AMERICAN TRIBAL STYLE® (ATS) BELLY DANCE

BEGINNER

7pm – 8pm, Wednesday 17 January – 7 March 2018
$128/term

Ainslie Arts Centre, Ainslie, Canberra.

Classes are run by Katrina.

Course description: A modern form of belly dance with ancient roots. Emerging in San Francisco in the 1980’s this new form of belly dance has been embraced all around the world. It has an improvised format with the dancers using a series of shared moves and cues. Dancers are able to respond in the moment to the audience, musicians and each other. It’s lots of fun for the dancers and audience and you don’t need to remember any choreography!

In this class, start to learn the basics of belly dancing, including an introduction to playing finger cymbals. While the class is based on an American Tribal Style (ATS)® format, much of the content is relevant to other styles of belly dance.

Wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise and bring a bottle of water. No experience required.

Please contact us to find out more or to enrol.

CONTINUING BEGINNER

8pm – 9pm, Wednesday 17 January – 7 March 2018
$128/term

Ainslie Arts Centre, Ainslie, Canberra.

Classes are run by Katrina.

Course description: The American Tribal Style Belly Dance (ATS)® Continuing class builds on improvisational basics learned at the Beginner level. In this class, students will become more comfortable with a variety of American Tribal Style (ATS)® steps and formations, enhancing their dance with finger cymbals. This class focuses on improving your technique and precision, and offers students the opportunity to share in the spontaneous creativity of improvised dance.

Previous experience with American Tribal Style® Belly Dance is required. Bring a bottle of water and your own finger cymbals.

Please contact us to find out more or to enrol.

INTERMEDIATE

6.30pm – 7.30pm, Monday 15 January – 5 March 2018
$128

2/36 Sandford Street, Mitchell, Canberra

Classes are run by Pippa.

Course description: A faster-paced and more challenging intermediate class for dancers wishing to extend their skills in American Tribal Style® belly dance. This class will offer more complex dance combinations and formations, belly dance drills for fitness and conditioning, simple floor work (optional), new zill patterns and ongoing development in the art of dance improvisation. Dancers will start to prepare for performance opportunities and explore costuming, make up, jewellery, musicality, dance etiquette and the history of ATS. Bring a bottle of water and your own finger cymbals.

Students taking the intermediate class must also enrol in the continuing beginners’ class.

Please contact us to find out more or to enrol.

ADVANCED AND TEACHER TRAINING

Classes are run by Pippa by private appointment.

Each lesson is individually tailored to the student.

Students who have an ATS Teacher certification can use these classes to maintain their certification, but please note that students interested in being issued with ATS certification must contact the Fat Chance Belly Dance studio in the United States.

Please contact us to find out more or to enrol.

FOLKLORIC BELLY DANCE

Classes are run by Bronwyn by private appointment.

Please contact us to find out more or to enrol.

PRIVATE LESSONS

  • One student at a rate of $60/hr.
  • Two or three students at a rate of $70/hr.
  • Groups negotiable – venue hire will be an additional cost.
  • For teacher training Tribal Pura costs may apply in addition to the teaching fee.