Welcome to Deep Roots Dance
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!
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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.Read the whole article here:
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.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
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.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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.
Wayne Goss has a fantastic "mistake-proof" method that works with any color range and is a great introduction to some simple blending skills.