American Tribal Style: Instruction
TRIBAL BASICS Vol.1
Fundamentals of Dance
Imagine this: there was a time in history, a long time ago, when the bounce and sway of a womans 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 its direct relation to movement
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
Full review of all movements and steps using simple combinations and transitions.
A performance by FatChance follows.
With selections from Music for Tribal Basics, Sirocco Vol.1, Drumsongs and Rhythm of the Dance. Volume One Revised is suitable for beginners as well the intermediate or advanced dancer looking for a review. Teachers will find it an excellent tool for introducing Tribal. It is the equivalent of Basics 1 created and taught by Carolena and FCBD in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Run Time 75 minutes