Valentine’s Day

The legend of Valentine’s Day dates back to the middle ages, where Saint Valentine, who had been imprisoned for performing weddings, healed the daughter of his jailers. Before his execution he wrote her a letter and signed it “From your Valentine”, and thus the Valentine tradition was born. Today women want chocolates and jewelry in…

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Sumaya shimmying in Birmingham in front of graffiti wall

Set your Resolution: Shimmy the Winter Away

Let’s face it, the holiday’s are not great for your routine. Between baking feasts for your family and cleaning the house for your in-laws, there isn’t much time left for you. Halloween starts off the season with late nights spent crafting costumes for the kids and it doesn’t stop there. Before you know it Thanksgiving…

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Belly Dancer Ansuya

Belly Dance Debate, Cabaret vs Tribal

Dancing as a guest dancer with Wayward Tribal and now as a member is a new and invigorating process. While many purists (in either side of the cabaret/tribal fence) shout that their styles are so irreconcilably different that they can hardly share a stage, that just isn’t true. Both styles are dramatic interpretations of music,…

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