Blue Mountains & Penrith Classes
With Principal Devi Mamak,
& Catherine Obrien
Leura and Hazelbrook
Intergrated Oriental and Tribal style Belly dance
Tuesday Tuesdays 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Teacher: Catherine Obrien
beginners to intermediate level.
Location: Leura Public School, Cnr Mount Hay Rd and Willow Park Ave
Contact:Catherine 0416 199 842
Class description: Join Catherine for a fun, casual belly dance class, integrating traditional oriental and tribal styles.
A great way to exercise your body and stimulate your mind – with a bit of added GLAM!!
Wednesday 6.30 to 7.30 p.m
Teacher: Devi Mamak
Class description: We will jump into the more challenging ATS® moves, variations and combinations. Our focus is on group improvisational choreography, formations, zills (finger cymbals) and the chorus line. Must have done at least 1 term of Foundations with Cristie Fuller. Please contact Devi to see if this class is suitable for you.
Wednesday 7.30 to 9.30pm
Teacher: Devi Mamak
Class description: This class will change from week to week and is typically used as rehearsal for Ghawazi Caravan but at times also used to work on Advanced ATS® steps, combinations, concepts and formations, new material in a variety of styles and choreographies which students attending intermediate can also join in on. Please contact Devi to see if this class is suitable for you.
Blue Mountains Class Prices
Integrated oriental and Tribal class with Catherine: $15
Intermediate class with Devi: $15
Intermediate and Advanced class with Devi : $25
Advanced class only with Devi : $20
Regular, Fun Workshops with Devi and Emily
Devi will be doing regular workshops with Emily Cooper from Ghawazi Caravan and Hands Heart and Feet. The idea is to have fun with easy Tribal Style Bellydance workshops largely for the African dancers (but all dancers welcome) using live drumming with the opportunity to perform with all that come to the workshops when the opportunity arises. Emily will also be teaching a workshop on the same day. To see if one is scheduled soon: Upcoming Events.
To stay informed: email firstname.lastname@example.org
with Cristie Fuller
Amera’s Palace Belly Dance Studio & Boutique,
Level 2, 314 Marrickville Road, MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204
Tel: 02 9519 4793
10 week terms with a class pass $155 or pay as you go $20 per hour.
Buy your class pass over the phone, on the day or online.
Class Times and Descriptions:
ATS (American Tribal Style®) Fundamentals
Monday 6.00-7.00 pm
A 10 week program covering core fast and slow American Tribal Style® belly dance moves and technique. We will add movements and variations each week with plenty of practice and dancing together, learning some simple improvisational choreography, and of course, warm up and cool down.
This class is for beginners and also recommended for dancers trying Tribal for the first time… and for all Tribal dancers to maintain proper ATS® technique.
This half hour class is packed! We only have time for the briefest of warm ups so please arrive a little early and begin to warm up. We will drill ATS® with finger cymbals, continue onto a fun new move, variation or formation PLUS improvisational choreography and chorus line.
Foundation ATS® is assumed knowledge but please… throw yourself in the deep end!
NOTE: Class can only be taken in conjunction with the ATS® Fundamentals before or Fusion class after.
Monday 7.30 – 8.30pm
This separate dance style combines ATS® moves with other dance forms, often Oriental bellydance.
Learn and drill gooey slow moves, sharp isolations, fancy transitions, layers, combinations, choreography and group work in the Tribal Fusion style with a strong ATS® base.
For a great basis in Fusion, it is strongly recommended to come to ATS® class in conjunction.
This class is for beyond beginners and up.
South Penrith Class for Over 50s
A gentle and fun way to exercise for senior ladies with Catherine
12.30 – 1.30pm Mondays from 10th October 2016
South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre,
3 Trent St, South Penrith, NSW 2750
Special Senior Rate Available – 1st class free
Contact: Catherine 0416199842
Join other like minded ladies looking for a gentle, fun way to exercise your body and stimulate your brain – with a bit of added GLAM!! (And we occasionally eat cake too!!)
What should I wear?
Bellydance is an active and muscular dance and a great form of exercise. It is important to be dressed appropriately.
- Wear something fitted and stretchy or loose and comfortable, similar to gym attire. We want YOU to be comfortable in class.
- There are no set rules to revealing or hiding your belly for adult classes.
- Bare feet or jiffy type slippers.
- You can wear a hip scarf or coin belt for accenting hip movements if you so desire.
- Please NO jeans, school uniforms, non stretch pants, and tight skirts. They are too restrictive.
What should I bring?
- Water bottle
- Pen and notebook
- Zills (finger cymbal) for Intermediate classes
- A veil (big scarf) is optional for adult classes as we may use one for warm up from time to time.
- A dance bag is ideal, this way items won’t be forgotten for class.
What level am I?
ATS® Fundamentals or Foundations are for all levels including those new to dance. Also, since ATS® and Tribal Fusion have a very specific posture and vocabulary these classes are perfect for dancers experienced in other forms of Bellydance as well as those in the more advanced Tribal classes.
We recommend coming to at least two sessions of Fundamentals or Foundations before moving on and then please attend both first class and Intermediate.
Ask your teacher if she thinks you will be suited to move onto more advanced levels. You will usually be welcome to throw yourself in the deep end if you like a challenge but lessons in Intermediate, Advanced and Fusion will expect you to have a good level of vocabulary, body awareness and proper Tribal posture.
For more info, drop us a line or simply come along!
Regular workshops are scheduled. See our workshops page.
Devi is also available to give a written appraisal if you send in a video or DVD (not longer than 30 minutes). For more details on video critique, please contact Devi.
If you are interested in learning more about American Tribal Style Bellydance®, then please contact us.