ATS – American Tribal Style is a style of dance created by Carolena Nericcio of Fat Chance Belly Dance. Laura McCutchan is a local Tribal dancer and creator of Serpentina North Ensemble. She has studied extensively in New York, Toronto and directly with Carolena in San Francisco.
Monday, July 11th – 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Habeeba’s Dance Studio
179 Dundas Street East (@ Jarvis)
This multi-level class is designed for the dancer who would like to add ATS (in the Fat Chance format), and ITS (Improv Tribal Style) to their repetoire.
Vocabulary, cues and combos will be reviewed and drilled for improv use. $120 for 6 six weeks; pre-registration required by July 4th in order to run the class.
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Orkideh Serpentina is the director of The Serpentina North Ensemble, based in Toronto. Orkideh has been studying bellydance for ten years and fell in love with tribal style in 2004, when she met her dance partner, Joanna, in New York City. Joanna and Orkideh began Serpentina as a duet, but when Orkideh emigrated to Canada in 2007, she started her troupe, now containing eight members.
Orkideh has been influenced by her various teachers, including Safiya and Anahid Sofian (Anahid Sofian Dance Company), Sarah Locke (Gypsy Caravan), and Susan Frankovich, and she was certified as a Fat Chance instructor in October 2009. She has also currently studies Kathak with Joanna De Souza, continuing the challenge of this classical Indian dance that she began in New York with Najma Ayshah.