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Belly Dance Lessons 2017

Belly Dance Lessons 2017

The new 2017 class schedule is listed under the tab above.  Why not give the gift of belly dance classes to a friend or family member?  Or… yourself?!  Emailed gift certificates are available by sending an email to ZaharasTangledWeb at gmail.com and specifying how many lessons you’d like to purchase.  Gift certificates are good for […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year!  May 2015 be the best year yet! Stay tuned for class updates and more blog posts, as well as details about Ariellah’s visit in the spring and much more!

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5 Ways to Ditch the Haters

Nowadays, they’re called “haters”.  But whether you’re dealing with haters, bullies, Negative Nancy’s, or Poo-Poo Patty’s, it’s upsetting to be on the receiving end of their comments.  How you shield yourself from these people and their influence is critical… not just to your sanity, but to your overall well-being and progress as a dancer. The […]

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9 Wrong Reasons for Doing Anything

It’s very easy to get caught in the trap of doing something for the wrong reasons.  Even as belly dancers and artists, we can find ourselves going through the motions or pursuing a series of activities that are not really true for us as individuals.  We see others doing something, immediately jump on board to […]

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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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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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