Browsing all 9 posts in Tangled Thoughts Blog.

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Re-feathering your belly dance “nest”

Anyone who reads my Facebook wall is used to the constant references to “organizing” and “decluttering”.  If you’re a belly dancer, then EVERYTHING is somehow related to BELLY DANCING, and this topic is no exception.  Here are some tips for decluttering your costuming closet/physical belly dance nest.  Decluttering the mental part of your dance is […]

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Interview with Cherie “I Love FIRE!!” Dawn

I feel blessed to be friends with many amazing, talented, creative people – many who are right here in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Cherie Dawn is one of those people, and she took a few moments to share some details about herself with us.  Cherie Dawn and Dante’s Gypsy Circus are hosting the Accidental Circus this weekend […]

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Ariellah Interview – Part 3

The final portion of Zahara’s interview with Ariellah (April 2012). Thank you again, Ariellah – for sharing your knowledge with us and for taking time to give us your thoughts on our belly-tastic world! More interviews coming from Zahara’s Tangled Web and TransArtisan, LLC. Ariellah Interview – Part 3 from TransArtisan LLC on Vimeo.

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Continuing Ed On a Limited Budget

So we’ve established how important it is for belly dancers to continue learning… new choreographies, new combinations, new exercises, new ideas… BUT… What happens if you can’t afford to attend workshops or retreats? What if your work schedule is crazy, and you can’t find any belly dance classes available when you have time to take […]

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Ariellah Interview – Part 2

Here’s more from Ariellah, courtesy of Zahara and TransArtisan, LLC.  The final (third) portion of this interview will be posted later this week! Ariellah Interview – Part 2 from TransArtisan LLC on Vimeo.

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Ariellah Interview – Part 1

Ariellah was nice enough to do an interview with me while she was here last month.  This is Part 1 of the interview series.  Stay tuned, because we’ll be sharing interviews with more amazing artists in 2012 – thanks to TransArtisan, LLC for their excellent work!  And yes… it’s little ole Z asking the questions! […]

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Belly Bloopers… ACK!!

Belly Bloopers… ACK!!

Belly dancing is fun… energetic… mysterious… and full of ways to embarrass yourself in public!  In a world where glitter, eye lashes, jewels, safety pins, adhesive and sparkly bras collide, there’s a LOT that can (and will) go wrong.  Often, with spectacular consequences! Here are a few of the hazards & costuming strangeness of being […]

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Continuing “Belly” Ed, Part 2

Continuing “Belly” Ed, Part 2

You’re probably thinking the internationally-touring instructors stop taking workshops or classes because they’re already so amazing… right?  I mean, they’re the real “professionals” we all aspire to be, so they must know it all… right? WRONG-O!! I haven’t met one who doesn’t continue to take classes, attend workshops or take private lessons whenever they can […]

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Tangled Blog 3-27-12: Continuing “Belly” Ed, Part 1

Continuing “Belly” Ed (Part I) Welcome to Part I of the 3-part series “Continuing Belly Ed”! I’ve always been a fan of continuing education.  Whether you’re reading medical journals, watching documentaries, or taking a synchronized swimming class, it’s imperative to keep filling your brain with new ideas.  New (or expanded) information leads to more critical […]