History of ATS®

View a compilation of videos and photos through the years, to get a sense of the roots of this amazing dance form, as well as a lecture on the thought process and artistic process that gave birth to ATS.

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Nomadic Journey of ATS® Bellydance

Based on the film “Latcho Drom” we would like to take you onto a journey and dive into the folkloric roots of ATS® Bellydance.  We will discuss influences and inspirations for certain ATS® steps and how to adapt them to a specific theme.  This workshop will include lecture and dance.  Please bring your zills. [Limit 30 […]

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Ethics for ATS® Dancers

We’ll continue the discussion we started in 2016, laying the groundwork for your own ethical code, reviewing and revisiting the ATS Tribal Code, and discuss interesting real-dance-life ethical situations such as gig payment, sexual harassment, and cooperating with your communities.  All are welcome to join the discussion! [limit 30 students]

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Practical Guide to Herding Cats

Practical Guide to Herding Cats: WildCard BellyDance’s guide on how to run a (fun)ctional troupe! As we all know, getting several women to all agree on the same thing can be a bit like herding cats. So how does a troupe manage to not only come together, and work together, but stay together? As a troupe […]

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Girdles for Goddesses

In ATS posture, we keep the rib cage lifted and the lower back long.  In this mostly lecture workshop, we’ll look at what this means, in anatomical terms.  We’ll study the bones, joints and muscles that comprise the two major girdles of the body– the shoulder girdle and the pelvic girdle.  We’ll discuss some common […]

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Tribal Counsel

CANCELLED- Historically, you have to come to FCBD® to learn about dance. Now we are offering services to support you as the instructor, business professional, and troupe director. Being an instructor, troupe director (or member), and businessperson is challenging. Executing the movement technique is essential for your proficiency in dance, but what about for all of the issues that come […]

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The Critique Contract: Giving and Receiving the Feedback You Need

Feedback on our dancing is important, but can be scary to give and receive! Learn time-tested methods for giving and receiving helpful, compassionate critique that allows everyone to improve AND stay friends. [Limit 30 students]

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How to Find your Superpower and Tell the World About It

Learn how to identify, package, and market your unique superpower to the world. Whether you are a professional dancer or a hobbyist looking to build classes in your local community, you will learn how to identify and package your unique brand for your target audience. This workshop will take you through specific steps to create […]

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