Sacred Circles Tribal Dance Retreat (Lexington, Michigan, USA)
October 11-14, 2018
Four days of dance, amazing food, stunning atmosphere in the woods right on Lake Huron, drumming and dancing around nightly campfires, two shows, tons of shopping. This year’s instructors include: Anita Lalwani, Kristine Adams, DeAnna Freeman, Liz Malcolm, Rune Palland, Richard Harper, Angie Never, Valizan, and Krisztina Naz-Clark.
Phoenix Rising Dance Festival® (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
November 2-4, 2018
Divine Chaos Tribal® Fusion, LLC Presents the 3rd Annual Phoenix Rising Dance Festival® November 2-4th, 2018 Phoenix, Arizona Festival, Workshops, Community Stage Performances, Vending, Friday Gala Show, After Party, and More! Workshops with Silvia Salamanca, Cyndi Elliott, Raven, Ava Fleming, Mahin, Krisenna, Carrie Konyha, and Terri Walden.
ATS Workshops with Liz Malcolm (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)
December 1-2, 2018
Join Liz Malcom, director of Dala Tribal, Assistant Director of Devyani Dance Company and SSCE Instructor, for this two-day workshop in Columbia, SC. Currently Liz is sharing the gift of ATS® and the remarkable community it fosters by teaching weekly classes in Birmingham, Alabama as an ATS® belly dance Sister Studio Continuing Education Instructor (SSCE) and by lending her knowledge and skills to the position of assistant director of Dala Tribal (a local collective).
Saturday, December 1, 2018
10 AM-12 PM: The Magic Wand; Back to the Magical ATS® Roots
Carolena has given us a gift that accentuates the classic strength and beauty of women and dance. ATS® has become a worldwide phenomenon becoming stronger and stronger with an ever-growing family of steps. In this workshop we will look at the foundation of American Tribal Style that has gotten us to where we are today. Liz will focus on ATS® Classics steps, traditional music and the ATS® costume.
Requirements: Finger cymbals, notebook, water, and a familiarity with steps on Volumes 1 and 4.
1-3 PM: The Rabbit from the Hat; Creating Modern Marvels in ATS®
One of the marvels of ATS® is the creative development of new steps empowered by the classic ATS core. Over time new steps, combinations, and formations have been adopted into the ATS® format to form the Modern family and dialect. In this workshop, Liz will focus on the development process, how these steps were adapted and what makes them successful, guiding you on your own magical journey.
Intermediate to Advanced Levels
Requirements: Finger cymbals, notebook, water, and a familiarity with Volumes 7 and 9.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
10 AM-12 PM: The Linking Rings; Magical Circles in ATS®
One of the most beautiful experiences in ATS® is dancing in the circle. Circles feel complete and unified and represent notions of infinity and togetherness, so why do we get out of it so fast? Let’s explore being in it, let it link us, really feeling its wholeness and magic while we dance.
Intermediate to Advanced Level
Requirements: Finger cymbals, notebook, water, and a familiarity with steps from Volumes 4, 7 and 9.
1-3 PM: Abracadabra; Lights, Music, Magic!
Now that you know the Classic and Modern ATS® steps, let’s bring the full package to the stage for an amazing display of ATS® Magic! Improv dancing is an exciting way of communicating in the flow, but for a stage show you might want to plan with a bit more detail. Planning a set with creativity by choosing formations and steps that accentuate the music excites the energy of the group working together!
Intermediate to Advanced Level
Requirements: Familiarity with ATS steps on Volumes 1, 4, 7 and 9.
Bring pantaloons, skirt, choli, coin bra, finger cymbals and jewelry. If you don’t have these elements of costuming, please borrow them.
In 1995, Liz began her journey into belly dance on a whim by walking into a class with a friend. The empowering spirit of the dance and fellowship hooked her immediately and it wasn’t long before she co-founded a Middle Eastern dance company with fellow dance sisters. Zivah Saphirah specialized in studying and performing Egyptian cabaret and folkloric dances.
Liz loved the way she felt when she danced, but found self-confidence a constant challenge. Upon discovering American Tribal Style (ATS)® she was drawn to the strong and powerful aesthetic of the format, but there were no classes available in the city. Not to be thwarted, Liz spent several years studying all the ATS® videos and materials she could get her hands on. In 1999 Liz’s prayers were answered when Megha returned to Birmingham. Liz began studying with Megha and her love for the dance blossomed. Her experience leading a dance company and dedication to ATS® led to an invitation to join Devyani Dance Company in 2004. Since then, she has had the pleasure of teaching and performing ATS® throughout the United States and internationally.
Through the dance Liz found a conduit for self-confidence and she set out to share it with as many people as she could. She received her American Tribal Style® General Skills and Teacher Certification in April 2007 followed by her Teacher Training 2 (TT2) Certification in 2009. She was honored to of completed into the first Advanced Teacher Training in San Francisco and completed the two-week intensive in June 2015.
East Coast Classic Dance Festival and Competition (Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA)
January 17-20, 2019
The East Coast Classic Dance Festival and Competition is a weekend bellydance festival in Virginia Beach, VA, January 17-20, 2019. It features coaching by internationally acclaimed judges, fresh new workshop topics, and a community collaborative vibe that will keep you staying up late and getting up early so you don’t miss a thing.
ATS® Reunion 2019: Dancing in the Desert (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
January 24-27, 2019
ATS® Reunion 2019: Dancing in the Desert – January 24-27, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona – Three days and three nights with workshops, community, focused dancing, shopping, performances, and the very best in American Tribal Style (ATS) bellydance. Registration opened on April 1, 2018.
We are so excited invite you to join us at ATS® Reunion in 2019! We have an amazing event planned for you.
There will be two registration options for ATS® Reunion: Full Weekend Package and A La Carte registration. The weekend package is your best value including all workshops, warm up/cool down classes, the opening reception and hafla, and both performance showcases. If you want more flexibility not to attend everything then A La Carte is the right choice. We do have limited space in some workshops, so register early. A La Carte registration opened on April 3, 2018 after the unprecedented sold out achievement for the limited Weekend Packages. In Phoenix for 2019, the hotel provides breakfast to all guests, and the weekend package includes lunches!
Our 2019 Instructors
We are excited about the Instructors who are part of our 2019 line-up. http://atsreunion.com/instructors/
Our 2019 Workshops – http://atsreunion.com/workshops/
Friday 9:30-11:30 AM – Opening Workshop with Carolena
Friday 12-1 PM – Lecture #1 – pick from two options [during Lunch Break]
Friday 1-3 PM – Workshop #1 – pick from five options
Friday 3:30-5 PM – Workshop #2 – pick from five options
Saturday 9:30-11:30 AM – Workshop #3 – pick from five options
Saturday 12-1 PM – Lecture #2 – pick from two [during Lunch Break]
Saturday 1-3 PM – Workshop #4 – pick from five options
Saturday 3:30-5 PM – Workshop #5 – pick from five options
Sunday 9:30-11:30 AM – Workshop #6 – pick from five options
Sunday 12-1 PM – Lecture #3 – pick from two [during Lunch Break]
Sunday 1-2 PM – Dancing in Flow™ with Carolena – Closing Workshop
Class limits will be indicated on the schedule, for example if a class is marked with  then this means only 55 dancers can sign up for that workshop. If a class qualifies for Sister Studio Continuing Education credits, it will be marked as [SSCE] (for those dancers enrolled in the SSCE program).
Also available are the three Warm-up Classes and two Cool-down Classes. The warm-up and cool-down classes are included in your full package and can be purchased individually for A La Carte.
Warm Up Class Friday – 8-9 AM
Cool Down Class Friday – 5-5:30 PM
Warm Up Class Saturday – 8-9 AM
Cool Down Class Saturday – 5-5:30 PM
Warm Up Class Sunday – 8-9 AM
Are you looking for the latest information about the schedule of events for 2019? Keep an eye on the Schedules page as we update and share more details. http://atsreunion.com/schedule/
The Tribal Massive (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
March 2-16, 2019
An unbelievable line up of master level instructors! Zoe Jakes, Mira Betz, Kami Liddle, Jill Parker, Amy Sigil, April Rose, Sadie Marquardt, Colleena Shakti, and Sera Solstice!
- The Tribal Massive Pro Track: Zoe Jakes, Mira Betz, Kami Liddle, & Jill Parker teach 48 hours of Professional Level instruction to an intimate class of just 18 students
- The Tribal Massive Adv/Pro Track: Zoe Jakes, Mira Betz, Kami Liddle, & Jill Parker teach 48 hours of Advanced to Professional Level instruction to a boutique class of just 38 students
- The Mini-Massive: April Rose launches her brand new dancer development and teacher training program “Bellydance Cohesion Stage 1 + Stage 2 Preview at Massive 2019! Open to all levels of dancers.
- The Mini-Massive: S.I.G.I.L is the newest dance course written by dancer, choreographer, creator of ITS, and director of UNMATA: Amy Sigil. Open to all levels of dancers.
- The Tribal Massive Week 2: Colleena Shakti, one of the most stunning and glorious dancers of our time will at long last be with us for Massive 2019! Stay tuned for the details of her course materials, but sign up now for the best pricing! For adv/pro level dancers.
- The Tribal Massive Week 2: Sadie Marqquardt, Oriental mega star joins us for Massive 2019 with a thrilling set of movement classes and best practices for advancing not only your dance but your marketing and professionalism. Class materials will be up on the website asap, but sign up now for best pricing! For adv/pro level dancers.
Only coming for the shows? We invite you to register for 1-day workshops on Sunday March 10, 2019. Study with Zoe Jakes, Kami Liddle, Jill Parker, or Sera Solstice!
Save the Dates
- Fission™ Movement Showcase™ Friday, March 9, 2019
- The Massive Spectacular™ Saturday, March 10, 2019
- The Tribal Massive™ March 2-16, 2019
- The Mega Massive™ March 2-6, 2022
Stone Soup Tribal Weekend (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
April 6-7, 2019
What is Stone Soup? Stone Soup is a folktale about about the power of openness and collaboration where hungry travelers convince a village to come together, share bits and pieces of what they have, and ultimately enjoy an incredible meal together. The Stone Soup Tribal Weekend will honor that spirit, allowing each participant to explore and discover their own gifts and contributions to their personal dance practice, their troupe, and the dance community at large through dance and drumming workshops featuring Angie Never and Zach Beery of Sacred Shimmy Belly Dance, a performance and open dance/drum jam, and community building and fellowship.
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