Intro to ATS Slow Moves
American Tribal Style® (ATS®) Bellydance moves originated with the gypsy tribes that moved through India, the Middle East, Morocco, Spain and other gypsy cultures. It is an improvised form of dance, with cues that signal to fellow dancers the flow the moves will take. It is creative, fun, enhances the connection to self and other tribe members and embodies the strength of the feminine spirit with its empowering beauty and grace.
In this workshop, you'll be introduced to the ATS posture, some basic slow moves and formations that will have you dancing ATS improvisation during the workshop.
Christine has been studying and performing ATS® since 2003 and teaching since 2007. She is a certified ATS® Instructor and the only person teaching pure ATS® in Perth. She teaches and directs a professional performance group, Azwahn Tribal Bellydance and a student group who perform at bellydance community Haflas. With a background in Psychology, Education and Counselling and as a practising Shamanic Healer, Christine is passionate about supporting people to connect to their hearts, to love themselves wholeheartedly and to move into the fullness of who they are. Through the medium of Tribal Style Bellydance, she encourages her students to be present, to feel and to go with the flow with fun, laughter and a light attitude. Christine creates a safe dance environment where compassion and respect for self and fellow students are experienced. She follows Ausdance Safe Dance Practices.