many times should I take Level 1 classes:
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.
many Levels of the ATS® style are there:
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. In addition, there are multiple formations and specialty work
such as the use of props, veil, and floor work which can be learned.
If that wasn't enough to keep you interested, ATS® is a "living"
art form with new movements and formations added to the repertoire
long will it take for me to learn:
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.
do I get Zils (finger cymbals), music, or costuming pieces:
Tamarind studio carries a limited number of quantities in stock.
Otherwise, the best one stop shop is Fat
Chance Belly Dance®.
is a Hafla:
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!
is a Student Salon:
Salons are Student Showcases where you can learn about and enjoy
performance in a supportive setting. If you aren't ready to perform,
come to the Salon and watch, you can learn a lot from observing
the show and applying what you've been learning in classes.