Volume 9 Anatomy of a Step workshop weekend November 11-13, 2016
CAROLENA! MEGHA! DEVI! JEN! SUPERBETH!
All five amazing instructors will be here, in Kansas City, to give you the official word on all things Volume 9!
Who is registering? YOU are! Registration opens January 1, 2016.
Twelve hours of instruction over two days. What's being taught? Look on the back of your Volume 9 DVD, and you will see!
Devi Mamak : Box Step, Push Forward and Back, Egyptian Sevillana, the Triangle Step, Arabic with Double Turn, The Pulse Turn, The Rainbow, Loco Camel, and Medusas (ATS and Indian versions)
Jennifer Nolan & SuperBeth: The Strong Arm and Variations, Slow Diagonal Fade, The Roundhouse, Dragonfly and The Triple Egyptian.
Megha Gavin: Turk Shimmy 1/4 Turn and Fade, Combos: Chico Circle Up, Choo Choo Arc Arm, Sunanda Duet, ASWAT Duet, Turk Shimmy Crossover, Wrap Around Drop and Alabama Twister.
This is your opportunity to learn straight from the sources. Bring your notebook and ask for all the juicy details that will make you a Volume 9 extraordinaire. This is a great opportunity for ATS® students and teachers!
Friday Night: The Extraordinary Gala Show 8pm to 11pm
Featuring our guest instructors, workshop hosts, and excellent local talent.
Cues & Tattoos Intensive with Carolena Nericcio of FatChanceBellyDance®
Cues & Tattoos is thrilled to host our fifth intensive with the originator of American Tribal Style®, Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman.
The two day intensive will feature 7 hours of instruction. This intensive is sold as a package only, please plan to attend both days.
Craft an ATS® Set and Perform it at Cues and Tattoos!-Wednesday & Thursday March 29 & 30 – 10:30am-2:00pm
Limited to 20 students
The fine art of crafting a performance. Students will be challenged with a set of music and performance situations based on real life (a small party, a big outdoor festival, etc.) We will form small groups, discuss and drill through the songs in the set, choose who is dancing to which song, rehearse again, critique the progress and then present our show at the Instructor Showcase at Cues and Tattoos!
(Please note that students who want to watch the entire Theater Showcase will need to purchase a ticket)
Get ready for a full ATS® headdress, Carolena will create a custom wrap to suit you. A list of simple costume requirements will be sent when you register.
Dancers must know (I mean, really be able to do it!) the basics of Taxeem, Bodywave, Hand Floreo and Arm Undulations, Shimmy, Arabic Basic, Egyptian Basic, Pivot Bumps and Choo-choos. Also, be able to use ATS® formations: Duet, Trio and Quartet. Please review the FCBD® dvds Vol. 1-7 if necessary. Your success in this class relies on your ability to communicate (non-verbally!) with the other dancers.
2017 Cues and Tattoos Workshops
Touch The Music- Friday March 31 – 3:00pm-5:00pm
What is your favorite song? What is it that makes it special? What did you feel when you first heard it, and can you express that feeling when you dance to it? In this workshop, Carolena presents a series of drills to help find the suitable combinations and exact formations to match your favorite music. Learn how to let the music push you, giving the freedom to simply respond, particularly when you know the steps and formations, and trust your partners and audience.
Please be versed in the basics: Taxeem, Bodywave, Hand Floreos and Arm Undulations, Shimmy, basic Arabic, basic Eygptian, Pivot Bump and Choochoo.
Bring: zils, a full skirt is recommended but not mandatory.
Zils-Yin and Yang-Sunday April 2nd – 3:00pm-5:00pm
Yes, you can play zils and dance at the same time! Learn how to hold your zils so you can play fast, what to do with your zils during a slow song, which zils are right for you, how to get a consistent sound, and a few other tricks. We’ll look at five Tribal Zil patterns (Basic RLR, Alternating RL, Military, Moroccan Six, Baladi) and apply them to your dance.
*Recommended but not mandatory: Dancers should know the basics of Taxeem, Arm Undulation, Bodywave, Hand Floreos, Shimmy, Arabic Basic,Egyptian Basic, Pivot Bumps and Choo-choos. Dancers without knowledge of the basic steps can drill finger cymbal patterns during the dance segment.
ATS® Technique for Teachers CertificationCourse [SSCE eligible]will be held on May 26-29, 2017.
* A student must take GS and TT in order to attend this course.
Technique for Teachers Certification Course- “Are your elbows lifted?”
ATS® has grown into a global phenomenon with an impressive expansion of the number of certified ATS® teachers. The Technique for Teachers Certification Course is a NEW opportunity to ensure that we are all sharing the same high-quality instruction at our Sister Studio locations. In this course for ATS® Teacher Training graduates, Carolena and Megha will assess each teacher’s technique, provide feedback and offer corrections to ensure that all of our students,worldwide, are receiving consistent instruction.
Each day will consist of a detailed breakdown of two core moves from the ATS® vocabulary followed by chorus drills. Each participant will have an opportunity to lead a two-song drill and receive feedback on their movement technique. We’ll have plenty of time for questions and answers, and bonus drills as well.
Steps to be broken down and drilled include:
Day 1 - Shimmy Family, Taxeem
Day 2 - Egyptian Family and Spins, Turns
Day 3 - Arabic Family, Body Waves
Day 4 - Pivot Bump Family, Circle Step and Torso Twist
20 hours, 4 day course
Your payment is non-refundable but transferable to a future workshop within 30 days prior to the Technique for Teachers Certification Course. If you have any questions, please contact Megha at email@example.com .
You’ve learned the vocabulary and how to lead and follow cues in group improvisation. You’ve attained your General Skills®and Teacher Training certifications. Now it’s time to focus on what makes the dance sparkle and how to bring it to life for the audience.
In this new workshop for ATS® General Skills® and Teacher Training graduates, we will focus on elements of performance that bring everything together into a stellar show.
We will spend time exploring the following topics:
How to put together a beautiful, elegant costume
How to dance in chorus, including enter and exiting the chorus