Integrated dance Day 1 Yoga mats out, dance manuals distributed, we started with an orientation, introductions and then the usual health n safety announcements. As the students around the room spoke about their dance experience and why they had come to the programme… I began to feel a little out of place. I was there… Read More My Journey into Integrated Dance
In December 2016 I watched a documentary called Minimlism: A documentary about the important things. Directed by Matt D’Avella, and staring Ryan Nicodemus, and Joshua Fields Millburn . To say this documentary has completely changed my life is an understatement. In May of 2016, my then husband Paul bought me a book; Marie Kondo ‘s The magic… Read More A Thank you to the Minimalists.
A little while ago I had the opportunity to perform at one of my favourite haflas (belly dance party) and I did the following 2 performances; A solo I created with a zills – a choreography (which i never normally do – I usually rely on improvisation, as I often forget choreography!) and my first… Read More Dancing at my favourite Hafla
For me, movement is a healer. When you cannot speak your truth, or perhaps your head is ‘too full’ or when you just cannot find any words to articulate how you feel, sometimes all we have is the gestures and body language we create through movement. I find that when I get overwhelmed, sometimes I… Read More Movement is a Healer
What is ATS®? check out www.FCBD.com!!! My favourite youtube video gives a great idea of the magic of ATS® dance ATS stands for American Tribal Style®. It is a form of improvisational belly dance created by Carolena Nericcio; the director of a dance company called Fat Chance Belly Dance®. Rather than the dancers standing in… Read More What is ATS®?
What is an ATS® costume? “I can only speak for my troupe in terms of the evolution of costuming style. My teacher, Masha, encouraged us to wear a choli and pantaloons, a fringe shawl, lots of big chunky jewelry and a headdress or some sort of embellished hair worn up. The coin bra was optional.… Read More The American Tribal Style Bellydance Costume