Powerful Percussion continues this week!
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We just finished a fantastic three week session bending our brains and building our agility and stamina in finger cymbal percussion. Thanks to Helene for a truly challenging and rewarding series of classes. Everyone is buzzing about what a fantastic … Read More

What to expect as you progress
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Last year I began teaching occasional comprehensive workshops in which we cover all the movement vocabulary and concept material for each of Level 1 and Level. In that workshop, we also defined what are the skills students are expected to … Read More

Upcoming Performances with inFusion Tribal Bellydance
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Here are a few of inFusion Tribal’s upcoming performances in August. We hope to see you out and about celebrating this gorgeous Seattle summer!! Totally Tribal HaflaSaturday, August 15, 20094-7pmOttoman Trading Company at Country Village Shops826 237th St SEBothell, WA … Read More

Just reach for it…
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“I have learned a great lesson this last week/2 weeks. I must pay attention to my intentions. I got a little lost for a bit because I allowed my focus to stray from my ultimate goal. I guess I’ve spent … Read More

Dance as Healing – There Are No Words
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Below is an article I wrote for the now-defunct Caravan Trails quarterly newsletter which used to be produced by Paulette Rees-Denis of Gypsy Caravan. I was author of a regular column called “Of the Tribe”, for which I wrote short … Read More

Powerful Percussion – Special Skills n’ Drills session!
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Powerful Percussion with guest instructors Helene Eriksen and Erik Brown Thursdays 8:30-9:30pm Helene Eriksen – Finger Cymbals: July 23 & 30, August 6 Erik Brown – Middle Eastern Drums: August 13, 20, 27 Helene Eriksen and Erik Brown will be … Read More

Tribal Style: Getting our Terms Straight
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More blasts from the past today! After I found that old class outline, I also found a repository of some of my old articles from various publications. Below is an article I wrote for the now-defunct Caravan Trails quarterly newsletter … Read More

Soft Addictions
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Thanks to Andrea Wagnon for linking me up to this over on Facebook!http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=52408 Do mindless activity and bad habits have a hold on you? Get the tow truck, you’re in a rut. By Jeanie Lerche DavisWebMD FeaturePublished Feb. 18, 2004 … Read More

Teaching dancers ethics and responsibility…
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This topic has come out of a discussion that is being bandied about on one of our local discussion groups here in Washington. One of the many micro-topics within it had to do with the idea that dance need not … Read More

Fusion as dessert
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I was musing to my husband recently about musical choices, and how our troupe went from a good mix of folkloric and funky, to straight up funky, and is now trying to bring back in some of that folkloric. I … Read More

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