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I’m thrilled to announce that my DVD’s are headed to Udemy.com! Udemy is a service that offers online teaching for a variety of things. It offers some big advantages over DVD’s:
You don’t need a DVD or DVD player any more; just an Internet connection.
Once you purchase a course, access lasts forever. You don’t have to worry about where your DVD is. Just log in and run the course whenever you want.
Instructors can (and I will) update the courses from time to time and the updates are automatically granted to you without any additional cost.
You can use it on any Internet enabled device - computer, tablet, phone, cast to your TV, whatever connects.
No shipping charges.
I’m offering a special, introductory price to my latest course, ATS® Drill Companion – Volume 5: Slow Steps, for $22,99. Please click this link: https://www.udemy.com/ats-drill-companion-series-volume-5-slow-steps/?couponCode=2H9URVDL386X to register for the course.
If you’ve already purchased this DVD, never fear, I have a coupon code for you, too! If you already have the DVD, please send me proof (a picture of you with the DVD will work) and your email address and I’ll send you a link for the lowest price at which Udemy will let me sell the course - $9.99. Because that’s more than I feel I should charge for those who already purchased the DVD, I’ll also send you a code for $5 off the introductory price for my next course when it releases.
The rest of the ATS® Drill Companion series and the Work That Skirt ATS® Style dialect will also be available on Udemy in the next couple of weeks or so. If you would like to be notified when those are available, as well as receive access codes for discounts, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will be offering the same deal above for those who have purchased the other DVD’s as well as introductory pricing for everyone else.
Zil Cubbies, what they are and why you need them.
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To welcome Spring I thought it would be nice to focus on grounding and centering, so follow me through a short ATS® dance segment that will help you balance your Root Chakra.
that Skirt – ATS® Style:
An ATS® movement dialect for skirt created by Krisztina Clark with extensive consultation and creative input from Carolena.
I have been dancing for most of my life and teaching ATS®, World Fusion, Turkish and Roma styles of Belly Dance for over 15 years. ATS® was the first style of dance I taught, but with no tribe to perform with as I was the only one in the area doing ATS® at the time, I performed mostly solo Fusion and Turkish Roma styles with theatrical skirt dancing taking a front seat in many of my performances. As a result I quickly became known for my skirt technique and had many requests for classes so I started teaching a class focused on skirt technique.
Developing the dialect:
Even though I have developed a movement dialect for ATS®, I am very much a purist at heart. With that in mind, it was very important to me that this dialect kept true to all the ATS® standards; keeping the ATS® posture, keeping the steps as close to the originals as possible, only adding skirt to steps when the skirt would enhance the step, and never adding it to steps where it would add nothing, or worse, detract from the original step.
What makes it unique:
I have been asked what makes the Work that Skirt ATS® Style dialect different from other skirt dialects. I have not studied any others and actually made it a point to not even watch video of any other skirt performances during the time I was adapting my skirt steps into the ATS® dialect so that I would not be influenced by anything anyone else was doing. Since solidifying and filming the instructional DVD for the Work that Skirt ATS® Style dialect several years ago, I have seen a few live performances and noticed that there are a few unique differences, especially in the way the Arabics and Egyptians are performed in the Work that Skirt ATS® Style dialect.
The other thing that I think makes it unique is that I worked closely with Carolena in developing this dialect. Throughout the course of working with her, some of the steps were changed from the way I had originally done them with a more Romany flare to more closely fit within the ATS® framework, making her input in developing this dialect invaluable. There is nothing quite like having someone to not only bounce ideas off of, but who is in the unique position to know the ins and outs of the entire vocabulary.
Work that Skirt ATS® Style on a global scale:
Skirt-work adds such a fun and sassy element that you can’t help but get lost in the dance and just live in the moment in total dance bliss. I love to see all of the dancers who have studied the Work that Skirt ATS® Style dialect, either by DVD or in workshops with me, performing it with their troupes. It is amazing to see something that you dreamed up come to life in others and to see the incredible joy they feel as they are doing it.
The future of the dialect:
The Work that Skirt ATS® Style instructional DVD was released about two years ago now, but the dialect has continued to grow. I am working on filming Work that Skirt ATS® Style Duets and Work that Skirt ATS® Style Slow Vocabulary.
My mentors <3
I am so very thankful to be blessed with such amazing teachers whom I have had the pleasure to work closely with over the years. They added so much to both the development of this dialect and my background in ATS® and theatrical skirt-work, Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman and Artemis Mourat. I wouldn’t be the dancer I am today without them and this dialect would have never been created.
back in the next few weeks for a video preview of the slow dialect, a
new fast step that isn’t on the DVD, and a detailed look at the arms
in the Egyptian. And as always feel free to contact me with any
questions you have and keep sending video of your troupe performing
with your skirts. :)