American Tribal Style belly dance is a celebration of feminine and evocative movements that are rooted in the earth. It has been designed to bring out the best in people of all ages, shapes and sizes. The dance is created through group improvisation using a common vocabulary of movements, steps and cues. ATS combines movement from folkloric inspired dances to a fusion of modern and ancient dance techniques from North India, the Middle East, Spain and Africa. For more information about ATS, please visit http://fcbd.com/about/ You’ll learn several of the basic moves on which to build your repertoire! Open to dancers and movers of all ages, genders and abilities.
What to wear/bring to the workshop: Full skirt or comfortable dance pants (no jeans or non-stretch pants), tank top or T-shirt, bare feet or dance shoes, a scarf to tie around your hips (no coin belts), water, pen and paper…and enthusiasm!
Dayl creates a great space in which to learn, injecting humour and encouragement in the class environment whilst catering to all learning styles. Dayl incorporates zills, sword, veil, flags, fire fingers, poi/fire poi, and fire lotuses in her performances, classes and workshops. She also facilitates mask making workshops working with dance related themes.
Dayl fell in love with ATS (American Tribal Style) belly dance during her first class in January 1999. She appeared on stage with her troupe for the first time in April 1999 and has been performing and teaching ever since. Dayl has performed with several professional troupes in Oklahoma (Gypsy Fire), Texas (Tribal Evolution, Wild Sky) and Sydney (Urban Turban, Urban Qabila, Tribal Spirit), and has studied in the USA and Australia, taking classes from Carolena Nericcio and Megha Gavin of Fat Chance Belly Dance, Jill Parker of Ultra Gypsy, Heather Stants of Urban Tribal Dance Company, Melusina of Underbelly, Rachel Brice of Indigo, Sue Erokan, Morocco, Devi Mamak of Ghawazi Caravan and Hilary Cinis of Sydney Tribal Bellydance.
Dayl’s passion for tribal belly dance extends to the love of community, bringing people together to move and dance the same “language”. She believes that creativity is a vehicle for good health, and what better way than to express it than through the art of dance!