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ATS Old/New – My Take
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I have been engaged in many discussions about the New/Old ATS announcement, on Tribe and on Facebook and in mails with friends, and even had a chat with Carolena today. I haven’t said too much about my thoughts on this … Read More

ATS – The new definition from Carolena
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At about 5pm this evening, Carolena has officially expanded her definition of ATS. Here is the latter portion of her announcement this evening. I would love to hear what you think. “There is still some confusion about what is ATS … Read More

Rachel Brice on Tribal Fusion
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Gotta love it: “There are very few rules in Tribal Fusion, but in my humble opinion the one constant is that the dancer or group is versed in American Tribal Style as taught by Carolena Nericcio. Her stylistic approach to … Read More

Jane of all trades?
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Trying to be everything to everyone can be exhausting. I know! I’ve tried! Looking back on the evolution of my dance, I can see a sort of wave-like motion. That is, like a wave pushing forward which swells and swells … Read More

iPod Touch worth it?
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Today a student of mine asked about iPod Touch on her FB, and it got me thinking about my Touch I got for Christmas and how it has been working out for me in the intervening months. I wrote her … Read More

Cues & Tattoos: truly a labor of love
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This past weekend on the Seattle Center campus was the Cues & Tattoos festival, hosted by Troupe Hipnotica, and is the braindchild of Adriene Rice and Julia Demarest. It focuses on stylistic variations which are rooted in the original American … Read More

Theater skills in dance
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Over on Shira’s Tribe there is a spin-off discussion on what theater skills we think bellydancers could benefit from knowing. As an amateur actor all my life, and a theater major at the University of Washington, and community theater participant … Read More

Finding my footing…
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As I type this, our troupe is in the middle of the busiest performance season we have had in of years. By mid-March, we will have had eight performances in three weeks, when in the previous months we had closer … Read More

Spoon’s take on the evolution of Bellydance
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Tribe isn’t as dead as many people think, and over on Shira’s tribe, there has been a lot of eager discussion about bellydance fusion and its legitimacy as bellydance. Some purists posit that it is an insult to the cultures … Read More

Paulette’s Musing: Dancing with Grace
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Over on Momma Paulette’s blog she wrote late last year about moving with grace while still being grounded. I enjoyed this summation at the end of the post: That is what should happen in tribal when you are following your … Read More

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