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Tribal Gathering SFV

  • Twisted Gypsy Studio Chatsworth, CA

Celebrate Summer Solstice Weekend
with your TRIBAL Community!

SUNDAY - Workshops at the Twisted Studio, Chatsworth!

11:00AM-1:00PM - Advanced Baskets for ATS - $35
with Aleta Marie Kaplan

We will explore ATS Combinations® with Baskets. Dancers should be familiar with Vol. 4, 7 and 9 FCBD® instruction and movement vocabulary from Level 2 and 3. In this class you build upon your beginners movements and add some excitement with your advanced dance vocabulary. Work within group formations and use fades to add depth and dimension to your group work with props. 

Slow: Turns; Wrap Around, Half Barrel w/a Twist (Roya Dialect), Sahra, Rainbow, Medusa

Fast: Our four Fast Families, Shimmy Step, Arabic, Egyptian and Arabic, hold on to that basket! Not literally!

What to wear:
Please bring head scarf /head wrap and Bobbie pins and three to four hair flowers. Hair should be up and away from the face. 

What to bring:
Head wrap of cotton or natural fibers, not slick or silky fabric /head scarf/ hair flowers/Bobbie pins/basket/Zils. Some baskets may be available to borrow at the workshop. Please register early to inquire on basket rental.

Baskets for sale may be purchased at the websitewww.basketsofafrica.com. We prefer baskets with 15”-16” in diameter. Uganda Baskets, Bukedo Raffia Bowl. 


2:00-4:00PM - “Clap your hands” for Transitions! - $35

Based on the song, “Clap your hands”, from the artist Parov Stelar, Roya Tribal Belly Dance was playing with a piece for Tribal Trove San Diego. We wanted to try some music that may fit in with the venue and its theme for the year, “Vaudeville”. When exploring this piece we realized that our movement transitions needed to be spot on to make this piece extra “snazzy”. We have choreographed the chorus but the rest of the
song phrasing is up to you to decide how you want to make this piece work for your dance group. We created the outline, you get to freelance and fill. Make it your own and have a “dinging time!

All Fast Vocabulary, bring your Zils!

Sundays Workshops - $35 each or $60 for both
PAYPAL: Twistedgypsytribe@gmail.com

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CONTACT Jen McDonald for address information, vending information, and to reserve your space.

MUSICIANS, CONTACT Charles Thomas