I was assigned Dancer as my subject for my environmental portrait and I chose to do my photo on a belly dancer. I have always found them to be exotic and very confident in their bodies. This is something that is very important for many young women to have.
I found Tina, the dancer online and I sat in on her class to see how she teaches and moves. There were a variety of women there ranging from 20's - 50's and everyone had a different body shape.
What was amazing was by the end of class the walls of self-consciousness were stripped and everyone was moving their hips and dancing. What a great way to get people to come out of their shells.