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Belly Dancing Weatherman - Expect A Nice Shimmy In Today's Forecast

Today I witnessed, yet again, an attempt to make belly dance the butt of a joke of some morning news show.... and I am pleased to be WRONG - sort of.

 

 

The GOOD:
He sought out a belly dance instructor.  He did NOT act like "Thong Man," and he did have a simple and entertaining presentation.

The BAD:
The video clip did not stay with the professional belly dancer.  The camera man & show producer thought it was more interesting for the audience to try to cut in to specific body parts.  Just show the dance, it's enough.

The UGLY:
The female morning show anchor.  Dear Lord Woman: perhaps you missed this bit in Broadcast Journalism 101 - If you are wearing a mic DON'T YELL!!!  And please, don't try to knock belly dance... your attempts to be funny with him "showing a lot of skin," blah blah only made this viewer roll her eyes.  (I dare say, I'm not alone)

All in all - a fun piece, and refreshing that it was a nice attempt at the art of oriental dance.  Now, if I could just get the dancer Katy on the phone --- I wanna know the real, "Behind The Scenes."  Maybe from her time with Frank, she has a great Diva story to share