One thing I have heard about ATS, since my first class, was how once you know the common dance language you are able to dance with any other ATS dancers without ever having met them before. When Carolena reclaimed the term ATS a few years back that was one of the big points, having one common movement language for the style, so that it really could be performed by a group of technical strangers (united by their dance).
With this in mind, my troupe decided to put our money where our mouth is and host a mixer. So many of us spend our time in classes or performance prep, dancing with the same (lovely) people and working on the technical aspects of our dancing. The mixer is a relaxed, informal dance get together where we'll set up the space and music and you, the ATS dancers, come to dance and play together. Put that common movement vocabulary to good use and get moving with other ATS lovers, strangers and friends alike. We hope to make this a regular event, so locals please come out and support us!
The Electric Maid ATS Mixer March 14th 3pm - 6pm 268 Carrol Street N.W. Washington, DC 20012 (in Takoma Park) suggested donation: $8
The Mixer is a low-key event for dancers to flex their improv muscles outside of class or performance, in an intimate, sharing community arts venue. No pressure, no recital, no judgement, no costumes. Dancers should come prepared to freely improv with others based on their comfort level in American Tribal Style (ATS) as established by Fat Chance Bellydance (FCBD).
Note about the dance space - bring dance shoes, the floor is a little rough. And don't forget to spring forward the night before so you're not late!
More details at www.kallistitribal.com
RSVP at the facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=463737400606&ref=mf
PS: if you throw in a non-ATS move we won't kick you out, we promise!
Thirty-something intermediate-ish bellydancer, interested mostly in American Tribal Style. Trying to juggle time to dance and time to knit, while wondering when I can add all the other hobbies in which I'm interested.
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