A dance from Rajasthan, India which is part of the fusion roots of tribal bellydance as we know it today. Enjoy the movement, the sounds, the colors, the energy of this amazing dance!
This video is of Ujbaba from Moscow, the first FC Sister Studio in Russia. Right near the beginning of this performance (in Beijing, China!) is one of my favorite examples of the “lazy susan” turn that I talk about in … Read More
First let me say, HAPPY 4th OF JULY to all my American readers. I hope this holiday finds you enjoying all the many freedoms and joys our country affords us. Let’s celebrate the truly positive today! Now, on to today’s … Read More
I feel like a little personal Mm Mm is in order, after the video of my sweet students was made available on YouTube. This group of ladies has been a dedicated bunch of dancers, and this performance represents so much … Read More
During a decompression meal after my FCBD ATS® Teacher Training intensive down in San Francisco in 2008, Sooz, Carla, Carrie, Quinn, and I were at a restaurant where they had paper on all the tables which you could jot on … Read More
Just a reminder that I *heart* ATS Month: A Tribal Intensive begins this Sunday, February 5th at m’illumino. We will have two hour workshops every Sunday evening during the month of February, focusing on ATS-based group improvisational bellydance and its … Read More
I am loving that Habibi has been digitizing their articles and putting them in an online archive. THANK YOU! Here is snippets from a gem from 1999, a history of American Tribal Style written by Kajira Djoumahna of BlackSheep Bellydance: … Read More
In my recent wanderings around the ATS dancer blogosphere, I came across the Pink Coin Belt Chronicles, which is a blog written by Yuska, a male *gasp*ATS dancer at FCBD studios. More than that, he just became the newest member … Read More