Come Join Our Newest Class: Improvisational Tribal Style Belly Dance
Bella Diva World Dance is excited to announce our newest class offering at the studio: Improvisational Tribal Style Belly Dance on Thursdays from 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM, instructed by Bella Diva Teaching Associate, Amy Becenti.
What is ITS?
ITS stands for Improvisational Tribal Style, a type of tribal belly dance that combines forms of another dance style called Improvisational Tribal Fusion. It is based on shared movements, which are cued in by another distinct movement initiated by the leader, followed by a short, choreographed combination or combo. The combinations can be performed in any order, and the interesting part is that none of the dancers know which moves the leader will cue next!
The movements are based on belly dance diaspora, flamenco arm work, Indian Classical dance traditions, and folkloric dances of North Africa and Egypt. ITS is defined by the active switching of roles within the group, as every member takes a turn to lead and follow movements within a piece of music or choreography.
Students will be exposed to and actively practice the Improvisational Tribal Style Bellydance language of movements that, when learned, can be spoken with fellow dancers to create a vivacious, playful group dance.
- Students will experience the thrilling joy of dancing with a group creating dynamic representations of musical expression.
- Students will be able to develop and strengthen the following skills: peripheral vision, spatial awareness, reading cues in the environment, meditative movement, leadership, support, and regulating risk.
- Posture supporting the movement
- Movements ranging from beginning to intermediate
- Braceros – flamenco arm work
- Finger cymbals
- Basic formations
- Leading and following
- Performance protocol
To create ephemeral dance art with colleagues, which aides to community bonding. Super duper circle time FUN!
Amy Becenti has been studying Tribal Style belly dance since 2003. As a lifelong dancer, Amy was gifted with the joy of dancing, performing and community by being a member of Pomegranate Studios student performance troupe, professional performance troupe and Raks Sharki troupe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Amy went on to study West African dance, began her own performance troupe, apprenticed with Dancing Earth Contemporary Indigenous Dance Creations, as well as began working with Zuleikha Bethalmi and The Storydancer Project.
Amy has had the great honor of studying with Mahmoud Reda, Karim Nagi, Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman, Aziza, Princess Farhana, Leyla Jouvana, Sahra Kent, Moira Chappell, Nana Candelaria, Astryd Farah DeMichele, and Sadie. Amy continues her devotion to dance in Denver studying Odissi, Datura Style belly dance, and being a member of Grupo Tlaloc Danza Azteca de Coloraztlan.
Don’t miss out on learning about this amazing style of dance. Register today and come dance with us!