American Tribal Style® Classes

All class taught by Raven Sumner, FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio and ATS® Teacher Certified instructor since 2009.  

 

Sister Studios are graduates of General Skills for ATS®, ATS® Teacher Training. These teachers are dedicated to presenting ATS® as created and developed by FatChanceBellyDance® director and master teacher Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman. Sister Studios do not blend ATS® with other styles of dance, tribal or otherwise.They present ATS® only, or clearly separate ATS® from the other styles of dance they are presenting.Our goal is that you, the student, should be able to attend an FCBD® ATS® class anywhere in the world and receive consistent, quality instruction.

Terms of Service: 


Please note that all registration sales are final. Registration is NONREFUNDABLE. 

 

All fees for the class are due before class begins.  We reserve the right to refuse registration or participation.  You can come to class 15 minutes early to register and pay via cash.

 

 November 2019

ATS® Dance in the Flow® Classes 6pm to 7:00pm starting November 14th:   


Dance in the Flow® class is designed to just let go and dance in the flow.  No talking, no instruction, no partner drills, just dance.  By dancing in the flow your mind can relax and your muscle memory engage.  Must have, at least, Level 1 movement proficiency and an open mind to let go of distractions and tensions of the day.  

December 2019

Performance Dynamics and Musicality classes start December 5th:

We will delve into dancing on the round and musicality for ATS® performance during this session. 

Level 1 classes start January 2, 2020

Level 1 ATS® Dance Fundamentals:

                             

In this 4 week series, you'll learn the basic system of ATS® in a fun and supportive environment.  

 

Dance Fundamentals will have you dancing in your very first class! Each one hour class will provide the foundation of ATS® dance with the instructions and drills in posture, body angle, Level 1 movements, basic zills and music theory.

Email questions to ravenlvdancer@gmail.com

What to wear

You will want to wear comfortable clothes - pantaloons, yoga pants or comfortable pants, a shawl or scarf tied around the hips and a comfortable top.  If you would like to wear ATS® costuming, we recommend a full skirt worn at the hips, a shawl or scarf tied around the hips, pantaloons or tights, and a choli top.   Please bring Zills (finger cymbals).  Bare feet, socks, or dance shoes in studio.

Mixed Levels ATS® Dance: 
 
This class combines the basic of ATS dance with the more advanced concepts of the style, such as formations and music theory.  Come ready to drill the moves, play your zills, and dance in formation.  *Good class for beginners and great review for continuing students.*
 
Level 1 ATS® Dance Fundamentals:

                             

In this 4 week series, you'll learn the basic system of ATS® in a fun and supportive environment.  

 

Dance Fundamentals will have you dancing in your very first class! Each one hour class will provide the foundation of ATS® dance with the instructions and drills in posture, body angle, Level 1 movements, basic zills and music theory.

 

*Best class for beginners.

 

Level 2 Tribal Combinations for ATS®:    


Refine individual technique by drilling basic steps and their variations in creative combinations. This class is best used right after taking Dance Fundamentals. To take this class you must understand the Level 1 Dance Fundamentals (See Level One, above.) Twelve-week cycle unless otherwise noted above.*This class is the next step after Fundamentals. *PLEASE CHECK WITH INSTRUCTOR ON YOUR LEVEL BEFORE JOINING THIS CLASS *

 

Level 3 Drills and Improvisational Choreography:

 

First half of class is Drills, second half is using the ‘Drills’ steps in Improv Choreo. *You must have experience in Dance Fundamentals AND Tribal Combinations to join this class. *PLEASE CHECK WITH INSTRUCTOR ON YOUR LEVEL BEFORE JOINING THIS CLASS *

 

Mixed Level 2 and 3 Tribal Combinations and Improvisational Drills:

 

This class is a combination of the movements in Level 2 and Level 3 of the ATS vocabulary plus improvisational drills in formation, zill drills and advanced music theory.  To take this class you must understand the Level 1 Dance Fundamentals (See Level One, above.) Twelve-week cycle unless otherwise noted above.*This class is the next step after Fundamentals*PLEASE CHECK WITH INSTRUCTOR ON YOUR LEVEL BEFORE JOINING THIS CLASS *   

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