Specialty Workshops
In addition to our weekly classes we also offer or host specialty workshops & mixers
from time to time. Below are some of our more popular offerings


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Mesmerizing Slow Movements
2 hours, $25 per person

Compared to the elements of smoke and water, a well executed dance to slow music can transfix an audience. In this workshop we will explore how to get the most out of your slow movements thru strong technique with emphasis on arms and hands, (an absolutely crucial element that can make or break a performance!) Plus we will cover musicality, anticipation, phrasing and use of interesting metaphors & visualizations. We'll wrap things up with some partner or group work using some basic improv formats. Come find out what draws so many to perform and watch this gooey, hypnotic dance!

Dress for workshop:
Any fitted top and pants or skirt that provides full range of movement and makes you feel like belly dancing. Socks or soft dance shoes are required in the studio

Prerequisite:
Basic belly dance experience (any form). Although this workshop is suitable for the newer dancer, it is also beneficial for the more experienced tribal dancer to review, refine and "polish" their tribal technique and style


Tribal Coin Bra Workshop
3 hours,
$30 per person

In this hands on workshop we will guide you thru transforming your store bought bra into a stage ready tribal masterpiece worthy of your inner (or outer) diva!

Needed Materials:
The main thing you will need to bring that we will definitely not have available for loan or purchase is a black padded bra in your desired cup shape and size. This is crucial that you already have this when you join us for the workshop. Almost all other items needed will be available for purchase before or during the workshop.

The studio will open at 45 minutes before the workshop for orientation and grabbing any needed supplies. All workshop participants will receive 15% off all supply purchases.

A full list of recommended tools, notions & supplies (plus ideas for other components you may already own) are mailed out with registration confirmation

Prerequisite:
Basic hand sewing skills are helpful

 


ATS® Bellydance Fun-Da-Mentals
2 hours, $25 per person

It's an American Tribal Style® bellydance crash course and you're invited! Great for ANYONE interested in learning more about our unique group improv dance in a light hearted format! Register now to reserve your spot and tell your friends!!

This workshop is perfect for:
-Anyone looking to learn more about ATS®
-Level 1 students looking to get a broader sense of the dance
-Level 2 students wanting some extra dance time
-Level 3 dancers looking to share their expertise


In this playful workshop we will cover a few of our favorite fundamental ATS® bellydance steps and their cues used it’s unique group improv format. After a little practice we’ll jump into some of the formations used for this lead and follow dance. By the end you will have an overall sense of some of the styling and framework of this beautiful and powerful dance form!

Invite your friends! No previous experience required, just a sense of adventure!

 


Tribal Stage Makeup & Hair
3 hours,
$30 per person

You've done all the hard work learning your dance craft, choosing the right song, put the hours of rehearsal and practice into your piece and securing a public performance opportunity. Don't let all that hard work go unnoticed with drab makeup and boring hair!


In this workshop I'll guide you thru the process needed to create a truly magnificent stage look worthy of the dancing queen that you are! Bring all your makeup and hair accessories and follow along with step by step instruction, peppered by classic and new stage makeup concepts. We'll cover everything from skin prep & foundation to fake eyelashes, bindis and tribal 'tattoos' for the makeup portion of our workshop! For hair, we'll cover the ins and outs of creating the perfect tribal 'hair garden' for both short and long hair and discuss how to create a look that is both unique to each dancer and at the same time a unifying element of a troupe's presentation

Required for all students entering Level 3 and strongly recommended for any Level 1 or 2 students who will be dancing in a public setting

What To Bring:
Bring a table top mirror, all of your makeup (including false eyelashes, glue and makeup brushes and sponges, if you have them), hair flowers and any other tribal hair accesories (pendants, tribal crowns, etc), and fabric for turbans (if time allows)

Prerequisite:
There is no prerequisite to take this workshop, all makeup knowledge and skill levels welcomed

 



Power & Poise
2 hours,
$25 per person

Delve into Tribe Nawaar's signature Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) belly dance moves and strengthen your technique with the power and poise that are the key to the foundations of good dance. Some movements that may be covered are: Hot Ninja, Turkish Teacups, The Nile & Grand Central (to cover all may require more than one workshop). All ITS moves fit seamlessly within the American Tribal Style® (ATS®) vocabulary

Dress for workshop:
Any fitted top and pants or skirt that provides full range of movement and makes you feel like belly dancing. Socks or soft dance shoes are required in the studio

Prerequisite:
Basic belly dance experience (any form) a must. Working knowledge of basic ATS® formations and these ATS® moves: Arabic, Turkish Shimmy, Choo Choo will help you get the most out of this workshop

 

 


 

Professional Costume Consultation for
Troupes & Individuals

Free!

Looking to create the perfect ensemble for you or your troupe? Let us help! We have a large variety of styles, colors and sizes in stock in our studio! Let us help you put together a stunning look for your next performance or event. We are happy to work with any theme or mood to help you find the perfect clothing, costuming & accessory combo!

Call or email to set up a time to have one of us guide you our vast array of beautiful choices and create a memorable look!



Tribal Mixer
2 hours,
$15 per person

Mixed level ATS® dance jam! Come decked out in your finest tribal gear or show up in your favorite sweat pants and be ready to dance, dance, dance! Quick, super-mini ATS® crash course is also being offered with the price of admission to quickly get you up to speed with a few fundamental moves, their cues, basic formation and lead changing so you can join in the fun!

Dress for workshop:
Any fitted top and pants or skirt that provides full range of movement and makes you feel like belly dancing. Socks or soft dance shoes are required in the studio

Prerequisite:
Basic belly dance experience (any form)

 


 

 

Introduction to Tribal Style Belly Dance and Group Improvisation
2 hours, $25 per person

What has made American Tribal Style®
(ATS®) Belly Dance such a wildly popular belly dance form? The power and presence of the moves? The lush and exotic costuming? The sense of community created by a group of dancers working together in an 'improvisational choreography'? All of the above???

Come and find out for yourself with an instructor with over 25 years training in ATS®!


In this workshop you will learn a few favorite tribal style steps, foot and arm placement, posture, simple zil patterns and the mechanics of each movement. Once we have a basic understanding of these moves we'll begin working towards group improvisational dancing with emphasis on gaining leading and following skills thru development of cues, transitions and fundamental formations.

Dress for workshop:
Any fitted top and pants or skirt that provides full range of movement and makes you feel like belly dancing. Socks or soft dance shoes are required in the studio

Prerequisite:
No previous belly dance experience neccessary

 


Props For ATS® Dancers
2 hours,
$25 per person

Learn how to dance with props such as skirts, canes, veils, candles and swords while still maintaining tribal posture and attitude. Workshop will focus on one prop. Multiple workshops required to cover all props

Dress for workshop:
Any fitted top and pants or skirt that provides full range of movement and makes you feel like belly dancing. If Skirts Work is being presented, each dancer will need their own 25 Yard Skirt (any variety). Socks or soft dance shoes are required in the studio

Prerequisite:
Strong background in Tribe Nawaar's technique recommended. You will need your own props for this workshop. All props are available for purchase in the studio (no loaners, sorry)


Ladies Night Out
2-3 hours
, rates vary

Looking for a unique and classy evening or afternoon event to do with your gal pals? This is the perfect solution! I can custom tailor a workshop to your needs and teach you and your family or friends a few of our more popular dance steps and the basic set up of group improv dancing in a lighthearted manner. A great way to provide a memorable afternoon or evening to birthdays, bachelorette parties (sorry we don't do bachelor parties or the like), baby showers and other special occasions. We'll close the workshop with an optional 'improv choreography' dance where participants can create their own dance or follow me thru a dance using all the new steps they've just learned

One of our more memorable Ladies Night Out workshops was when we geared this workshop to be a sophisticated bachelorette night, set up light vending for participants to shop and puruse fun clothing and jewelry. The hostess of the party provided each of the bridal party members with a small token gift before the party (bindis or hip scarves make great gifts!). Everyone had a good time learning something out of the ordinary and a few brave participants joined our troupe during the large rehearsal dinner at the Dushanbe Tea House where we were hired to perform the following night

Dress for workshop:
Any fitted top and pants or skirt that provides full range of movement and makes you feel like belly dancing

Prerequisite:
No dance experience neccessay.. just a sense of adventure


Zil Expression
2 hours, rates vary

Zils are a bonafide instrument that can express emotion, create mood and bring a sense of drama to your dance. Release your inner musician, gain confidence while you dance with zils and find out how much more zils can do than just a repeat a pattern

Prerequisite:
Basic zil knowledge. We will have limited stock of loaner zils. I recommend using your own zils to get the most out of this workshop

 




Drumming For Dancers
2 hours, rates vary

Dancers who drum are just plain cool! But there is so much more to be gained than just the cool factor. By cultivating a direct connection with the middle eastern rhythms used in belly dance you will strengthen your skills as a dancer, gain depth of expression and be better able to anticipate the changing patterns of the music. We like to use basic drum accompaniment in chorus from time to time to mix things up and find it a major bonus to be able to jump in and play with random drum circles!

Prerequisite:
You will need your own drum or you can use your zils if you just want to work on rhythms


Floorwork
2 hours, $25 per person

Learn the easiest and safest ways to implement smooth and graceful floorwork into your improv tribal dance! We'll cover the basic transitions and movements used in floor work

Dress for workshop:
Any fitted top and pants or skirt that provides full range of movement. Note: hip wraps, skirts or pants with knots, tassels, uneven surfaces or a lot of bulk are NOT recommended. Socks or soft dance shoes are required in the studio

Prerequisite:
Strong background in Tribe Nawaar's slow movements required. Ability to perform levels and floorwork a must!

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Email: instructor@tribenawaar.com ~ phone: 303.859.5599

 

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