Monday - Winterclass descriptions

Intro to ATS® - Taught by Victoria
Mondays from 6 to 7 at Free Flow (244 25th St. West)

Learn the basics of the American Tribal Style belly dance format from Victoria. ATS® is an improvised style of belly dance, characterized by high-energy fast moves and dramatic slow moves, all performed in a group format. Developing a strong understanding of the format will build your ability to: pick up choreographies in any style of belly dance, improvise, dance in a group, and play finger cymbals confidently. ATS® is also part of the foundation of tribal fusion, so learning ATS® will also help improve your knowledge of tribal fusion. This class will start your training in Fat Chance Belly Dance style ATS®, covering Level 1 movement repertoire, and branching out into Level 2 moves and concepts later in the year.
*Finger cymbals required.

Intermediate to Advanced Belly Dance - Taught by Victoria
Mondays from 7 to 8:15 at Free Flow (244 25th St. West)

Challenge yourself in this multi-level class focusing on choreographies and improvisation skills for various styles of belly dance, as taught by Victoria. From Egyptian folkloric, to Turkish Roman, modern belly dance, and many other styles of Middle Eastern, Turkish, and North African influenced dance, this class offers a choreography focused application of the technique, foundational skills, and muscle control you’ve already learned. We will build on what you know and expand your knowledge and skills with new styles of dance, build your understanding of the music and cultures the styles come from, and increase your ability to perform solo and in a group.
* Must have taken at least one Desert Beats Belly Dance foundation/technique class previously.
* Finger cymbals required.

Intermediate to Advanced ATS® - Taught by Victoria
Mondays from 8:15 to 9:30 at Free Flow (244 25th St. West)

You’ve conquered the basics of ATS® and you are ready to build on those skills, learn variations and new moves, and expand your ATS® repertoire. This class will focus on more complex moves, ATS® performance skills, refining technique, and help you take your dancing to the next level. If you’ve already taken some ATS®, this is the class for you! New moves and variations Victoria learns from the worldwide ATS® community and the latest from Fat Chance Belly Dance will be covered.
*Must have taken some ATS® classes previously (with Desert Beats or elsewhere).
*Finger cymbals required.