You’ve been dancing since you were a little girl. What is it about dance that has inspired you to be so dedicated to it and what advice can you give to someone who wants to dance because they love to dance but may not be “comfortable” in how they dance.
The reason I love belly dance so much is because it’s not about how you look but about how you feel. There have been many times I am feeling down and I am either about to teach a class and after, I feel this sense of relief. My sadness goes away or whatever may have stressed me goes out the window. It’s something I’ve had for so many years in my life that I didn’t realize it. So when I teach now I always tell my students it’s about how you feel, because if you feel good you will look good.
I love what you do for animals through Mayte’s rescue. I see the joy in your pictures and post in both you and the beautiful animals rescued. What is the best part for you in animal rescue and what are some of the challenges?
The best part is seeing a dog on the street, hungry, fearful and with no home to them in my care, receiving all the things they have never been given and then of course saying goodbye to them and giving them to a family that is dedicated to give this dog an incredible amount of love. The challenges of course is not wanting to keep them all because I almost want to keep every dog I rescue 🙂 .
How do you find courage? I’m having difficulty in finding the strength to do what I want to do. Instead I feel like I only do what everyone one else tells me to do, But it never seems to be enough, for me, or them.
It’s something I learned early on, dancing and seeing the results of what hard work did for me. I learned early the idea of doing something that you may fear and it not turning out so bad. I remember I used to say and still do, the “what is the worse they can say? NO?” That’s nothing to me now. No means no for now not forever. Like life things change and that no right now may turn into a big yes with time.
Hope this answers your questions