My hubby has always encouraged me to take bellydance even before I actually started. He comes to the few shows I am in and always asks about class. He encourages me to practice (especially zills, but he is a musician...) and won't let me try to justify little dance purchases either. He also unfortunately likes to show off my first recital video (how embarrassing...) He supports my dancing 110%!
So yes there are supportive significant others out there, even boys!
Pfft. I'm single as they come. And I kinda prefer it that way, lol.
My last boyfriend thought my interest in bellydance was "cool," and I'm sure if I'd had any shows, he'd have come, but I don't dance to perform. The ex before him didn't want me to learn how to bellydance. Then again, he was a crazy controlling abusive a-s who didn't even want me to open the windowblinds, let alone go to dance classes!
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I have been with my man for about 9 months now...and he supports my Bellydace...and he has become our Photographer....lol..he says it is a very hard job..taking pics of beautiful woman...lol..
I think what helped for me is I was already involved with it when we met, so he knew it was a part of my life...and his mother(who is in her 70's) has been dancing hula for over 30 years...so he was already use to the dancers life...lol.
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My hubby enjoys bellydancing performances, especially when it's me or my niece performing. He's very supportive -- even went to the fabric store with me on Sat. to look for ingredients for my new costume! He doesn't have the endurance for performances or costume design that my niece and I do, but both he and I are finding that the more we learn about bellydance, the longer we can watch it. When we first started, it kind of all looked the same, but now we see the subtleties more.
When I want to go to a bellydance festival, usually I go for a whole day or afternoon, and my husband has some alone time for drawing or hiking, then joins me near the end for an hour or two. Works out great!
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I just started so my husband has not had the opportunity to watch me yet. We have been married for just over 2 years, together for 5 years. He has been gone working in another state for most of the marriage so it has been very difficult.
The b-dancing really is for me. I'm sure he will enjoy it as he appreciates the woman's body and thinks women are lovely in all their sizes and shapes.
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We celebrated 20 years this summer while hubby was in the hospital. He will ocassionally pop in if he knows when I'm dancing, but he'd much rather watch sword-fighting or argue about history with the boys.
I SWEAR the more I dance, the more I realize it really IS for women. Men watch for a few minutes and get bored. (For the most part -- I know there are the exceptions to the rule, and we LOVE those dance fans!)
Married for nearly 14 years. He occasionally goes to a show, but often he is working and can't make it. He does like the way I look in costume! Also, when my first choreography debuted, he ditched work to come watch.
Every couple needs time together (we have date night every week) and they need time apart (I dance, he fishes). Like PUMPKINPHD mentioned - you have to support each other.
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I've been married for 12 years, and my husband and I have been a couple for 20 years now. He usually likes to go to my recitals, though not necessarily to belly dance events in general. In general, he supports my dancing.
I love Belly Dancing and I love my Belly Dance friends but hardly any of them are in a commited realationship and I'm not quite sure why. Whos in a commited realationship right now? Does your man go to your shows?
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