Category: Props

“Work That Skirt” Workshop

When I found out that my new friend from ATS GS, Lara Baker Whelan, was giving a workshop up in Chattanooga, I immediately went to the website to sign up, even before telling Margali. Skirts and Romany 9/8 rhythms, what’s not to love?? Luckily Margali was all for the road trip with me (again, skirts …

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MidSummer in Athens Part III — ATS® Basket Dance

(Read Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already) Ah, ATS®, familiar territory after four months of classes with Lacy & the intensive General Skills workshop. But what is this? Baskets with it?? Yes, baskets. Jaki Hawthorne, director of Jahara Phoenix Dance Company in Lawrenceville, has adapted some of the traditional moves and added a couple of …

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MidSummer in Athens Part I — Drumming

Christy Fricks of Sulukule in Athens hosted a mid-July, day-long trio of workshops to celebrate the middle of summer. Andrea & I found out about it via Facebook, and said to each other “why not?” After all, Athens is less than 1.5 hours on good highway from Andrea’s house, we had the weekend free, and …

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Fan Veils

Yesterday I took Mahtaab’s workshop on dancing with fan veils. I’ve done no veil work of any type before — when Irkosily Veil (the studio’s beginner veil choreography) was taught recently, I couldn’t take it because of scheduling. So this was my first experience with any kind of veil/fabric work in bellydance. If you don’t …

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