Belly Dance Artist

Belly Dance Artist

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hooping and Upper Body Strength

Well I have another challenge to blog about thanks to the Miss Raspberry Stethoscope!

The One Hundred Push Ups Challenge

Hooping has made me realize how much upper body strength I currently do not have... I'm hoping this 6 week challenge will help my off the body hooping endurance. This challenge only takes a few minutes, 3x a week. I plan on starting next Monday. Wish me luck!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shimmy Shack Aftermath

TribalTique Denver's Shimmy Shack student salon was a huge success!
We had six of us for the performance.
Molly got to just sit and enjoy a beer and also let us use the beautiful Red Elephant Workshop.
Miss Fernanda was a HUGE help and manned the door for us and took a zillion pictures!

And then we went a little crazy like we do.
Chasin' Wild Women... (sorry inside joke!)

The ever lovely Desert Rain came and performed!

Tribe Nawaar also made the trip down from Boulder and left everyone speechless with their graceful and fabulous improv-tribal!

Dancers milling about the door trying to get a glimpse of the performances.
We had a packed house and there was no room for us in the main room!

Me thanking everyone for coming at the end.

Hula Hoops were brought out afterwards!

Moar belly dancers hoopin!

We had a lovely night... makes me want to do another one of these casual performances soon.
(Hopefully I will get pictures of the other fabulous performers we had last night soon for posting)
Thank You to everyone who came, performed, supported and helped out!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fellow Belly Dancers...

Please take 3 minutes and read this blog post.
Who doesn't need a reminder now and then?

I am and always will be a student; eager and thirsty.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Versatile Blogger

First off a huge thank you to Alexandra for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award! This thing looks pretty awesome and is a great way to find other blogs that you may be interested in! So here's the deal:

Nomination Conditions:
*Thank whoever gave you the award
*Share seven things about yourself
*Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs
*Let your nominees know about the award

Seven things about me...
1) Chai Tea is my drink of choice but I am also in love with Rose Tea
2) I buy my clothes based off of three things. Can I go to work in it? Can I dance/ do yoga in it? Can I layer it!? (I love layering pants on pants and most commonly pants and skirts in the frigid Colorado winters) Most everything in my closet is from Be Present. It lasts forever!
3) My favourite quote is the last line in the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
4) My body is super sensitive to any kind of bleach and other harsh cleaning products. Dying my hair didn't go over so well. I haven't gotten the courage to test henna yet.
5) I only wear makeup for belly dance performances and on me and Ryan's anniversary
6) I have a scarf addiction... LOVE EM.
7) I love all the animals in my life, all four cats and three ruppy dogs (ruppies pictured below with my boyfriend of almost 8 years; Ryan)

15 of my favourite blogs:
1) First and foremost a shout out to my best friend Stefanie at her blog GrayFires. Stef is an amazing writer. She also writes a column at the Examiner (subscribe to it!) and is a part of Polite Paws Dog Training and Polite Paws Rescues!
2) The ever lovely beader Megan at Muse of the Magpie
3) The creator of American Tribal Style: Carolena Nericcio at FatChanceBellyDance: Director's Cut
4) Another talented writer and aspiring novelist Sara at Romancing the Weird (she's looking for test readers! Drop her a line!)
5) The lovely personality of Robbie at Harpy of the High Plains
6) The delicious musings of beautiful Tina at Musings and Mulishness
7) The one and only Rachel Brice
8) The blog for all practices in health, Nicole at Raspberry Stethoscope
9) The belly dance musings of Asharah at Bellydance Paladin
10) See the one million faces project of Peggy at her blog OneMillionFaces
11) The thinking space of Alyssa at Transported into Applesauce
12) The inspiring and thought provoking journaling of Tempest at OwlKeyMe & Tempest's Teapot
13) Fellow dancer Nielle at that girl is a singin, dancin fool
14) The Scribbling Gypsy DeAnna
15) Last but definitely not least, my friends over at YIP Podcast