TribalTique Denver F.A.Q.
Fundamentals of Tribal Belly Dance -
(Beginning and Mixed Levels)
Introduces and develops the TribalTique Style vocabulary of movement emphasizing the technique, posture, foundation and form that is essential for improvisational tribal style. It's modern tribal improvisational dance with a TribalTique “Impro-fusion” twist! Class includes a warm-up and cool-down, breakdown and drilling of essential vocabulary and basic zil drills (finger cymbals). This class beginning class is open to all levels of dancers.
Tribal Shake and Bake -
This Class expands upon foundation movements from the Fundamentals class and starts to introduce the fusion-styled elements. Shake and Bake is a little bit of everything rolled into one. Learn variations and embellishments, as well as lead work, chorus work, and combinations. This is a mixed level class. Attendance is by INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION ONLY, please email Molly to discuss your participation.
BALANCE - A BELLY DANCERS TOOL-KIT:
(Mixed Styles - Mixed Levels)Session OR Drop-in Based
In this brand new format we will be focusing on technique, movement exercises, strengthening, and dance drills to help “Balance” you out as a dancer. In addition to these exercises, we will also have a 2 month focus to help keep the mind sharp and the creative juices flowing. Some examples of monthly themes include (but are not limited to!!!): layering, footwork, floor work, musicality, zil drills, fusion choreography, improv exercises...the list goes on! This class is suited best for people who have some previous belly dance experience. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle to class. This class will run in 2 month sessions, however drop-ins are available.
Advanced Workshop/Performance Prep -
This class concentrates on the key elements for improvisational cue dancing and formation work. Transitions, varying zil patterns, balancing, layering, and floor work are examples of topics covered. Both the Modern Tribal Improv and Tribal Fusion Style will be explored. Students will also learn choreography, stage presence, entrances and exits and have the opportunity to perform at local events. Class is by AUDITON ONLY. Please email Molly to discuss your participation. This class MUST be taken concurrently with Belly Dance Conditioning and Drills! To be able to accomplish some of the more advanced movements and principles of performance dancers need to have a strong core of isolation, drills, and conditioning to build off of. For serious students only!
(Mixed Styles - Mixed Levels) Session Based Only
In this creative series we will be discussing and exploring tools to help you craft and hone your dance choreography skills as well as push and expand your creative boundaries. This is a combination class of lecture and movement exercises that will require work outside of class time. Participants will have created their own choreography by the end of the session. This class will run in session only and due to the nature of the material, drop ins will not be accepted.
TRIBAL BY FIRE! A CRASH COURSE IN TRIBAL BELLY DANCE
(Modern Tribal Improv - Beginning Level) Session based ONLY
Have you ever wanted just a "taste" of Tribal Belly Dance, or get a better understanding of what Tribal Belly Dance really is? This 6-week introductory series, touches on where Tribal Belly Dance got it start, introduces fundamental movements, isolations, and posture that is crucial for the Tribal Belly Dance style. Class will include slow and fast movements as well as introduce zils (finger cymbals), in addition to basic formations, lead changes and basic musicality. By the end of the session, we'll have you improv dancing in formation! This class is best for beginners, current fundamentals students, or students who want to learn more about Tribal Style Belly Dance. Please bring zils (finger cymbals) if you have them, and a water bottle. This class is strongly encouraged before starting the Fundamentals of Tribal Belly Dance classes, but is NOT required.
TRIBAL FUSION - LEVEL ONE:
(Tribal Fusion - Beginning Level) Session Based ONLY
In this beginning level, choreography based class, we will work on fundamental posture, muscle isolations, movements, and technique used for tribal fusion belly dance. Class includes a yoga based warm-up, cool-down, breakdown and drilling of essential vocabulary, Tribal Fusion history and beginning Tribal Fusion Choreography. This beginning class is open to all levels of dancers. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle to class. This class will run in session only and due to the nature of the material, drop ins will not be accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear?
Please come dressed in a choli, tank top, or some other type of form fitting top (so we can insure proper posture, no t-shirts please), pantaloons or yoga style pants (something that will not restrict your movement), and a noiseless hip scarf (if desired). Students with zils (finger cymbals) are encouraged to bring them to each class. We usually dance barefoot, or if the floor is cold, in socks.
How do I pay?
Molly will check you in at the beginning of class. Payment (cash,check, or charge) is due at the beginning of class. If you're paying in cash, EXACT CHANGE ONLY, please :)
Do I need to register with you?
If you're coming to our classes for the first time show up a few minutes early to sign a waiver and fill out a registration card with your contact information. We use this information to inform you of class cancellations, upcoming events, and other important announcements. If you are interested in a class that runs in monthly sessions or has limited spaces, please contact the instructor prior to class to ensure there is a spot available.
Can I come and watch class instead of dropping in?
No. In fairness to our other students and for liability reasons, we do not allow people to come and watch class.
Which class is right for me?
Fundamentals of Tribal Belly Dance, Tribal By Fire, and Tribal Fusion One are the best starting place for brand new dancers and belly dancers who have never done ATS (American Tribal Style), ITS (Improvisational Tribal Style) or MTI (Modern Tribal Improv) before. Shake and Bake classes are mixed level, and previous Fundamentals training is required. Balance is perfect for all levels seeking a good workout. Advanced Workshop is by instructor invite only.
Can I bring my child to class?
Unfortunately, no. For the comfort of and consideration to all students, and liability reasons, we do not allow children in class whether they want to participate or just quietly watch.
What is the minimum age for the Group Belly Dance Classes?
Our classes are for students who are of at least 18 years of age for insurance reasons.
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