Saturday, July 19, 11am - 1pm Tribal Foundations for Clean Lines Immerse yourself in the powerful-yet-fluid aesthetic of American Tribal Style bellydance. We'll begin with a thorough warm-up, and then dig deeply into applications of the ATS posture and vocabulary that can be applied to any style of bellydance. Learn how to create fluid shapes rooted in vibrant stillness, and use your body and breath to project joy, gratitude, and an open, regal presence. Open to all levels of bellydancers, of any style, looking to refine posture and add strength, grace, and precision. Advanced ATS dancers will get a lot out of this workshop as well!
Saturday, July 19, 2-4pm Tribal-Style Turns & Spins The grounded, smooth aesthetic of ATS-style spins and turns can lend a regal air to your performance, no matter what style you call your own. Learn the subtle tricks in your feet, hips, and torso that will allow you to be solid in your footing, and create a crisp and sure landing in slow turning moves. Then, we'll take these concepts and apply them to faster turns, including the always challenging calibrated spin! Dancers of all levels & styles are welcome.
Sunday, July 20, 11am-1pm Musicality for ATS The ATS vocabulary and formations provide endless variety to meaningfully interpret your music. Learn how to listen for shapes in the music and create beautiful, elegant visuals that work musically with any song style in our repertoire. Developing your ATS musicality will not only enrich the audience's experience, but will also result in you having much more fun dancing! Please know the basics of the ATS level 1 vocabulary, including simple trio and quartet formations.
Sunday, July 20, 2-4pm Dueling Duets Done Well The elusive dueling duet: an audience favorite that is easy to learn, but challenging to master. Learn best practices to "duel" beautifully and musically, using this fun formation to keep the audience entranced! We'll also cover simple variations to create beautiful and unique shapes, as well as the newest variations to come out of the FCBD studio, not available on any DVD! Please know the basics of the ATS level 1 vocabulary, including simple duet and quartet formations.
More about Janet: Janet Hanseth performs with FatChanceBellyDance in San Francisco, and is a FatChanceBellyDance Studio Teacher. She is also a principal dancer with the the FCBD studio troupes Tessera Tribal, Red Lotus, and BlueDiamondsBellyDance. In her spare time, she writes www.AmericanTribalJanet.com, a blog discussing ATS philosophy, technique, costume, and other topics. She brings a deep understanding of anatomy to her instruction, as well as a keen sense of the unique American Tribal Style aesthetic. She travels frequently to share the joy of ATS at festivals and workshops. Before moving to San Francisco, she performed and taught American Tribal Style belly dance in & around Portland, Maine, and is thrilled to be returning once again to share knowledge from the FatChance studio!
What you need to know: - LOCATION: Bright Star World Dance, 108 High St., Portland, ME. - PERSONAL INSTRUCTION: Registration is limited to 20 participants in each workshop. - REALLY, REALLY PERSONAL INSTRUCTION: Several private lesson slots -- for a maximum of 4 dancers -- are available before the morning workshops. Contact Janet directly through her Facebook page to set up. - TUITION: All workshop payments are nonrefundable. - DANCE EXPERIENCE: Bellydancers of all styles are welcome on Saturday only; dancers with at least knowledge of ATS Level 1 vocabulary will get the most out of both days.
Bright Star World Dance (View)
108 High Street, 3rd Floor
Portland, ME 04101