I started bellydancing 6 years ago when a friend wanted me to go and keep her company in a class and it turned out that I loved it and was fairly good at it. The troupe I dance with and do a lot of choreography with is Zaleekhah, which performs all over Derbyshire, UK. New for us this year is bellydancing to rock and blues at music festivals with a band called BB Blackdog and taking tribal fusion bellydance to a whole new level! Apart from that I'm a mum, work part-time, love cooking and baking, making my own clothes and jewellery... I also read a lot and am interested in all things pagan and gothic. I have several piercings and a large tattoo on my shoulder. I'm considered a 'bad influence' on my (much) younger cousins as in 'I should be old enough to know better!'. Yeah right. A word to all mookychicks, please do not thinking that buying stuff from Claires Accessories makes you 'indie'. There's nothing wrong with Claire's but it's about your personal style, not being afraid to be different and finding stuff which is personal to you. Don't follow the trends set up for you!