a few things need updating here. I am no longer running a troupe for the time being. My last one has graduated and moved on! You can see them as Jamillah at present; I am sure they will be on to great things in the near future.
There is every possibility that I may build a new troupe, as I have done several times over the course of my teaching career. If you are ATS® curious, and want in on the ground floor of a new venture, take my foundation class at Arabesque in Chicago. It will run on Tuesday nights at 7:20, starting February 27.
This foundation class has always been closest to my heart. I've been teaching it since 2005 at various studios and fitness facilities, also at a local college. The challenge of forming new dancers from the ground up, from posture to spinning, is one I relish. You may expect an emphasis on good technique, with plenty of useful critique along the way. Don't let the prospect put you off- I am art school trained, and understand how to give good critique, meant to build a dancer's knowledge and confidence.
This class is for those who have never danced, those with some dance experience, bellydancers of other styles, and people who want to get grounded in the mother of all tribal improv styles, the better to inform their own work.