Tamarind Studio

900 South 5th Street, Suite 203
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Call 414-979-1013 or email superbeth@tamarindtribalbellydance.com


Frequently Asked Questions

Often we get many questions regarding classes, here are some of the most frequent questions we have received.

If you have a question that isn't answer here, please feel free to Contact Super Beth


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Wear something comfortable, that allows for freedom of movement. Coin or hip scarves, skirts, pantaloons or tights, and a choli top can be worn, but are not required.

Tamarind studio carries a limited number of quantities in stock. Otherwise, the best one stop shop is Fat Chance Belly Dance® or FlyingSkirts.com

No pre-registration is required. You can just show up to class.

No, students who wish to cover their feet are encouraged to wear ballet slippers or "toe thongs" which are small shoes covering the balls of the feet. Dancing in socks is not recommended on certain surfaces as the feet may slide.

Everyone learns at a different pace. However, most individuals who have consistent class attendance coupled with practice at home will have a good understanding of what's going on within a few months.

Level 1 is an 8 Week Session.

Customarily, most individuals take the Level 1 class two times before moving on to the next session. However, there is no limit and even the most experienced dancers can benefit from reviewing the basics.

There are three defined levels of ATS®. However, depending upon where and with whom you train, there can be multiple classes breaking down the style into varying classroom curriculum. There are over 70 basic movements to the style along with ways to embellish or combine movements to create a unique performance each and every time.

No. You are never required to perform as a student. Those opportunities are presented only to those looking to pursue that path.

Tamarind Studio offers a regular quarterly hafla for individuals to perform at regardless of how long you've been dancing.

Hafla is another name for party. This is usually a time to get together and celebrate. Often haflas have dancing and offer performance opportunities in a supportive setting. If you aren't ready to perform, come to the hafla and have fun!

Start by taking classes. Although entry into a troupe is not guaranteed, the first step of the journey is regular class attendance.

No, the minimum requirements is ATS® Level 1, 2, and ATS® Level 3 OR TTT® Level 1.

No, there is no specific fusion student troupe at this time. The fusion class will have performance opportunities available via audition for each upcoming event.

Tamarind Tribal Transformations® is it's own unique format, improv-based with it's own repetoire of tribal movements, group formations, and prop work. Deeply rooted in American Tribal Style®, it draws it's influences from ATS®, Zoe Jakes DanceCraft® format, Rachel Brice 8 Elements®, and other sources to create a distinct flavored format

Yes, there is a teacher training being crafted and will be available in 2018. Currently, no local dates are scheduled, but international dates are in the works.



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