Coil Hafla & Workshops – with DeAnna of Prana Dance Co (Spokane, Washington, USA)
June 8-10, 2018
Join us for the entire weekend of workshops with DeAnna of Prana Dance Company! The Weekend Package gets you into Friday night Glow Flow for free, into all our offered weekend workshops, plus a cool limited edition t-shirt.
Friday, June 8th
* ATS® Glow Flow 5:30-7pm
Saturday, June 9th
* Yoga and conditioning for ATS® 9-11am
Learn how to improve your dance with yoga and conditioning! In this workshop you will not only learn how to use yoga asanas (postures) to enhance your ATS® practice and performance, but you’ll walk away understanding how to design your own sequences to help your specific needs as a dancer. Learn how to find your “edge” in each posture and how you can translate that into your dance to get the most out of every movement. Includes full yoga class, lecture and handouts. Bring index cards to create your own asana flashcards.
* Ultimate Undulations 12:30pm-3:30pm
From the snaky body wave to the fluid arabic step. We’ll work on everything from picky technique through anatomical breakdown to variations, duet combinations, fades and drills!
Sunday, June 10th
* Pranify and Execute 10am-12pm
We do not often think about our breathing patterns as we dance. Our prana, or life force energy, can be controlled to create a more powerful, energetic performance while also keeping us calm and increasing our stamina. We’ll learn the physical and mental aspects of prana and most importantly, the positive impact it can have on our ATS® practice and performance. This workshop is half breathing exercises with lecture and half drills and combinations to help you “pranify” your practice!
* Shape Up Your Shimmies 1:30pm-4:30pm
A beautiful shimmy relies on contrasting elements throughout the body. Knowing which muscles to control and release throughout the lower body and how to make the move look big and bouncy, but remain isolated from the torso is key to a fabulous shimmy. We’ll review the anatomy behind what drives the shimmy and how to get the most out of your movement while maintaining the isolation for layering that makes this move so magical. Class will begin with a short anatomy lecture followed by a hip healthy warmup that prepares us for a variety of exciting and challenging shimmy drills using our favorite classic and modern ATS® movements as well as more advanced movements and combinations from the shimmy family.
* Yin Yoga (30 minutes to one hour) – After an intense afternoon of shimmies, we’ll show our hips some extra love with nice long holds and deep breathing exercises. (This is part of the shimmy workshop)
COST: Early Bird Registration Before April 30th -$175
Registration after April 30th – $190
WHERE: Coil Studio: 304 W Pacific Ave, Suite 280, Spokane, WA 99201. http://bit.ly/2lEo9zK
We are located on the second floor of the Washington Cracker Co. Building in suite 280. Free parking is available in the connected lot, and the inexpensive street parking is free after 7pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and all day on Sundays. Access by stairs or elevator available.
Please pre-register to reserve your spot. Registrations are non-refundable; if you are unable to attend, you have the option of selling your ticket to someone else; please be sure to send the name of the new participant to email@example.com in order to get them on the guest list.
In 2004, DeAnna met Megha, Director of Devyani Dance Company, and fell in love with American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance. She joined Devyani Dance Company’s professional troupe in the fall of 2004 and in 2007 she was in the very first group to receive Sister Studio and Teacher Certification outside of FatChance BellyDance®. For the past ten years, DeAnna has dedicated her dance career to receiving the highest level of training and establishing herself as a leading professional in the ATS® community.
DeAnna is one of less than 20 Tribal Pura International Sister Studio Continuing Education instructors in the world and was one of the instructors accepted into the inaugural ATS® Advanced Teacher Training Certification.
She’s had the pleasure of teaching and performing throughout the United States as well as India. She has appeared in FatChanceBellyDance® Tribal Basics Volume 7, Volume 9, in multiple performance DVDs and as an instructor in Indian Temple Poses and Yoga for ATS®.
Her love of dance, movement and anatomy eventually led to her immersing herself in yoga study and teacher training. She became a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (200hr RYT) in December 2013 with a focus on Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow.
DeAnna’s continuous ATS® and yoga training creates a unique teaching style while remaining true to ATS® roots and tradition.
Bridge Street Belly Dance (Catskill, New York, USA)
June 16, 2018
An evening featuring Fusion Belly Dance performance artists from New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, this show is dedicated to the growing, evolving art form that is Fusion Belly Dance on the East Coast. Featuring dancers such as Serena Spears, Lauren Robbiani, Yvonne Michelle, Francesca Avani, Brenna Crowley, Danielle Hutton, and more!
Tickets: $22 advanced, $25 door
Doors open 7 PM, show starts 7:30 PM
Location: 44 W Bridge St, Catskill, NY 12414
Freedom Dance Workshops (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA)
June 30-July 1, 2018
Experience four amazing workshops with Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott of Irie Tribal!
- ATS and Beyond: Level 1 and 2 – SSCE
- ATS Skirt
- Fun Formations and Turning the Wheel – SSCE
- Creating an ATS Solo
Just $250 for the entire weekend of workshops – lunch included both days! Register by clicking on the Eventbrite link! Book your room for the weekend at Crowne Pointe Plaza by making your reservations directly with the Hotel and identifying yourself as members of Freedom Dance Workshops. The telephone number is 610-265-7500. When calling, please be sure to reference Freedom Dance Workshops to obtain your special conference rate of $139 per night. Performance Showcase, Saturday, June 30 @ 7 – 9 PM in the hotels Independence Ballroom. Performer applications will be accepted soon! Free admission to participants of the workshops and to performers. $10 at the door for guests and admirers!
Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott has been studying American Tribal Style® Bellydance, as created by Carolena Nericcio director of FatChance Bellydance®, since 1995. She first saw American Tribal Style® (ATS®) performed at an open air market in California, and immediately fell in love. ATS® is an artistic expression of a woman’s power, confidence, and femininity. For over 20 years, Cyndi has worked and studied to master this dance and bring it to others. Through her performances and classes, Cyndi strives to teach the full strength, friendship, and unity found in this dance. Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott became Kansas\’s Premier FatChance Bellydance® Sister Studio in 2011 and now, in 2016, has achieved her Advanced American Tribal Style® Teacher Certification and is now a Sister Studio Continuing Education Instructor. She only wishes to plant the seed that Carolena has given her and watch it grow. Her dance company name, Irie Tribal, is derived from the Rastafarian saying, ‘Irie,’ which stands for ‘I Respect I Eternally,’ and is a word that conveys hope and happiness–exactly the emotion Cyndi endeavors to create through ATS®.
Tribal Union 2018 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
August 10-12, 2018
Tiana Frolkina and Tinka will be headlining this action-packed weekend. Direct from Russia, Tiana is a sought after teacher in Europe for both her amazing fusion and ATS® skills. Tinka is a pistol who can bookworm with the best of them. This will be both of their first times teaching in America! In addition we will have TWO star-studded shows!
Technically Speaking Above and Beyond! (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)
August 18, 2018
Egyptian, Pivot Bump, Arabic, Shimmy, Up 2 Down 3, Arabic Hip Twist, TSWAAT, ASWAAT, are just a handful of moves we are going to totally breakdown and get technical. Our movements in ATS® are meant to be Fluid and Dynamic!
The ATS® asthetic is based on movements that are natural to our bodies. In this fun and challenging intensive, we are going to get down to the nitty gritty and work on technique! We will explore where the movements come from and how to execute each one from your fingers to your toes!
We will put together combinations and Drill that will flow and get your muscles fired up!
All levels of ATS® welcome! These workshops are geared toward ATS® students, instructors, and performers.
11:30 – 12:30 Vending
12:30 – 5:00 Workshop
For info & tickets (787) 306-0467
Tribal Summit 2018 with Wendy Allen (Silverton, Colorado, USA)
September 14-16, 2018
Join Caldera Tribal in historic Silverton, Colorado for an intimate mountain retreat filled with autumn leaves, camaraderie, and American Tribal Style® belly dance workshops with FatChanceBellyDance® Instructor Emeritus Wendy Allen! This Fifth Annual Tribal Summit weekend includes four workshops, a lecture, a dance jam/meet & greet, vending, and a community hafla featuring performances by workshop participants and Wendy herself! Dancers of all stripes are welcome, but a working knowledge of ATS® basics will ensure you get the most out of the weekend. Don’t miss this stellar weekend of learning, laughter, sisterhood… and of course amazing fall colors and small town charm in the heart of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. Class size is limited and this event will sell out, so reserve your spot today!
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.
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