Category: Class stories

Things that happen in class

10 Signs You Should Start Belly Dance Classes Now

Guest post by Amy Danielson of The Eye Atelier, reprinted by permission This list was compiled from the comments of lots and lots of belly dancers, and from the life experiences of Alexandra Moehagen and Amy Danielson. 1. You already wear all your jewelry at once. 2. When you listen to *any* music, you secretly …

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Tempest in Town!!

Sometimes good things happen on very short notice. In November, Lacy found that Laura Zakroff, aka Tempest, would be in town for a few days with The Ghost Project. Well, let’s not let THAT opportunity go to waste! Time was short and money was tight for many people right before the holidays, though, so two …

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A Few Words of Wisdom From ATSĀ® 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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ATSĀ® 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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ATSĀ® 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.

ATSĀ® General Skills Day 2

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

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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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ATS I Comes to an End

Tonight was the last night of our six-week ATS (American Tribal Style) Level I class. It turned out I was the only one who made it to class! Andrea had to teach; it was Kat’s daughter’s birthday; I have no clue where Jeannette was. Well, when you’re the only one in class, you get challenged. …

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