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HIRING & BOOKING

Hire Zahara for your next event!

Now booking for 2014

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Belly Dance Lessons 2014

Belly Dance Lessons

Study Belly Dance with Zahara

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Ariellah Returns – April 2015!

Ariellah Returns to Cincinnati!

April 18 & 19, 2015

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Birthday Wisdom

I recently celebrated a birthday and took some time to reflect on what I’ve learned since I first began belly dancing.  Here are some bits of “belly wisdom”. 1.  Keep Learning – Be a lifelong student of the dance and revisit the “beginner mind” by taking workshops, studying with new teachers and doing research.  Take […]

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Your Unique Path

I was watching The Help Desk on OWN this weekend, and Cheryl Strayed (best-selling author of Wild) made a comment that summed up a concept I’ve been trying to share with my students over the years.  She described it perfectly by saying: “Don’t just look at their outcomes… look at their paths.” Her point was […]

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HIRING & BOOKING

HIRING & BOOKING

Hire Zahara for your next event!  Performances come in a variety of time lengths (starting with 10-minute “Belly Grams”) and can be customized to suit your needs (sorry, no bachelor parties!).  Additional dancers are available upon request, depending on scheduling and budget/show requirements.  Call (513) 515-9695 or send an email to ZaharasTangledWeb at yahoo.com! Performances […]

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Post-Show Decompression

Producing a show requires hours of preparation and rehearsing, in addition to taking financial risks and doing everything in your power to make sure the performance is amazing.  Larger shows can take months or an entire year to pull together, and often mean taking on additional stress.  When it’s all over, even when I feel […]

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Kami Liddle Weekend RAQ’D!

Over the weekend, we hosted the amazing Kami Liddle here in Cincinnati.  There were 8 hours of workshops, and we wrapped up Saturday with our “Elegant Creature Feature” and performances by many of our area’s best belly dancers.  Kami’s performance was fluid and elegant, with controlled snaps and pops highlighting the accents in her beautiful […]

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10 Tips for Balancing Belly Dance & Life

Like many artists, I have experienced the duality of “art life” versus “home life”.  Many of us juggle day jobs, children, spouses/partners, aging parents, and home responsibilities, too.  Belly dancing has been a constant in my life for many years, and has provided welcome stress-relief and emotional support during a divorce, remarriage, switching homes, having […]

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Ahhhhh, Autumn… 3 Things to Let Fall Away

The first day of autumn is upon us!  It’s a time when nature prepares to shed her summer splendor.  Creatures focus efforts on clearing away their nests and gather food in preparation of winter’s lean times.  Leaves change color and fall away, making room for new growth.  Now is the time to follow Mother Nature’s […]

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8 Belly Dance Performance “Prep-Steps”

Congratulations on your upcoming belly dance performance!  Nearly all of us begin doing unpaid performances in public during student recitals and local halfas, which are more casual in nature and have a nominal admission fee.  Then, we progress to paid performances for the general public.  If this is your first paid performance, you may want […]

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5 Big “C’s” of Successful Belly Dancers

While many belly dancers would point to “costuming” and “choreography” as the only two “C’s” that matter in belly dancing, I would like to offer the following five.  Whether you’re a student, teacher, hobbyist, performer or organizer, you should keep these topics in mind when going about your belly dance lives. 1.  Creativity – Being […]

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10 Blessings for Belly Dancers

September 11th has become a day of reflection for many of us.  Whether belly dancing occupies a large or small part of your life, here are ten blessings of the dance. 1.  Your Body What I love about belly dancing is that it is beautiful to watch, whether the dancer is old or young… short […]

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