I’m honoured to be teaching a workshop at this year’s Northern Arabic Dance Association’s Annual General Meeting and Day of Dance alongside Ann-Marie and Pharaon from Ireland. For more information see the event FB page.
I’ll be teaching Tribal Roots, an introduction to American Tribal Style®. I’ll be guiding dancers through the foundation movements and concepts of ATS®, the root of modern tribal belly dance. ATS® is a modern group dance that fuses North African dance, Flamenco and traditional Indian Dance.
The event is open to non members of NADA as well and begins with a meeting of members, followed by workshops in dance, cuisine and costume making, open to all.
Workshops or the feast and show tickets can be purchased individually or day tickets are also available.
The place: Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village,
YO32 3HT Haxby (an easy taxi share from York Station).
There is ample free parking at the hall and in the local area.
The date: Saturday 27th February 2016.
Our day of Dance will include workshops, performances, fun, food and socialising. Put the date in your diary!
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The big news for FCBD Sister Studios is a new, optional class format for Levels 1, 2 and 3. When I first read about these changes on Carolena’s blog I thought, “This is crazy, how am I going to get this to work?” But the more I thought about it, the more I saw it … Continue reading
What is Dancing in the Flow®? It’s all dancing and no talking! It’s dance as you’ve always wanted it to be– a meditation for the body, a bit of me-time, a communion with the music, a safe space, a party. Perfect for those new to ATS@ who want to get a sense of what it’s … Continue reading
My first belly dance class was an ATS class with Philippa Moirai in London. Wait, no, scratch that.
My first belly dance class was in a rec. centre in Orange County. I had a pink coin hip scarf I bought as a bargain on ebay and I shimmied it off on the first night…
Beginner/Intermediate Level ATS® Belly Dance classes held weekly at the Upstage Centre Youth Theatre Dance Studio, 41-43 Monkgate, York, North Yorkshire YO31 (A map is here) Thursday Evenings, 6:30-7:30.
A new 6 week beginners course starts on August 14th, £25 for all 6 classes. Drop-ins welcome! Cost for a drop in class is £8 on the door. Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be covering the basics of tribal belly dance, though there will also be something for intermediate dancers to challenge themselves. Wear a comfy vest top or choli, yoga trousers or a long skirt. A hip scarf can help you see your movements, but try to wear one without coins. Bring plenty of water to drink! Continue reading