So we understand each other.

Posted in American Tribal Style® Bellydance, Events, FatChanceBellyDance®, Words from the Dancer on February 27th, 2013 by Lauramaeve

Dancing with ~Moirai Tribal~ London 2008

I teach TECHNIQUE. Not Choreography.

To attempt a choreography with no prior knowledge

of the movements that make it

is like reading a book written

in a language you do not understand.

You just skim the surface.

Learn the language, learn the technique.

Then you can fly.

~Speak From The Hip, 2013.

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Newsflash!!

Posted in American Tribal Style® Bellydance, Events, FatChanceBellyDance®, Pregnancy and Belly Dance, Tribal Bellydance, Words from the Dancer on September 21st, 2009 by Lauramaeve

*Excited*

Yesterday,  I arranged to dance at The Zoryanna Autumn Hafla next month!

I have the dance worked out already – all I need a the right piece of music to go with it!

Which gives me the long awaited excuse to sort out my somewhat scattered music collection. 🙂

Being a pregnant La, this little offering will be short,  slow and gentle. Inspired as always by the gorgeous ladies of FatChanceBellyDance® and this video featuring Megha Gavin and Devyani Dance Company.

eeep!

ATS General Skills and Teacher Training, Glastonbury 2008

ATS® General Skills and Teacher Training, Glastonbury 2008

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Introduction to American Tribal Style® Belly Dance – workshop coming up!

Posted in American Tribal Style® Bellydance, Events, FatChanceBellyDance®, General, Tribal Bellydance, Words from the Dancer on May 21st, 2009 by Lauramaeve

I’m teaching a workshop in the lovely Phoenix Yoga Studio in Mullingar on 30th May from 2pm – 4pm.

 

In the first half of the workshop participants will learn a little of the history of this beautiful art form and will be trained on basic technique incorporating gentle stretching, posture and a series of slow and fast moves with drills and combinations.

In the second half, participants will learn about the concept of Improvisational Choreography and the art of dancing within a group using cues and formations to create a unique and beautiful dance!

The workshop costs €40, payable on the day.  If you need any more information please contact me!

My Zils!

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ATS® Workshops at ‘Being Human – A Day of Dance and Movement

Posted in American Tribal Style® Bellydance, Events, FatChanceBellyDance®, General, Tribal Bellydance, Words from the Dancer on April 14th, 2009 by Lauramaeve

‘Imagine being able to walk into a room of dancers, people you have never met before, some who don’t speak your language and to be able to stand up and dance as one… communication through movement.’

On Saturday 2nd May 2009, Cultivate are hosting ‘Being Human’ – A Day of Dance and Movement at their Temple Bar headquarters. An all day festival where teachers will hold workshops on many different styles of dance.

I will be holding two workshops on basic technique for American Tribal Style® Belly Dance where I will teach a series of slow and fast moves in the FatChanceBellyDance® format along with the basics of Improvisational Choreography. Participants will come away with an understanding of ATS® in an exciting format which is recognised by thousands of dancers world wide.

My workshop times are 3:00pm – 4:30pm in Classroom 6 and 5:45pm – 7:15pm in Classroom 1/2. I will incorporate some light warm-up stretches, nothing to strenuous so please don’t be nervous! Please bring lots of water and wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a scarf for your hips.

Other dance workshops include (deep breath) TANGO, CAPOEIRA, SALSA, FLAMENCO, CÉILÍ, 5RYTHEMS, EMBODIMENT, SYNERGY, INDIAN CLASSICAL,SHAMANIC,TAI CHI, YOGA and more…

I have some tickets still available at €20 for a day pass to the event. Please contact me at laura@bellydance.ie if you would like to purchase one. You can pre-register for workshops you would like to attend after you purchase by visiting www.cultivate.ie.

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