Having it all when you're a belly dancer

Having it all when you’re a belly dancer

As I race into work behind schedule I mentally tick off the items that didn’t get done. I never took the dog out, I didn’t leave the kids a prepared meal, I left scissors on the floor of the project …

About Mariana

Mariana is a belly dancer living in the Pacific Northwest. She also teaches bellydance, bollywood and Spanish Gypsy at Zamani Dance in Bothell, Washington. She writes about dance and travel and is also a photographer.


Giving meaningful feedback

Giving meaningful feedback

“Your dancing sucks and your dress is ugly too!” OK, that’s not totally true, “Your technique, costume is too simple and cheap for professional,” is really what was said on my score sheet after I danced in a belly dance competition. …

About Mariana

Mariana is a belly dancer living in the Pacific Northwest. She also teaches bellydance, bollywood and Spanish Gypsy at Zamani Dance in Bothell, Washington. She writes about dance and travel and is also a photographer.


Be the leaf! Letting go of awkwardness in belly dance.

Be the leaf! Letting go of awkwardness in belly dance

I vividly remember the very first time I actually hated dance class. It was in modern dance and we were told to dance like a leaf. My eyes rolled to the back of my head so hard I could have …

About Mariana

Mariana is a belly dancer living in the Pacific Northwest. She also teaches bellydance, bollywood and Spanish Gypsy at Zamani Dance in Bothell, Washington. She writes about dance and travel and is also a photographer.