American Tribal Style (ATS) belly dance is a celebration of feminine and evocative movements that are rooted in the earth. It has been designed to bring out the best in people of all ages, shapes and sizes. The dance is created through group improvisation using a common vocabulary of movements, steps and cues. ATS combines movement from folkloric inspired dances to a fusion of modern and ancient dance techniques from North India, the Middle East, Spain and Africa. For more information about ATS, please visit http://fcbd.com/about/ You’ll learn several of the basic moves on which to build your repertoire! Open to beginning and intermediate dancers and movers of all ages, genders and abilities.
What to wear/bring to the workshop: Full skirt or comfortable dance pants (no jeans or non-stretch pants), tank top or T-shirt, bare feet or dance shoes, a scarf to tie around your hips (no coin belts), water, pen and paper…and enthusiasm!
Anyone who attended our 2016 Diwali performance of the Ramayana wiill recognize Dayl as the detestably alluring demon princess Shurpanaka! This year she pours herself into playing the jealous stepmother Kaikei. This woman knows how to put on a show!
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 incorporates zills, sword, veil, flags, fire fingers, poi/fire poi, and fire lotuses in her performances, classes and workshops. She also facilitates mask making workshops working with dance-related themes.