Tribal Workshops with Leilani: March 8, 2014


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Early Bird Pricing ’til February 8th – $40/workshop or $70 for both

From February 9th until the day of the workshop – $45/workshop or $80 for both

Two Workshops!

**WORKSHOP 1 (1:30-3:00):  “Birds the Word”

Through repetition in learning a craft, you are blessed with the magic of muscle memory. With proper muscle memory you are then blessed with the beautiful art of the Flow!  Quieting the mind and remaining present. Staying cool, calm, and collected creates freedom within the body.  Allowing the Flow to take over and weave a colorful tapestry during Improvisation.

This workshop will present American Tribal Style® theory and concept, as well as working with both fast and slow movements. We will build up formations, begin non-verbal communication between you and your fellow dancers, and dig deep into the mechanics of Tribal Posture, which gives this dance and the dancer such a strong presence!! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced dancer, this workshop is for you…Providing growth, refinement, and confidence.

**WORKSHOP 2 (3:30-5:30):  “Elemental Flowz”

Utilizing the ATS® vocabulary we focused on in the first class, along with temple-inspired poses fused with sharp articulation and isolations.  We will build four combinations, creating a short choreography.  Each combo will be driven by one of the four Elements:  Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water.  We will transition through strong and grounded, to slow and soft, to sharp and quick, and finally to seamless and fluid movements.  Dive in and embody a dance full of intention and creativity, strengthening our musicality and brushing up on technique.  This class is designed for the beginner student as well as the advanced dancer.


Leilani is based in the Detroit area and discovered her love of Middle Eastern Belly Dance more than ten years ago.  She is a Fat Chance Belly Dance Sister Studio certified in GS, TT1 & TT2 within American Tribal Style® belly dance.  Her unique style has various influential flavors from Flamenco, Rajasthani, African, Folkloric, and Gypsy in addition to Hip Hop/Pop & Lock and Liquid Dance from the 90s electronic scene.

A seasoned performer, Leilani can list opening for Beats Antique and performing in full stage productions, such as Club Belly Dance with the Belly Dance Super Stars, among her many accomplishments.  Leilani on Facebook


The Children’s House

5363 N Long Lake Rd

Traverse City, MI 49684

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