‘ATS® Fundamentals’

A series of sessions on American Tribal Style® Belly Dance, Movements and Technique.

IS THIS FOR ME?

This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate level dancers. If you have never taken an ATS® class before read below for what to expect. If you are a returning dancer or have taken classes with another Sister Studio and wish to join at intermediate level you will be expected to have a working knowledge of at least the ATS® Old School repertoire and be required to dance and lead in formation.

I’M IN! WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT??

ATS® FUNDAMENTALS provides dancers with a full understanding of the basics of American Tribal Style® including:

  • Posture
  • Warm up and stretches
  • Puja/Moving Meditation
  • Basic slow and fast movements:
    • Taking each move and breaking it down into its component parts.
    • Identifying the muscle groups used to create the move
    • Drilling and repetition to create muscle memory
  • Improvisational Choreography:
    • Combining the moves learned to create unique and spontaneous performances
  • Lead and Follow:
    • Incorporating cues and transitions with the movements to enable duets, trios, chorus work and more…
  • Zil patterns:
    • Incorporating the use of zils (finger cymbals) into the dance.
    • Essential Music Theory

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS?

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring a long sleeve top for warm up/cool down.
  • Bring a scarf to accent your hips.
  • A notepad and pen.
  • We dance barefoot. You can wear socks or  if you’d prefer. No shoes of any type in the studio.
  • The decision whether or not to bare your belly is yours.
  • Plenty of water!

NOTES

Payments can be make through Paypal or cash.  When you are booking please note your preferred method of payment and I will forward the relevant details/invoice to you.

Guaranteed to expand your mind and broaden your horizons WHILE toning and strengthening your arms, legs, hips and belly!