Imagine this: there was a time in history, a long time ago, when the bounce and sway of a woman’s hips was considered so beautiful that they set it to music and made a dance out of it…
American Tribal Style Bellydance is largely improvisational, using simple steps and gestures in a repetitive fashion, building on the music and the interaction between the dancers. Tribal Style is elegant and graceful, celebrating the strength and beauty of the female form, regardless of age and size.
In this workshop:
Posture and it’s direct relation to movement, simple stretches, a moving meditation. A breakdown and drill each of the slow movements; the Figure 8 Taxeem, Ribcage and Torso isolation, Bodywaves, Bellyrolls, and Arms. The fast movements; the basic Shimmy, Egyptian, Arabic, Pivot Bump and Choo-choo. A follow-along review of all movements and steps using simple combinations and transitions, and special performance by FatChance.
With musical selections from Tribal Dances Tribal Drums, Sirocco Vol.1, Drumsongs and Rhythm of the Dance, Volume One is suitable for beginners as well as the intermediate or advanced dancer looking for a review. Teachers will find it an excellent tool for introducing Tribal. It is the equivalent of the eightweek Basics course created and taught by Carolena and FCBD® in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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