Dancing takes on many forms and it is rich in beauty and personal style. Dancing is an expression of one’s inner feelings externalized. An example of this expression comes from our early ancestors who used dance prior to going hunting. The dance built excitement and anticipation for the hunt. Each movement portrayed such things as the stalking of the prey and up to and including the final capture of the creature. Movements of the hunt were pre-recorded in the dancer’s imagination, almost like a pre-planned event.
Dancing is like a story put down on paper and then the story is read by many people all sharing a part of the story through their own emotions, experiences, and interests. We see the emotions of love, anger, desire, happiness, sadness, and a myriad of others form and fade on the dancer’s face and in the expressions of her/his body.
Steps to Help Create Your Story
Try to answer all of the questions before you begin to write your dance.
What kind of music excites you?
Jazz, renaissance, rock, alternative, country? Play that music and begin to write your dancing story. Is your music rhythmic, slow, pounding, frenzied and wild?
- How do you feel when you hear that music?
Write down all the emotions and feelings that are coming to you: happy, sad, romantic, sexual, nervous, cold, hot, brazen, shameless.
- Who will you be dancing for?
A Master, Mistress, friends, a secret lover? If you were a slave in a market, you might be dancing to win the eye of the many slave traders and private buyers, wanting to be chosen out of all the other dancers. See that person in your mind.
- What do you see while you are dancing?
The face of him or her that you love or perhaps a serene setting near the edge of a lake, or a cabin in the snow with a glowing fire that is keeping you warm, or maybe you are running through a jungle forest, a wild animal following swiftly behind you.
- What or who are you as you dance?
Are you a forest nymph, a mermaid under the sea, a prisoner of a handsome Master or of a beautiful Mistress, a lusty, hot kajira or kajirus? Of course, you are!
- Where are you dancing in your imagination? Where is your position in the room?
In a sand pit (Are your feet sinking into the Tahari, desert sand, is the sand hot or warm?) or are you in the center of the Tavern (The wood polished to a sheen, letting you spin as if gliding on ice.). Are you dancing in a ballroom, or a nightclub on stage, or in a dark forest in your mind?
- At what height level are you dancing?
Are you below a warrior’s or Mistress’s waist level, or crawling on the ground, standing, twirling around or in varied up and down movements?
- What items are you using to enhance your dance?
A scarf, a knotted cord, a chain, colored veils?
- How are you dressed?
In silk, loincloth, or bejeweled? What colors are your clothes? What is the material, if any? How does the cloth feel on your skin? Are you dancing naked with only adornments?
- What are your physical characteristics?
Are your cheeks flushed? Are you looking at the crowd with a piercing look, a soft look? Your hair, is it tangled and twisted, flowing or coiled? Is your skin pale, smooth, soft? And brothers, are your muscles rippled, bulging?
- For other embellishments, are your lips painted with lipstick?
There are 111 shades of lipstick on Gor, some are flavored. Can you taste them? Are your cheeks rouged? Is your skin shining with luxurious oil? Are you wearing perfume (What does it smell like?)? Are there sparkles in your hair? Are your fingernails and toenails painted?
Write down several words that describe your own body characteristics:
Here are some other descriptive words that may help you:
Hints for a More Interesting Dance
- Use colors for certain words (Example: lips painted in crimson). Consider using the word “crimson” in the color of red or use different colors for different paragraphs.
- Use a different av for your dance than you normally wear to add variety.
- At the end of your dance, include the words, "The End" or "La Kajira," so that your audience knows that you have completed your dance.
- Give your dance a name, so that others know what the theme of your dance is about.
What Trainers Will Look For
in a private message to the trainer.
- Name of your dance.
- Signs of emotions on your face or evidence of emotions displayed in your body movements.
- Color applied to a certain word or use of one or varying colors on your paragraphs.
- Use of a new av or type of av that reflects the theme of your dance (If you are not skilled in avs, do not worry. Use whatever av you normally use, since we all have different skills..
- Words spelled correctly. (Very important!)
- 1 dance is required for you to achieve Level 3. It must be done in the presence of a Free of the pleasure garden. Be sure that the dance is scripted for evaluation purposes and posted to the message board