Serpentina North in Kensington Market. Photography By Rainer Soegtrop.
What is tribal bellydance?
It is a modern version of bellydance that fuses Middle Eastern dance along with classical Indian styling, flamenco, and North African dances. The posture is very strong and earthy; it has a different look and feel from what is seen as "traditional" bellydance. The costuming is very rich with layers of skirts, pantaloons, cholis and jewellery.
We dance in groups (duets, trios or larger) and it can be improvised, using a shared vocabulary of movements initiated by a visual cue (or sometimes a "yip!), or it can be choreographed.
Our classes are geared towards good tribal posture, learning and refining tribal vocabulary so that we can enjoy being in our own skin and celebrate dancing together.
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