marinatempest: (Bellydancer)
marinatempest ([personal profile] marinatempest) wrote2010-06-30 12:23 pm
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Upcoming ATS Classes!

Fundamentals of American Tribal Style Bellydance

Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
NEW 6-week session begins Wednesday, July 21st
$84 session
$17 drop-in

B.Funk Dance Studios (
10291 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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This class follows the FCBD Level 1 Format (

Tribal bellydance is a fun and empowering dance form that creates camaraderie among women, celebrates the feminine form, and builds core strength. This class will be specific to American Tribal Style (ATS) as established by Fat Chance Bellydance. ATS utilizes non-verbal cues to allow a group of dancers to improvise and dance together in the moment.

Over six weeks, you will learn basic tribal bellydance posture and movements, as well as the cues and formations to dance in a group improvisationally. Each week will also include drills and conditioning as a foundation to build the strength and flexibility to execute movements safely and gracefully. Other topics, such as costuming, dance history, and music appreciation will be presented.

No dance experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable, close-fitting attire, and a quiet hip scarf (no coins) if you like. You will need zills by week three of the session.