Sep, Oct, Nov Classes – Now Level Two in Oxnard

Level Two is coming to Oxnard at Club NEMA Bellydance

You can now study Level Two ATS® Tribal Combinations both on Sunday afternoons in North Hollywood and again on Tuesday evenings in Oxnard, starting in September.

Level Two continues expanding on the Fundamentals from Level One. This 12-week syllabus systematically introduces the next set of moves and formations that incorporate all of Classic ATS®. 

Instructor approval is required to enroll in Level Two. Dancers much be able to lead all the moves in Level One and play their zills throughout.

Syllabus

  • Level One material – Dancers studying their Fundamentals learn four foundational moves in Fast (Pivot Bump, Egyptian, Shimmy, and Arabic), the foundational moves in Slow (Taxim, Floreos, Arm Undulations, Body Wave, Torso Twist, and Circle Step), and the ability to play the standard zill pattern.
  • Level Two material – Dancers build on their Fundamental families of moves to study the following over a repeated twelve week syllabus. Slow combinations: Corkscrew, Propeller, and Reverse Turns; Walking Body Wave and Walking Taxim; Turning the Circle Step and Torso Twist; Camel Walk, Ribcase Rotation, Reverse Taxim, and Headslides. And Fast combinations – Bump family: Box Step, Chico Four Corners, Reach and Sit, Double Bump, Single Bump, Up2 Down 3, Choo Choo Arc Arms; Arabic family: Arabic Shimmy, ASWAT; and Shimmy family: Turkish Shimmy, TSWAT, Shoulder Shimmy Hip Drop, Ghawazee, Sunanda, Resham-ka.

Level Two Schedules

Level Two on Sundays in North Hollywood

  • 2018 Session 5
  • Sun Sep 9: Week 7 of 12
  • Sun Sep 16: Week 8 of 12
  • Sun Sep 23: Week 9 of 12
  • Sun Sep 30: Week 10 of 12
  • Sun Oct 7: Week 11 of 12
  • Sun Oct 14: Week 12 of 12
  • 2018 Session 6
  • Sun Oct 21: Week 1 of 12
  • Sun Oct 28: Week 2 of 12
  • Sun Nov 4: Week 3 of 12
  • Sun Nov 11: Week 4 of 12
  • Sun Nov 18: Week 5 of 12
  • Sun Nov 25: Week 6 of 12
Level Two on Tuesdays in Oxnard

  • 2018 Session 5
  • Tue Sep 11: Week 1 of 12
  • Tue Sep 18: Week 2 of 12
  • Tue Sep 25: Week 3 of 12
  • Tue Oct 2: Week 4 of 12
  • Tue Oct 9: Week 5 of 12
  • Tue Oct 16: Week 6 of 12
  • 2018 Session 6
  • Tue Oct 23: Week 7 of 12
  • Tue Oct 30: Week 8 of 12
  • Tue Nov 6: Week 9 of 12
  • Tue Nov 13: Week 10 of 12
  • Tue Nov 20: Week 11 of 12
  • Tue Nov 27: Week 12 of 12

Calendars for 2018 Sessions 3 and 4

For those of you who like to print out a calendar, you can use this July to August 2018 PDF (updated June 25!).


Session 4: July and August 2018

All three locations will offer ATS® Dance Fundamentals (Level 1 and 1+). And NEW! North Hollywood will ATS® Tribal Combinations (Level 2 and 2+). Also NEW! Oxnard classes are moving to Tuesdays!

  • Sundays at North Hollywood, Level 1: 2-3 PM, Level 2: 1-2 PM Session 4: Jul 15-c, Jul 22-d, Jul 29-e, Aug 5-e, Aug 12-c, Aug 19-e, Aug 26-e Halfa (No class Jul 8) – 6 week session Plus, Free Intro class on July 1 (Studio E)!
  • New Night! Tuesdays at Oxnard, 7-8 PM Session 4: Jul 10, Jul 17, Jul 24, Jul 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21, Aug 28 Hafla – 7 week session – Plus, Free Intro class on Jul 3!

Minimum requirements to enter Level 2 include:

  • Ability to dance (both follow and lead) all Basic Level 1 moves
  • Zill through Fast and wear Zills during Slow


Session 3: May and June 2018

All three locations will offer ATS® Dance Fundamentals (Level 1 and 1+).

  • Sundays at North Hollywood, 2-3 PM Session 3: May 13-e, May 20-d, Jun 3-d, Jun 10-c, Jun 17-d, Jun 24-d (No class May 27) – 6 week session – Plus, Free Intro class on May 6!
  • Mondays at Oxnard, 7-8 PM Session 3: May 14, May 21, Jun 4, Jun 11, Jun 18, Jun 25 (No class May 28) – 6 week session – Plus, Free Intro class on May 7!
  • Wednesdays at Agoura Hills, 7-8 PM Session 3: May 9, May 16, May 23, Jun 6, Jun 13, Jun 20, Jun 27 (No class May 30) – 7 week session – Plus, Free Intro class on May 2!


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!