I know a lot of people don't mention to their regular day-job coworkers that they are bellydancers, just to avoid the whole stigma factor.
Yesterday I arrived at the bellydance class I teach with khakis on because I'd been working at the Wildlife Clinic earlier. My students teased me like the dickens! "Ooooh, Alyssum's being SO pro-FESH-ional" I blushed! and goodnaturedly excused myself to change into dance clothes to be the Alyssum they were familiar with.
Lest you get the wrong idea, yeah, I spend most of my life in professional school....but....well....
(why is it posting sideways??)