I think Facebook is on to that "trick." You might want to use your real first name and Dancer second. A lot of other people get away with that.I requested you
Nice that you put in Dancer for a last name- I tried BellyDancer and they wouldn't take it I should've been more clever! I just ended up making up a last name.
These are good tips. One more I would add: when you're sending a friend invitation to someone you don't know very well (such as a famous dancer you've never met), use the "add personal message" feature to say something that will help the other person feel some sort of connection to you. For example, "I really enjoyed your performances on the IAMED Fifth Awards of Belly Dance video..." or "I took a workshop you taught in Chicago in 2008 and really enjoyed it!" This will increase the chances of the other person accepting your invitation.Tips on expanding your friend list for facebook noobs: