ATS® Bellydance


ATS® - American Tribal Style Belly dance with Cara Cressell

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm:  ATS® Dance Fundamentals (Level 1)                   

Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm:   Tribal Combinations for ATS®  (Level 2+) *prerequisite: completion of Level 1 or instructor permission*

Cost: $72 for six classes (when paid in advance), $100 for ten consecutive classes (when paid in advance),  $15/class hour for drop ins

All levels and styles welcome! No experience necessary!! Wear comfortable clothes or ATS® attire (full skirt or pantaloons, hip scarf, and choli top)

Join Cara Cressell of Damiana Dance Company in exploring American Tribal Style® (ATS®) Belly Dance. Using both fast and slow movements, we'll get you dancing in your first class! All basic steps and troupe formations including dance posture, body awareness, zills, music and improv choreography will be covered. Zills (finger cymbals) are required for week 3.

American Tribal Style® is a modern style of belly dance created by Carolena Nericcio, director of FatChance Belly Dance®. It is inspired by folkloric dances of the Middle-East, North Africa, Spain and India and focuses on group improvisation. Based on a distinct vocabulary of movement, dancers create improvisational choreographies through the use of cues, transitions, formations, and musical phrasing.

Cara is a certified ATS® instructor and FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio. She also plays a variety of world percussion instruments including djembe, dunbek, tabla, rik, and frame drums. In addition to weekly classes, Cara is also available for private/semi-private instruction of dance or drumming.

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