More than any other dance teachers we've seen, Belly dance teachers take great pains to ensure that their pupils feel comfortable.
For example, the spraying of the room with rose water mentioned earlier is such a simple gesture, but one that is always very much appreciated by the students.
The pupils feel very 'looked after'.
Of course, you would hope that every dance teacher take so much trouble to put their class at ease but this just isn't true.
So the fact that we have come across a much higher proportion of these caring teachers in Egyptian dance is encouraging.
One thing that we've encountered is that Belly dance teachers seem to be very inspiring to their pupils.
For a start, they will usually wear full Egyptian dance costumes.
If you go to a ballet class for beginners, you won't find the teacher wearing a tutu and full stage make-up!
But Belly dance teachers do look the part and take great trouble with the image they present.
This is instantly engaging to the pupils and has a very positive effect on the class.
The teacher will have your attention from the moment they walk into the room.
In full regalia with chiming, tinkling jewelry making these beautiful movements come alive - you won't be able to take your eyes off her.
And of course it won't matter a bit whether she's young, old, big, small, tall or short.
This is a dance for women. All women.
Regardless of shape or size, your teacher will easily include everybody into her feminine, inspirational class.
You'll see a massive variation of clothing, ages, dancing ability, size, shape and weight in one of these classes – all woman are welcome.
And that's the very best thing about these lessons.
Since it is all women – and a beautiful mix of all types of women – there is very little potential embarrassment factor.
This dance form seems to attract women who take a totally non-competitive attitude to their dancing. Such a relief.
These are the dance classes where the atmosphere is safe, warm, comfortable, secure.
A haven where you can celebrate your curves, body, allure and femininity.
In fact, you'll be concentrating on these elements of your class so much, you probably won't notice just what a gentle yet effective workout this dance is.
The fact that it's good exercise is a bonus - it's the uplifting mood and the rush of good feeling where these classes really win people over.
If you feel shy about your body, about dancing or about any type of exercising in public, a Belly dance class could be just the confidence boost you're after.
To sum up, Belly dance teachers are some of the most inspirational, caring teachers we've come across and Belly dance pupils are some of the most relaxed and happy pupils we've ever seen.
Now, finally, follow the link to get dancing...