CLASSES

ATS® Basics and Beyond

with Sandi Ball

at Rhythmix Cultural Works (upstairs theater)

2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda, CA

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

1 class $20
6 classes $105 (save $2.50 per class)
12 classes $180 (save $5 per class)

Classes can be paid with cash or check made out to Sandi Ball.  No refunds.

 

Ongoing Enrollment | Ages 15 & up
 

Learn the basics of ATS® - our unique belly dance language!  We will (dis)cover posture & body awareness, slow & fast movements, zils (finger cymbals), as well as introductions to lead and follow concepts and group formations for improvisation.  These are drop-in classes, which means you can attend at any time.  The content re-cycles and evolves, so keep coming and enjoy dancing with everyone! 

If you are a beginner, it is advisable to start at Week 1 and go through the 6-week cycle, as the material progresses to more complicated steps with each week.  Once you are familiar with the steps in the cycle you can comfortably drop in at any time.  You can keep updated on what cycle we're in at our Facebook group: American Tribal Style Belly Dance® at Rhythmix.

 

Dress:
Full skirt or loose pants, hip scarf, short top or choli, or whatever you are comfortable moving in.  Bare feet, socks or dance shoes are best.  Floor is no-gloss hard wood.

Ongoing Class Content:

Week 1

SLOW - Taxeem, Arm Undulations, Floreos, plus variations

FAST - Shimmy, Zils

 

Week 2

Review previous moves

SLOW - Bodywave, plus variations

FAST - Arabic, Arabic Hiptwist + 1/2 turns

 

Week 3

Review previous moves

SLOW - Reverse Turn, Propeller Turn, Corkscrew Turn

FAST - Pivot Bump, Choo Choo, Arc Arm Turn
 

Week 4

Review previous moves

SLOW - Circle Step + turns

FAST - Egyptian + 1/2 turns, Reach & Sit

Formations & Chorus drills

Week 5

Review previous moves

SLOW - Torso Rotation + turns, Ribcage Rotation, Levels

FAST - Double Bump, Single Bump

Formations & Chorus drills

 

Week 6

Review previous moves

Shimmy Variations - Arabic Shimmy, Turkish Shimmy, Shoulder Shimmy, Ghawazee Shimmy

Formations & Chorus drills

 

Don't forget to bring your zils!

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Resources

FatChanceBellyDance® - costuming, zils, videos, music - all things American Tribal Style®

Flying Skirts - costuming

Saroyan Mastercrafts - zils & zil accoutrements

shutterbug94549 - photography

CONTACT

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