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CaySwann Dance Collective at ATS Homecoming 2017

I am truly honored and humbled by my team of supportive friends and dancers who helped me bring something unusual and unique to the stage at ATS Homecoming 2017. CaySwann Dance Collective – https://youtu.be/2u5ijNW2qc0 Huge thank yous and compliments to Gaia Sophia, Kelli Ann, and Scheherazade Kessler for dancing with me to “Bring ART” to the stage. We came from two states, four cities, with internet correspondence, personal rehearsal, and one amazing brainstorming session in a hotel room to bring this unique ATS improvisation to the stage, to the soundtrack of “Music and the Mirror” from “A Chorus Line” — and me, on microphone, singing and dancing at the same time. Thank you all, for the outpouring of support for this wild performance that we created together.


 

Winter 2016-2017 Schedules

Winter Classes at CaySwann Dance
December 2016, January and February 2017
American Tribal Style® Bellydance
ATS® Levels 1, 1+, and 2

just_catIt’s that time again: Time to look at our calendars and make plans for regular classes and weeks when you get the chance to rehearse at home instead (insert very big grin here).

Any dancer may start on any week at any location. Class syllabus content is geared toward the dancers in each class. Fundamentals (Level 1) are appropriate for every dancer, every week. As these fundamentals become more familar, I can expand the coursework to Level 1+ (from the 2015 FatChanceBellyDance syllabus) and then to Level 2. Brand new dancers are requested to start using finger cymbals (also known as zills) starting on their third week in class. Don’t worry: There are drills to teach your fundamentals in zills, too.

Tuition is $15 for a single-class drop-in or $50 for a five-class dance card (good for one year from purchase). Dance cards are applicable at all three locations. [NEMA members receive a discount for the courses in Oxnard.] Payment is accepted by cash, Square, check, or PayPal.

If you have any questions, please contact me anytime.

Sundays in North Hollywood, CA

  • Dec 4 – NO CLASS
    Dec 11 – NO CLASS
    Dec 18 – 2-3 PM
    Dec 25 – NO CLASS
  • Jan 1 – NO CLASS
    Jan 8 – 2-3 PM
    Jan 15 – 2-3 PM
    Jan 22 – NO CLASS
    Jan 29 – 2-3 PM
  • Feb 5 – 2-3 PM
    Feb 12 – 2-3 PM
    Feb 19 – 2-3 PM
    Feb 26 – 2-3 PM

Wednesdays in Agoura Hills, CA

  • Dec 7 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 14 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 21 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 28 – NO CLASS
  • Jan 4 – 7-8 PM
    Jan 11 – 7-8 PM
    Jan 18 – NO CLASS
    Jan 25 – 7-8 PM
  • Feb 1 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 8 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 15 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 22 – 7-8 PM

Fridays in Oxnard, CA

  • Dec 2 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 9 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 16 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 23 – NO CLASS
    Dec 30 – NO CLASS
  • Jan 6 – 7-8 PM
    Jan 13 – 7-8 PM
    Jan 20 – NO CLASS
    Jan 27 – 7-8 PM
  • Feb 3 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 10 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 17 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 24 – 7-8 PM
No Pressure, No Shame – Philosophy for Dance and for Life

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Fall 2016 Schedule

October and November 2016 (updated)
October and November 2016 (updated)

ATS® Fundamentals

October and November 2016

  • Agoura Hills, Wednesdays 7-8 PM: Oct 12, Oct 19, and Oct 26; Nov 2, UPDATE, Nov 16, and Nov 30. (NO CLASS on Oct 5, Nov 9, or Nov 23.)
  • Oxnard, Fridays 7-8 PM:  Sep 30; Oct 14, Oct 21, and Oct 28; Nov 4, and Nov 18. (NO CLASS Oct 7, Nov 11, or Nov 25.)
  • North Hollywood, Sundays 2-3 PM: Oct 2 (Studio C), 16 (Studio D), Oct 23 (Studio D), and Oct 30 (Studio D); Nov 6 (Studio C), Nov 20 (Studio C), and Nov 27 (Studio D). (NO CLASS Oct 9 or Nov 13.)

Friday Classes: New Time!

We had the opportunity to move our Friday night classes in Oxnard, CA at the Club NEMA studio thirty minutes earlier. Now Level 1: ATS® Fundamentals will be from 7-8 PM.

My goal is to open a second class from 8-9 as soon as there are enough students ready to study Level 2: Tribal Combinations. We have one solid dancer ready now, so if this is a goal of yours, please let me know.

Post performance glow with Cat, Alysia, and Deborah (September 20, 2015)
Post performance glow with Cat, Alysia, and Deborah (September 20, 2015)

Late Summer Schedule

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Happy Flip the Calendar Day, my friends!

As we look at the end of summer and start planning, please make note of the following classes dates, times, and locations.

  • Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM in Agoura Hills: Classes will be held on: August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24, August 31, September 7, September 14, September 21, and September 28.
  • Fridays 7:30-8:30 PM in Oxnard: Classes will be held on: August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26, September 2, September 9, September 16, September 23, and September 30.
  • Sundays 2-3 PM in North Hollywood: Classes will be held on: August 7 (in Studio D), August 14 (in Studio C), August 21 (in Studio D), August 28 (in Studio D), September 4 (in Studio D), September 11 (in Studio C), NO CLASS on September 18, and September 25 (in Studio D).
Possible Change in Time

We have the opportunity to shift our Friday classes earlier by 30 minutes (to 7-8 PM) if we would like, with the long-term goal to eventually have TWO CLASSES (level 1 and then level 2) back to back some day. I know there is at least one dancer ready for this immediately, and I would like to encourage additional dancers to set this as a goal.

Labor Day Weekend

I would also love to hear from folks about your Labor Day weekend plans. Are you available for class in Oxnard on Friday, September 2 and/or in North Hollywood on Sunday, September 4? Please let me know right away if you can be there or if we have so few dancers that we should cancel.

Thanks everyone!