Classic / Modern / Traditional Sister Studio Continuing Education

Drumming for ATS®


January 21, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Laurie Lulu Martin and Angie Never

Dancing to live drumming adds a unique layer of power and intensity to the dynamic, vibrant presentation of American Tribal Style® bellydance.  In this workshop, we’ll walk you through the benefits (and challenges!) of live music performance and share how dancers can effectively communicate with drummers, drum for one another and gain valuable insight into how and why  learning to drum helps dancers more effectively interpret the music.  Through an investigation of basic Middle Eastern drum rhythms, tempo, phrasing, and visual/audio cues, you’ll develop the confidence to combine two improvised art forms into a seamless, impressive show.  All attendees will be treated as both dancers and drummers, so bring your favorite rhythm instrument and come prepared to move around!  Drums not required, but will be helpful. [SSCE, limit 50 students]