Workshops

Dancing, Drumming, and Make-Up

This Year's Workshops / What you'll learn

Molasses in Winter: The Ooie-Gooie of Slow
Kristine Adams & Anita Lalwani

The name of the game is ‘how slow can you go?’ bringing the super slinky into your dance. Get the snake charming technique to hypnotize the room and bring your slow to an all new level. Technique and drills.


This class qualifies for ATS® SSCE Certification.

Trios and Quartets do TSWAAT and ASWAAT
Kristine Adams & Anita Lalwani

Trios and quartets are ideal for presenting Turkish Shimmy with Arms and Turns and Arabic Shimmy with Arms and Turns. In this dance intensive workshop, we will clean our technique and drill the TSWAAT and ASWAAT using the trio and quartet formations.


This class qualifies for ATS® SSCE Certification.

Fading and Circling: Staying Centered and Alert
Kristine Adams & Anita Lalwani

Fading and circling are both ways to change the lead but as dancers, we don't want to broadcast this information to the audience. Learn how to seamlessly fade and circle up while still presenting the 'dance' so that even when you are transitioning from one leader/group to the next, you still look like you are dancing. Learn to troubleshoot issues that arise when the tribe is dancing in a circle, such as body angle, determining who the leader is, and what happens when 2 people take the lead at the same time.


This class qualifies for ATS® SSCE Certification.

Don't Get Caught in the Double Back Vortex!
Kristine Adams & Anita Lalwani

Whether you get stuck doing a certain move or you just forget where you are, this workshop will help you troubleshoot on the fly. Take back the lead, clean your formation, and extract yourself from pesky situations. In this workshop, we will look at how we can correct troubling situations as quickly and efficiently as possible.


This class qualifies for ATS® SSCE Certification.

ATS® Basics
Liz Malcolm

Whether you need to re-introduce yourself to American Tribal Style® or want to reinforce your basics with dancers you might not have ever met, this is the perfect class for you.


This class qualifies for ATS® SSCE Certification.

Shape Up Your Shimmies
DeAnna Freeman

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.


This class qualifies for ATS® SSCE Certification.

Dancing in Flow™
Valizan

Dancing in Flow™ was created by Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman with the class format of "all dance, no talk."

No verbal instruction, no partners or formations, just follow along and bliss out or you just want to dance without thinking.

Dancing in Flow® is a one hour class of ATS® Goodness divided into 4 fifteen minute segments with a silent water break every 15 min. Come dance. Come smile. Come Flow.

Work that Skirt ATS® Style - Slow Transitions, Duets and Trios
Krisztina

You have been dancing with your skirt to fast music using the Work That Skirt ATS® Style dialect but now you found a perfect, dramatic piece of music with both slow and fast parts and want to dance with your skirt, but what do you do during the slow parts?

This workshop will teach you how to do slow ATS® steps using your skirt, how to transition seamlessly between them, and how to transition from fast to slow with dramatic flair.

A Hair or Make-Up Class TBD
Richard Harper

We don’t yet know what Richard will teach, but we do know it will be an incredible, informative class that will help you look your best on stage and off. About 90 days before the event, we’ll send out a survey asking attendees to pick one of a variety of classes which might focus on hair, lips, eyes, cheeks, etc.

Beginning Middle Eastern Drumming
Rune Palland

This class will cover the basics of Middle Eastern drumming, including the basic sounds and playing techniques on the doumbek, two beginning rhythms, and some warm-ups and exercises. We will also go over some tips on getting the most out of practice time. Although this class is targeted at beginning drummers the class will be tailored for the skill levels of the drummers attending - drummers at all levels are encouraged to attend.

There will be several extra drums in the event some participants do not have a drum but everyone is strongly encouraged to bring a drum if they have one.

Intermediate / Advanced Middle Eastern Drumming
Rune Palland

This class will briefly review the basics of Middle Eastern drumming and will then introduce several new playing techniques on the doumbek, some new rhythms, and some variations on the rhythms covered in the beginning class. Time will also be spent covering additional drills and there will be a short discussion on the importance of good practice habits.

There will be several extra drums in the event some participants do not have a drum but everyone is strongly encouraged to bring a drum if they have one.

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