Twisted Gypsy

American Tribal Style® Belly Dance and Tribal Hand Drumming.

            2018 Schedule of Workshops & Events                       

Workshops with Jen!  
ATS Reunion, Kansas City, MO  Jan 18-21, 2018
Dueling Duets Made Easy
Zipper for Diagonals: Zip It, Zip It Good!

Dueling Duets Made Easy 
No really! Dueling Duets is a challenging formation for dancers to execute, with unique visuals to entice and excite the audience. By working within defined boundaries we become comfortable and confident in these dynamic concepts so we can then push the limits of co-creation into new and exciting movement art. Starting with Classic ATS, Dueling Duets Made Easy teaches how to cue into and out of Dueling Duets, how to transition from synchronized to delayed movements, how to execute clean lead and partner changes, and the practical applications of “can” and “should” in our vocabulary choices. (You can see a YouTube clip of a completely improvised Dueling Duet in 2012 (starting at 9:00-11:18): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxMdwhUrFmM)
* Sunday 1-3 PM
* Classic/Modern
* SSCE
* Intermediate to Advanced


Zipper for Diagonals: Zip It, Zip It Good!
Introducing another way to change leads without using a circle up: The Zipper! This fun and dynamic twist on the Diagonal will challenge your brain and body, opening up new realms of creation within the ATS system. This workshop will include fun cues in and out of the diagonal, how to cue the zippers, and integrating this dialect into our overall vocabulary. Fast Zippers include Turkish Shimmy, ASWAAT, Arabic Hip Twist, and Dragonfly. Slow Zippers include Camel Walk, Sahra Turn, and Pulse Turn.
* Saturday 3:30-5 PM
* Dialect
* Intermediate to Advanced