Dance Fundamentals. Learn the basic steps, cues, formations, music theory and zil patterns.
Tribal Combinations. Build on all of the techniques learned in level one with more complex steps, introduction to partnering and chorus.
Your amazing skirts don't just have to be part of your costume, they can be a prop to add a new dynamic to your dance. Krisztina has long been known for her beautiful skirt-work and now she will teach you how to take many Classic and Modern ATS® steps and add a new level to them with skirt moves. You will also learn a few of Krisztina's signature steps that she has adapted to fit into the ATS® format.
Adding props to your dance can add a dramatic new aspect while also improving balance, posture and isolations. We will work with skirts utilizing steps from Krisztina’s Work that Skirt format, and balancing with swords and baskets.
Prerequisites: Must be proficient in all L1 and L2 steps to attend this class.
World Fusion techniques, drills and choreography
Learn the ancient art of belly dance while toning your muscles, gaining flexibility and relieving stress. This class will focus on correct dance posture, stretching, strengthening, isolations, foundation steps, traveling steps, graceful arms, shimmies, step combinations, intro to world fusion and tribal fusion choreographies and ATS®/American Tribal Style® group improv steps, formations, zils, and costuming. World fusion bellydance has its foundation in classic Egyptian bellydance then adds steps and inspirations from countries all across the Middle and Far East including Turkey, India, North Africa, and Spain. No previous dance experience necessary.
This class will focus on refining all level 1 foundation moves, add level 2 moves, layering, stretching, and strengthening. Also included are step drills and more complex tribal/world fusion combos and choreographies. Tribal/gypsy skirt techniques and props are introduced at this level. Note: This class is 1½ hours.
Prerequisites: Good working knowledge of all material in tribal/world fusion belly dance basics.
This class adds to the material learned in levels 1 and 2 and focuses on more complex layering techniques, new steps and step combinations and tribal/world fusion choroegraphies with the use of props including gypsy skirts, veils, baskets, swords, candles, trays, fans, spoons, and zills. Note: This class is 2 hours.
Prerequisites: Good working knowledge of all material in basics and beyond basics classes.
Learn the steps, turns, gestures and combos unique to Turkish style belly dance. These classes will learn a full choreography and how to improv to Turkish music. Also included: veil work, zills, history, costuming and music interpretation.