.  I will try to match those together who are compatible.  Remember, we can take this as broadly as we like; belly dance is a diverse artform, so feel free to work with your own interpretations. 

Here are some links for those who might be interests in educating themselves a bit about the dance:
History, culture, lots of text: http://www.shira.net/
A beautiful and successful bellydancer: http://www.orientaldancer.net/
Lots of bellydance clips, choose those with the *: http://www.amulya.info/bellydancing/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=160&Itemid=80
An icon of Tribal Fusion style: http://www.rachelbrice.com/

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Belly Dance Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Likes (color, fabric, etc):
Dislikes/Allergies:
Specific style of interest if any:
Skills:
Things you may like to receive:

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2005 01:46:35 PM »

I would love to do this swap but i dont know the first thing about bellydancing
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2005 02:20:51 PM »

i'll have to pass.... too much craft fair organizing in my future...
but i'll lurk and maybe do a round II if you have one.
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Flareon
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2005 05:54:53 PM »

I would love to do this swap but i dont know the first thing about bellydancing

That's okay, just think about it this way.  The way you can approach BD can be how you might approach rock and roll.  It's a type of popular music, and you don't have to play the electric guitar to appreciate it, right?  You don't have to be a belly dancer to appreciate the dance.  Do you like Egyptian culture?  Middle Eastern music (Sting did Desert Rose with Cheb Mami that was popular for a while)?  Long flowy circle skirts, gypsies, bindies, sequins, shiny costumes, and celebrating your womanhood?  Then you could probably get really into it. 

Basically belly dance began a long time ago in the Middle East and parts of Northern Africa as a fertility dance to aid in child birth, as well as a dance by women FOR women, not for men to ogle at (THAT happened way after, when bely dance reached the west).  Check out the first link in the first post, you can learn more about the history.  There are dance clips too. 



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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2005 05:12:37 AM »

hmm that sounds fun but im not sure i can handle anything else right now. So many swaps Embarrassed
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2005 07:59:51 AM »

Oh what fun - I use to dance years before - will be watching <G>
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2005 11:22:36 PM »

I think I shall lurk some. I am too devoted to my current swaps right now, I want to give them my full attention! Plus I have too much belly to belly dance, lol. But I will be keeping an eye out for this gallery, it could be pretty interesting!
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pearsonchick
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2005 11:01:12 PM »

Ohh I really want to do this one.... But so little time....but such a good swap....but...AHHHH!


C_Rae...you can never have too much belly to belly dance! Smiley


Edit: Oops I didnt realize the signups had closed....Poop. Well maybe next time then! I'll be lurking around the gallery for sure!
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