Winter Caravan poster courtesy of Sahara Dance. Used with permission.
In 2 weeks, I’ll be dancing with my ATS® troupe for the big, annual Spring show, Under A Desert Moon (UDM). I decided to share my second dance performance, which was the Winter Caravan show back in December.
I’m absolutely loving tribal belly dance. Eventually, I’d like to branch out into Tribal Fusion, but for now, I’m working on tribal belly dance. Tribal Fusion is an off-shoot of tribal. In dance, one never stops learning. In addition to leading workshops, belly dance instructors still take classes to hone their craft.
Our dance troupe performs American Tribal Style (ATS®) vs. Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS). The difference? ATS® follows a distinct, dance vocabulary, created by Carolena Nericcio, who also created her dance troupe, Fat Chance Belly Dance®. ITS is tribal belly dance that is not ATS®. In other words, ATS® is the “brand name” whereas ITS is simply, tribal belly dance. You have to be certified in ATS® in order to teach it.
Here’s my makeup and costume for our Winter Caravan performance:
Here are a few pics from our Winter Caravan performance. Our performance video is located after my signature:
I’m so excited for the upcoming Spring performance! I do love classical, Egyptian belly dance, but I think tribal is more my style. Stay tuned for more ATS® photos and videos.
Love & Shimmies,