Japanese Anime Festival “Kumafes” Hip Hop Dance

Kumafes Report, Part 6

The next performance was a Hip Hop dance by HIGOm@tic.   They were very skillful dancers.    I know how hard it is to memorize  dance moves and move quickly to the rhythm of Hip Hop music.    But I’m sorry to say that the supporter’s  weird dance attracted my attention.   I ‘m used to seeing  Hip Hop instructors dance at the fitness club.     For me, dancing by myself is more fun than watching Hip Hop dances.   In fact, I went to the fitness club and did a Hip Hop  workout today.   Middle-aged ladies are dancing vigorously in the day time!

Almost Tuition-Free Belly Dance Class

I wrote about the tuition-free cooking class the other day.  I also take a belly dance lesson at the community center.   It is a eight-part series in Oct. and Nov.  The tuition is 2000 yen.  It isn’t  for one lesson.  It is for all eight lessons.  How nice!

The instructor is Caravan Nami.   Actually I’ve taken her class at another place since April.  Though I can’t attend it very often, I feel the difference in my body.   I think it’s important to continue.   I hope I will keep on dancing as long as possible.   The purpose is to have a supple body rather than to improve my dance.   The older we get, the more inflexible our body is.   I want to prevent my body from being anatomically inflexible.   Thinking of my age, I’m careful not to strain my lower back while dancing. lol

When I met her for the first time,  her figure and dance were very impressive.

She is a beautiful woman with long black hair.  In addition she is gentle with full of womanly charm.   I was attracted by her elegant movements being attentive to the tip of her nail.  I decided to take her lesson right away.

She seems to be a member of Caravan Carnival Oriental Dance, which promotes belly dance around Kyushu in Japan.   The dance recital was held in August.   Kaori, the head of the CCOD danced too.  She is petite, but looked big on stage.  All students danced well and their costumes were beautiful.   To my surprise, one of the students was pregnant ( in the middle of the picture.)  She had a strong presence.  I hear she gave birth in September.

I was encouraged to go on stage at the recital,  but I refused.   I don’t want to show my belly (>_<)