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.
Belly Dance Conditioning and Drills -
This class is a great workout for all levels and styles of belly dancers! Train your muscles and mind to polish and further develop your belly dance abilities. This class will lead students through stretches, exercises, and drills specifically directed towards developing isolation, definition, and strength for belly dance. This class is for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle to class.
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!
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 or check) is due at the beginning of class. If you're paying in cash, EXACT CHANGE ONLY, please :) We do not accept credit cards, sorry.
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 is 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. Belly Dance Conditioning and Drills 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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