I have been doing American Tribal Style (ATS) belly dance since 2003 and teaching since 2011.
My formative experiences in Ukrainian dance (Poltava Ensemble) and taekwon-do have given me a foundation of physical movement and strength and have informed my aesthetic approach to dance. These have since been supplemented by classes in Egyptian style belly dance, bhangra, kathak, Cuban salsa, taiko, and karate.
I’ve taken a variety of belly dance workshops with Sonia, Kami Liddle, Sahira, Lava, Cera Byer, Lisa Zahiya, Lisa Hyde, Mira Betz, and tribal fusion pioneer Rachel Brice. I’ve taken ATS-specific workshops with Sandi Ball, Megha Gavin, Devi Mamak, and ATS creator Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman (of Fat Chance Belly Dance).
ATS is performed as group improv. Classes will impart a solid foundation of both the “fast” and “slow” movement vocabularies, the concept of “cues” and the importance of communication among dancers, familiarity with follow and lead positions, a sense of musicality, and an introduction to zilling, in an environment that supports learning and is body-positive.
Classes in Regina
River Heights Shopping Centre, lower level (#8, 2700 Montague Street)
Winter 2019 Classes – Wednesdays
January 23 – March 27, 2019
Beginner-intermediate (aka junior) at 6:30 pm – $180
Intermediate-advanced (aka senior) at 7:30 pm – $180
Send me a message if you have any questions or to register for a class.
I’m also available to teach private lessons. Contact me for details.