American Tribal Style® Belly Dance - Luminate Festival

American Tribal Style® Belly Dance


Presenter: Tracey Saunders
Suitable for: Adults only

Learn fundamental moves and techniques for Tribal Style Belly Dance, a modern style of belly dance utilising group improvisation. With a powerful, earthy aesthetic with its roots in traditional belly dance and folkloric styles of dance from around the world, this style allows dancers to co-create performances together.

Participants will learn basic improvisational techniques for American Tribal Style® Belly Dance (ATS®), along with core movements from the fast and slow ATS® vocabularies. Once the core movements have been covered, we’ll look at some of the intermediate steps.
Techniques for effective non-verbal communication between dancers will be covered, as will smooth and elegant transitions for polished presentation of performances within an improvisational format.
This workshop assumes little/no knowledge of ATS® (American Tribal Style Belly Dance), but would also be useful for more experienced dancers wanting to brush up on technique.

Presenter Bio:

Tracey of TribalDiva Belly Dance Company in Christchurch specialises in Tribal and Tribal Fusion styles of belly dance. She is a core member of TribalDiva Belly Dance Troupe and the director/choreographer/principal teacher of TribalDiva Belly Dance Company. Tracey enjoys adding quite a lot of sparkle to her tribal and fusion belly dance performances, and she can frequently be found performing at events in Christchurch, around NZ and as far afield as Las Vegas, from intimate restaurant settings through to large scale public events and festivals.
Tracey regularly travels internationally to undertake intensive training with Tribal and Fusion Belly Dance superstars in the US. Tracey’s love of dance is matched by her love of learning, and this ensures that she will continue to learn from local teachers, and travel to train with international tutors to further her own skills and abilities.
Having completed teacher training for American Tribal Style® Belly Dance (ATS®), Tracey is New Zealand’s only registered Sister Studio to FatChanceBellyDance®. She also holds a degree in education and a post graduate qualification in project management, so you can be sure classes will be well structured to maximise learning!
Tracey is committed to providing a safe, fun and challenging class environment for her students, and is proud to play a part in providing an environment where students of all ages and abilities can enjoy themselves, make lasting friendships and express themselves creatively.

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