Tribal Code

COMMITMENT
Be there for your dance sisters. Whether it’s making sure your cues are strong or getting to a gig on time, we all need to depend on one another.

COMMUNICATION
Ask questions and learn from the more experienced dancers and teachers. Also, don’t let things fester. Express yourself in a constructive, respectful way.

AWARENESS
Be aware of how your words or actions can affect others. What makes sense to you may be understood differently by someone else. Take considerations to think before you speak or act.

TEFLON
Don’t take things personally! There are too many unique individuals in this group to avoid minor misunderstandings. Let things slide off your ego – don’t let things stick!

HUMILITY
We all can benefit from going to Level 1 and Level 2 classes and working on technique. We can also benefit from allowing room for all our personalities to exist.

TRUST
This dance form is founded on trust, on and off the dance floor. Earn people’s trust and give yours as well.

RESPECT
Treat your fellow dancers with compassionate respect and be mindful of others’ talents and limitations. Respect the dance form for what it is rather than how you would change it.

SUPPORT
Come to the shows of your fellow dancers. Not only does it support the dancers, it is a great way to learn about performance!

JOY
Dance for the love of it! Enjoy yourself and the company of others.

Sandi Ball

Revised version, courtesy of Sandi of FatChanceBellyDance

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