Oslo Tribal Bellydance School Summer Hafla 2011
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Competition time!

Here at OTBS we’re in the process of putting together our autumn classes based on your feedback from the recent survey. We’re so exited about the new season of classes that we are celebrating with a contest where you can win a free dance class of your choice!

All you have to do is sign up to our e-mail newsletter here. We promise we won’t spam you or pass on your information to anyone else. Ever. If you are already signed up, you don’t have to do anything to be entered into the competition. However, we do ask that you help us spread the word by telling your friends, forwarding the newsletter, sharing on facebook or where ever you like. Thank you for your help!

The winner will be contacted at the beginning of August.

The world needs more Tribal dancers!

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Summer workshops: flamenco and tribal fusion

July 20th-21st: Flamenco for bellydancers and Tribal Fusion ♥

This summer, we have invited Bellali Austria, an accomplished flamenco dancer and teacher from Mexico, to teach a flamenco workshop especially for Tribal bellydancers. As American Tribal Style and Tribal Fusion bellydance evolved, they absorbed influences from many different dance forms. The beautiful posture and strong arm positions in Tribal are inspired by flamenco. Therefore, we want to give Tribal dancers a glimpse into this beautiful dance form, without having to stomp around in uncomfortable shoes!

About Bellali

Bellali has her dance training from Mexico and Spain, as well as having taught flamenco in Japan and here in Norway. Her passion for the abillity of dance to trancend cultural and language barriers has driven her to study many different dance forms, and to collaborate with dancers of diverse backgrounds.

Flamenco for bellydancers with Bellali

This workshop focuses on flamenco body technique, without shoes/tapping. We will explore the force and energy of flamenco to create movement, body percusssion, arm technique and turns to help us improve our projection on stage. You will learn technique and choreography which you are free to adapt to your own style of dancing.

  • Time: Saturday and Sunday 11-12:30
  • Level: some experience with ATS/Tribal fusion/bellydance recommended

Scroll down for price, location and registration information.

Tribal Fusion technique and combinations with Miriam Embla

This workshop focuses on isolations and shimmies both standing in place and travelling. Then we’ll learn some challenging (but fun!) combinations that explore the use of lines, contrasting slow, gooey and percussive movements and layering isolations over footwork.

  • Time: Saturday and Sunday 12:30-14
  • Level: intermediate/some experience recommended

Location, registration and payment

  • Price: drop in/1,5 hours: kr. 200,-
    One workshop/ 3 hours: kr. 300,-
    Both workshops/ 6 hours: kr. 500,-
  • Register here or e-mail miriam@otbs.no
  • Location: Studio Orient, Arbeidergata 4, Oslo
Jorunn Sjølli
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Workshop: Slow – from head to toe

Workshop 21 July 2012: A fresh approach to Slow ATS® movements. This brand new workshop will focus on a selection of slow movements from the FCBD® repertoire and show you how to piece them all together with focus on footwork and turns.

Create mesmerizing slow movements from the Modern ATS® vocabulary filled with fluidity, control and grace from the feet and up. You will learn and drill techniques required to create stunning, strong and stylized slow movements for use in ATS® and any other dance style.

The first hour we will drill technique and the last hour is structured, improvised dancing with the use of formations, torque and directional shifts to make a much larger variety available for performance than just the individual combos. It’s like you get even more fun tools in your tool box!

Register for the workshop here

Workshop: Sakte – fra topp til tå

En frisk tilnærming til sakte ATS®-bevegelser. I denne splitter nye workshoppen tar vi for oss et utvalg av langsomme dansetrinn fra FCBD®-repertoaret og viser deg hvordan du kan sette dem sammen med fokus på fotarbeid og vendinger. 

Vi øver på hypnotiserende og langsomme Modern ATS®-kombinasjoner med fokus på flyt, kontroll og eleganse fra føttene og opp. Du vil lære teknikker for å lage imponerende, sterke og stiliserte bevegelser for bruk i ATS® og andre dansestiler.

Den første timen driller vi teknikk, og den siste timen er strukturert, improvisert dans med bruk av formasjoner og skifte av retninger for å lage en mye større variasjon ut av hver bevegelse enn bare den enkelte kombinasjonen. Det gir deg enda flere morsomme verktøy i verktøykassen!

Oslo Tribal Bellydance School
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Weekly ATS® class + Tribal Fusion workshops autumn 2011

In November Oslo Tribal Bellydance School is starting up a weekly class in American Tribal Style® bellydance and offers two workshops in Tribal Fusion at Studio Orient, Arbeidergata 4.

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ATS®-workshop i Tønsberg 17. oktober 2010

Jorunn Sjølli OTBS

Nybegynnerkurs i American Tribal Style Bellydance.

Tribal blander elementer fra magedans, Nord-Afrikanske folkedanser, flamenco og indisk kathak.  ATS er en gruppedans hvor man improviserer ut i fra en enkel metode, noe som gjør dansen energifylt, kreativ og spennende. Alle kan være med og skape dansen der og da ut i fra sine forutsetninger.

  • Tid: Søndag 17. oktober kl. 13 – 19 (inkludert en times pause)
  • Pris: Kr. 700 for hele kurset
  • Instruktør: Jorunn Sjøll fra Tribal Troopers, sertifisert ATS-instruktør, FatChanceBellyDance Sister Studio og grunnlegger av Oslo Tribal Bellydance School
  • Sted: Øvre Langgate 40, 3110 Tønsberg
  • Påmelding: Solveig Rye Ghatso, tlf. 92290292
  • Hjemmeside: tonsbergmagedans.com
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Winter classes starting up in Oslo January 2010

Two different classes in American Tribal Style® Bellydance start on monday 25 January at Studio Orient in Oslo.
I hope to see many old students as well as new ones. Tribal is challenging and fun!

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