Skinnywench of ‘A Word in Your Ear’, has asked us to post a photo showing dancing. This one was taken at a fancy dress party on a Nile River cruise, and I had a lot of fun that evening, dressed as a Belly Dancer. The real belly dancer spotted me on the sidelines of the dance floor, and beckoned me to join her. I hadn’t a clue what to do, but just tried to follow her steps and movements.
After a few minutes, she let go of my hand, and I was on my own. At times like these, one just has to go with the flow; don’t you agree? So I carried on and did my thing, and even though I’m quite a shy person, well sort of, 😉 it wasn’t too scary being in the spotlight, and the other passengers were very appreciative. The outfit did help a lot, and I felt like the real deal, with all those fringes swaying around. 😀
Here’s one dancer I wouldn’t even consider trying to emulate. This ‘Whirling Dervish’, made me dizzy just watching him perform. His frenzied, ecstatic dance, accompanied by weird howling utterances, was quite sight to behold. In the photo, he looks like he’s not moving, but I can assure you that he was twirling around very fast indeed. The dance is called the Sema, and has been performed for over 700 years by the Sufi, which is a rather mystic order of Islam. If you would like to read more about it, click here.
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You look gorgeous Sylvia. Your hula hoop experience would have stood you in good stead 🙂
Thanks so much, Madhu. Yes, I think you’re right about the hula hooping. 🙂
Cheers not only for your courage to do this in public, but then to publish it as well.
Yes, Frank; I’m very brave. 😀
What fun! You look great in harem pants!
Thanks, Naomi. 🙂
Great photos. BTW, when You made that Nile River cruise? I mean that we were on one in November 2011.
Thanks so much. Our Nile cruise was quite a few years ago. Did you enjoy yours, and did you belly dance? 😀
They are great performers , beautiful post my friend 🙂
Thanks Jake. I’m the one in blue. 😄
You looked great! It’s a wonder they didn’t offer you a job … 🙂
Thanks, Col. 🙂 There’s more to belly dancing than just looking great. 😀
Like rotating the abdomen? You can do that. You have to, to do hula hoops.
Yes, you’re right…..as usual. 🙂
Isn’t it a sickening habit I have? 🙂
Very impressive! You look fabulous too:-)
Thanks so much, Cocoa. 🙂
Brave girl you are indeed. You look fabulous!
Thanks so much, Dinxie Doll. 🙂 xx
I am sure you would made an excellent professional belly dancer. You must have the rythm (with playing the piano) and you definitely have the figure! Beautiful pics!
Thanks so much. Zirkie. 🙂
You certainly had great fun AD 😀
Looks like it. 🙂
You were so brave, well done it’s all about enjoying yourself… 🙂
“No Fear.” That’s me. Sometimes a gal’s just gotta do what she has to do. 😆
You get much more fun from life if you “just do it” don’t you?
Absolutely agree with you, Pommepal. 🙂
Belly dancing is such great exercise!
Yes it is, and I did classes at our gym, a few years later. 🙂
you look fabulous ad, but glad you did not try the whirling dervish spin!
Thanks, Christine. I don’t know how those dervishes don’t get dizzy and fall over. 😀
My goodness you look like a professional dancer. I’m very impressed —- Much clapping from me over here 😛
I hope to see someone doing a ‘Whirling Dervish’ dance. It must be a thrilling experience. Where did you see it?
Thanks for your applause, Rosie. 🙂 The whirling dervish was also at the same party.
Love that you just went with the flow 🙂 You are a natural!!
Thanks, Anne. 🙂
You look like you’re really good at it, can we hire you for entertainment? 😉
Sure you can, but I don’t come cheap, 😀
Quite a party! Looks like a lot of fun Sylvia! Was this the same cruise where you mummified your son? 🙂
Thanks, Adrian. Yes it was. You have a good memory. 🙂
I admire your courage Sylvia. You look fabulous! 🙂
Thanks, LuAnn. 🙂
LOVE THE WHIRLING Dervish!!! I love the costumes too!!! You guys know how to have a good time down there! I’m going to have to get famous and visit!
Thanks, Jasmine. What are you going to become famous for? 😕
my warm smile!!! Or maybe a sex tape that seems to work out LOL!!!
You go girl! 😄
LOL Is it a sex tape when your famous and PORN when your not?
May be better to qualify first before I take on the endeavor…
Cool dance pics AD 😉
The Dervishes we saw was clad only in white with their little fezzes. Of course, I fell asleep during their thrilling performance…
They were probably the real deal, and not just performers. How could you fall asleep? Did they hypnotise you? 🙂
Something like that 😉
Just by looking at the first pic, I couldn’t guess who was the professional belly dancer! Awesome.
Thanks so much. 🙂
So sexy hehehehee…
“I’m quite a shy person, well sort of, ” now this I can’t believe.. a worldly traveler like you could never be considered shy… love this post…
Thanks, bdt. I guess you’re right. 😀
You look like a star ad 🙂
Thanks, Hopestar. 🙂 Hugs.
I see you got the swing of things.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Hahaha…..good one, Francine. 🙂
You look most convincing in the photos
I did belly dancing for fun and suppleness as a youngster
I thought so too. I was quite surprised at myself. 😀
You never cease to amaze me! And hubby…. was he cheering you on, too?
Hubby always cheers me on, whatever I get up to. 🙂
Who’s the belly dancer and who’s the wannabe one? It’s hard to tell. Really. 🙂
Thanks, Imelda. I did my best; couldn’t let the side down. 🙂
Perfect dancing photos! When were you in Egypt?
Thanks, Cathy. Our visit to Egypt was In the late ’90’s.
Thanks. Gemma. 🙂
What fabulous pics – you look sensational! 😀
Thanks, Dianne. 🙂
Looks like you did pretty well and having fun.
Glad you think so. 🙂 It was a lot of fun.
What fun! You shy types are the worst.
Hahaha. Good comment, Jo. 🙂
I would be cheering your performance if I was there! 😀
Thanks, Phil. I would expect you to. 😛
You look beautiful ! I’d love to try a costume like that 🙂
Thanks, Gilly. It was fun. 🙂
Look at you …. great moves! *smile and what a great figure. *smile
Thanks so much, Viveka. 🙂
You were born to belly dance, AD! Gorgeous photos 😀
Thanks so much, Marion. 🙂
This could be very interesting, I’ll come back later to see your detailed post – I want you happy Women’s Day, 8 March
Thanks so much, Maxima. 🙂
Looks like you had an awesome time 🙂
Yes, I did. 🙂