Fundamentals of Tribal Improv Belly Dance

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Event Category

Fitness & Wellness

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Did you ever want to learn how to belly dance?

This session develops the Vespertina Style vocabulary of movement emphasizing the technique, posture, foundation and form that is essential for improvisational tribal style. It's modern tribal improvisational dance with a “Impro-fusion” twist! Class includes a warm-up and cool-down, breakdown and drilling of essential vocabulary and basic zil drills (finger cymbals). This beginning class is open to all levels of dancers. Please bring zils (finger cymbals), if you have them, and a water bottle to class.

Session A Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27. February 3, 10, 17, 24

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Finger Cymbals/Zils to borrow

Cancellation Policy

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Molly McClellan is an internationally acclaimed performer and dance instructor.

Molly began studying the art of belly dance in Southern Florida under the instruction of Maja. After moving to New Orleans, she continued her training with Megha Gavin, who was both the director of Devyani and a certified teacher and partner with Carolina Nericcio in the American Tribal Style® (ATS®) format of FatChanceBellyDance®. She now resides in Denver, Colorado where she teaches local classes, performs, and produces shows.

Her innovative and highly technical approach to movement has been featured at national festivals and has made her a sought-after trainer. She has been an instructor at events such as Tribal Fest, Cues and Tattoos, and Jamballah NW.

Molly has danced with groups such as “Daughters of Devi”, N.o.madic Tribal Dance, and the internationally touring Beats Antique. She was the co-founder of TribalTique, and is the founder and producer of the Vespertina Dance Project and Kalandaka Tribe. Vepertina Dance Project has also been featured at national dance events for their exciting blend of Modern Tribal Improv (MTI), Tribal Fusion choreography, and frequent collaborations with guest dancers.

Her continued dance education includes the General Skills Certification with Carolena Nericcio of FatChanceBellyDance®, as well as all four phases of Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements™ dance program. She is currently a certified Practitioner and Instructor of the Datura method. She has also studied with top dancers such as Ashley López, Suzanna Del Vecchio, UNMATA, and Urban Tribal.

Molly’s classes have a strong foundational use of yoga to strengthen, cross train, and add depth to students’ dance experience. She began her yoga teacher training in Spring of 2007 at CorePower Yoga under the direction and instruction of Lisa Richards. She graduated from the CPY program and became an accredited RYT through Yoga Alliance in 2008.

American Tribal Style® and ATS® are federally registered trademarks of FatChanceBellyDance, Inc.

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