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INTRO TO BELLYDANCE WORKSHOP
THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 24th, 4-6pm

Deep Roots Dance instructor Carmen Bellotti will be rocking a fun and challenging Intro to Tribal Bellydance workshop this Sunday, August 24th at 4pm, with the backup mojo of fellow instructor Shay Moore. Head over to the Workshop Page to register!

Deep Roots Dance offers ATS®-based tribal and tribal fusion instruction and performances in the Seattle area. Director Shay Moore has been joyfully teaching and performing bellydance in Seattle and around the nation for over ten years. Shay continues to train and inspire exceptional dancers everywhere with her passion and commitment to furthering the art of tribal bellydance.

Bellydance is great for your health!

Like other low-impact activities, dancing can help strengthen bones and muscles, improve your posture and balance, increase your stamina and flexibility, reduce stress and tension, build confidence, and ward off illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, and depression. Not to mention provide opportunities to meet awesome people! So if you're tired of the treadmill and looking for a fun way to stay fit and healthy, it's time to join a class and see for yourself all the amazing benefits you can enjoy with bellydancing!

Locations:

Tuesdays: m'illumino
6921 Roosevelt Way NE - Seattle, WA

Wednesdays: Dance Underground
Coming Fall 2014

Thursdays: Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave. N, Room 7 - Seattle, WA

Cost:

$75 per 6-week session
$135 for two classes a week
Can't get enough?

Unlimited class package also available!

drop-ins available to continuing students, $15 per class

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Classes are booking up fast in 2014. Don't miss out! Visit the Classes Page to review the schedule, then you can quickly and easily register online.


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Shut Up and Shimmy - Featuring Carmen!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Our very own Carmen Bellotti was the featured guest on the local podcast, Shut Up and Shimmy. Give it a listen and hear what it's like to go from student, to performer, to teacher, and all the challenges and joys it brings to grow in this dance. WAY TO GO CARMEN! Lelelelelelele!

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Mm Mm Monday - Tabu at Tribal Massive

Monday, July 14, 2014

Old school yumminess is right here, right now, in your face. Tabu performs a fabulous old school bellydance pot dance and drum choreography. The costuming! The music! The skillz! Mmm MMMMMMMMM!

22 Things Good Dancers Do Differently

Thursday, July 10, 2014

 A dancer blog post has been making the rounds lately and has excellent advice. Here are just a sampling of the gems:

7. Strive to constantly make new discoveries about dancing (rather than waiting to be spoon fed the answers). This is a crucial part of developing your unique perspective and voice. Don’t be a dance robot.
8. Seek out instructors/mentors they mesh with and who push them.
9. Practice the shit out of everything. Does this one need explaining? Of course you’ll need to do high-quality practice, not mindless practice.
10. Disregard their inner critics’ harsh thoughts. Your inner critic is just a little child trying to distract you from doing worthwhile things. Hit the ignore button.
Read the whole article here:
http://rebeccabrightly.com/good-dancers-differently/

Tribal Bellydance Costuming 101

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I teach costuming workshops now and again, specifically for tribal and fusion bellydancers. I used to be a professional costumer, so I have spent quite a lot of time considering all the elements that go into this style--what makes it so rich, without being gaudy? It's also so very personal--there is not real "uniform"--so it is open to wide interpretation. I have addressed the topic in brief in a previous blog post, but for a deeper look into successful costuming I offer this new post. This was developed off of a handout I have given at past workshops, which addresses some key considerations for American Tribal Style, ITS, tribal, and tribal fusion bellydance.

Getting Started with Makeup

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

One of the most requested topics I get, both online and in workshop requests, is for makeup tutorials. Makeup takes a lot of experimentation and can be frustrating at first, especially if you have never or rarely worn makeup in everyday life to begin with. Everything seems so intimidating! Garish! SCARY!

So here is your invitation to play. Explore. Build up your courage and confidence. And go forth and make your face glamorous!

Here are some videos I like:

A bare beginners lesson in makeup. Not dramatic enough for stage, but is great for helping you understand the steps, what shades of a palette go where, etc. I think her "newbie" tutorial cred gets ditched right around when she decides to do WINGED LINER, so I say skip that business if you're not ready to rock that.
http://youtu.be/vo1HggTYeJk

TheMakeupChair has lots of great videos. This is good, close-up, simple. You can put so many colors in where she puts the golden yellow color.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FLhm3u94qo

Wayne Goss has a fantastic "mistake-proof" method that works with any color range and is a great introduction to some simple blending skills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEAYXm3ezNg

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