Tribal Bellydance Class Series with Dayl Workman, Nia White Belt
May 11-18-25 & June 1
American Tribal Style ® FUNdamentals
American Tribal Style ® (ATS) Belly Dance is an approachable modern style of belly dance that does not generally use choreography. Dancers move as a group with a rotating leader who cues the transitions between moves. The dancers use a shared set of dance vocabulary and cueing to improvise together. Folkloric dance styles from the Middle East, North African, Spain, and India significantly influence ATS® movements, costuming and music choices.
This entry-level class provides students with the foundational steps – both fast and slow – as well as the posture, formations and the improvisational format of ATS®. Dayl welcomes both newcomers and also dancers who want to work on, or improve their foundational movements. .
Learning to belly dance in a fun and welcoming class environment with Dayl Workman of Sahara Spirit Tribal Belly Dance is a great way to gain confidence, meet new friends and increase fitness while having fun.
What to wear: Anything you are comfortable & can move freely in. Bring a scarf to tie around your hips. No coin belts please.
What to bring: Your enthusiasm!
This introductory class series lasts for 4 Saturdays only. For more information about ATS, please visit here.
Anyone who attended our 2016 Diwali performance of the Ramayana will recognize Dayl as the detestably alluring demon princess Shurpanaka! In 2017’s performance she poured herself into playing the jealous stepmother Kaikei. This woman knows how to enter a character, explore it, and seek its soul message.
As a teacher, Dayl creates a great space in which to learn, injecting humour and encouragement in the class environment whilst catering to all learning styles.
Dayl’s passion for tribal belly dance extends to the love of community, bringing people together to move and dance the same “language”. She believes that creativity is a vehicle for good health, and what better way than to express it than through the art of dance! Dayl creates a great space in which to learn, injecting humour and encouragement in the class environment whilst catering for all learning styles.
Nia White belt, Dayl fell in love with ATS® belly dance during her first class in January 1999 and has been performing and teaching ever since. Dayl has performed with several professional troupes in Oklahoma (Gypsy Fire), Texas (Tribal Evolution, Wild Sky Tribal) and Sydney (Urban Turban, Tribal Spirit) She has studied the dance form extensively in the USA and Australia, taking classes from such greats as Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman and Megha Gavin of Fat Chance Belly Dance, achieving her Teacher Training Certificate in 2016. Dayl incorporates zills, sword, veil, flags, fire fingers, poi/ fire poi, and fire lotuses in her performances, classes and workshops.
Dayl’s diploma is in Transpersonal Art Therapy. This type of work goes beyond the mask we wear when we dance and brings back healing messages from the soul. The mask that we create is the creative expression of the soul, and having a visual representation of it can be used to inspire our own dance journey.