American Tribal Style Skills Intensive

by Candace Aldridge Sanchez,
August 26th, 2010

When: Saturday and Sunday, August 21st/22nd and August 28th/29th 2010

Where: 202-1234 Esquimalt Road, Dance Unlimited Studios

Time: 9:45am to 4:00pm Daily, 1 Hr lunch in the middle of the day

Cost: $100 per Weekend, $200 Total – Both Weekends recommended. If you have never done the ATS format before and can only do one weekend, the first weekend is highly recommended.

Come and learn the Authentic American Tribal Style format over the course of 4 days. There are approximately 75 moves within the format both Slow and Fast moves.

You will need: Yoga Mat, Water, Notebook/Pen, Lunch and a Beginner’s Mind!

American Tribal Style Belly Dance (ATS) is a modern style of dance created by FatChanceBellyDance director, Carolena Nericcio

Cues and formations are the brilliance of ATS. Often unnoticed because of the elaborate costumes, fancy steps, exciting music, and sheer beauty of women dancing together, formations and cues are the anchor of improvisational choreography. Even occasional formal choreography is created around the logic of the formations and cues.

The core concept remains in place: leader to the left, follower to the right. Watch for interaction among the dancers, who always have their attention trained on the lead position, looking for the cue for the next step. When the dancers face each other and make eye contact, the lead is neutral, falling to the dancer who presents the next cue. But don’t think too hard! Allow yourself to see the whole picture: women working together in cooperation; a group focused on presenting the dance as one entity.


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