I feel so lucky to be at the dance studio I’m currently studying at. The director, who is from Guatemala and a trained neuroscientist is an expert at flamenco and Latin social dances. The belly dance teacher who is half Latin@ and half Lebanese is currently getting her Masters in anthropology. They also have a Indian classical dance teacher who’s been studying bharatanatyam since she was 3, another Latin ballroom teacher, etc. etc.
ON TOP OF THAT I’ve been accepted into the semi-pro belly dance group, and the director is hiring me to make costumes for her children’s classes as well as possibly working on her new website. Even better, she’s also hiring me to make cholis, salwars, and duppata for a Bollywood-Indian classical dance-belly dance fusion piece we’re working on.
I feel like the luckiest dancer in the world right now.
eta: And so many of us are fluent or at least conversational is Spanish!!