A Few Words of Wisdom From ATS® GS

I thought I’d share with you some of the more notable words of wisdom I picked up during the General Skills Certification. Mostly they are paraphrased because I was writing too fast to write down exact quotes. Your brain lives in an ivory tower, and would prefer you not move at all. It wants you …

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ATS® General Skills Day 4 — The Finale

Day 4 opened at the usual time with a very welcome yoga mini-session to get everyone good and stretched out for the morning’s rather strenuous agenda of laybacks and floorwork. We were all cautioned that working on these moves was strictly optional and that anyone with Issues should NOT attempt anything that might hurt them! …

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ATS® General Skills Day 3

By the end of Day 2 my brain was full to the point of exploding, but we were only halfway done!! Fortunately, Day 3 started with some familiar steps, the head slide and rib rotation (which I know from earlier classes as chest circle). To that we added the beautiful and graceful camel walk step, …

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Devyani TV — Atlanta GS video

I’m WAAAAAAY in the back on the right side, just in front of the mirror.

ATS® General Skills Day 2

On Day 2 we jumped right in to zills, ATS® style. Hmmm. Zills I can handle, if that’s ALL I have to handle. I can play the ATS® R-L-R pattern all day long, or at least until my wrists drop off. I can even walk with it. But with ATS®, whenever you are doing a …

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ATS® General Skills Day 1

It’s finally here — the Fat Chance Belly Dance American Tribal Style® General Skills Certification Workshop! (wow, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it?) I signed up months ago because it was HERE in Atlanta, and being taught by Carolena Nericcio herself with Megha Gavin of Devyani Dance Company in Birmingham, AL. With all good intentions, I …

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A Night in the Oasis!!

We originally thought we wouldn’t get to attend Mina’s inaugural Hafla at the Oasis because Amoora was supposed to have an event that night. But it got postponed, so Lacy arranged for her students to debut her first ever group choreography there. I missed the original email about it, so when I realized what was …

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TribalCon Revisited

Here’s a little look behind the scenes at TribalCon 2012, courtesy of XSaahirahX

Alicia of BellyCraft Workshop

Back in January Alicia Sparaco of BellyCraft came to Pera Dance Studio here in Atlanta for two days of workshops. I wasn’t able to do the whole weekend, but since my son had been at a loss as to what to give me for my birthday, he gave me the two Saturday workshops as my …

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TribalCon 2012

TribalCon — what can I say? My first one was both what I expected & completely surreal. I alternately felt inspired, amazed, spastically clumsy, awestruck, overwhelmed, peaceful, lonely, discouraged, determined…sometimes changing from one emotion to its polar opposite in an eyeblink. It was my first encounter with all of the teachers there: Tamalyn Dallal — …

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