I was once told that a "REAL" dancer doesn't use anything to "hold" the sword on her head -- like wax, rubber cement, etc.
Well, I subbed at a cafe once, and I was dancing not too far from the kitchen and it was HOT! I was soaked with sweat. Somehow, that managed to get my head/hair wet, and dang if my sword (which always stayed firmly planted on my head) slipped off and just about clipped a young girl in the arm.
I was mortified and decided from that moment on, I would NEVER dance around people without SOME kind of protection for slippage on my sword. You can't control the environment in a restaurant like you can for a stage show. I use a thin layer of rubber cement on the balance point. Then you can always surreptitiously wipe it off before you sheath the sword, so if anybody looks at it, they don't see the cement.
So I guess I'm not a REAL dancer (lol) but I'm determined to never accidentally amputate an audience member!
I like it. VERY simple and fun to dance with. Great moves that look complicated but allow you to dance with your sword! Its not cheap though... Called Sword Stylization with Belladonna (my spelling sucks)
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