Sunanda Tribe

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 Upcoming Performances

43952403_10215443183144816_4342841015820877824_nThe Call of the Drums
February 9, 2019 ~ 7:00 pm

The Country Squire Restaurant, Inn & Winery
748 NC 24 50 Hwy, Warsaw, North Carolina 28398


More information available at

**Interested in being a part of Sunanda Tribe, WIM’s Tribal Improvisation Performance Troupe?

Sunanda Tribe is a fantastic troupe that allows students who have worked hard and want to perform a chance to do just that!  It requires work and commitment but pays off in fun and dramatic improvement in your dance!

The moves you must be proficient in to be considered for the troupe are listed below.  The mastery of the techniques and concepts from level 1 is the main criterion for admission to the troupe and is under the discretion of the troupe leader. Joining the Intermediate Tribal class is not a guarantee of admission.

In addition to technique, there are other factors that are just as important!

It is always a good idea to speak with your dance teacher about your dance goals.  If it is your goal to be considered for Sunanda Tribe, discuss this with your teacher and develop a realistic plan to achieve that goal.

For more information on Sunanda, or to be considered for the troupe, email Li Marcus at .

Dancers must be able to perform the following moves with proficiency as well as demonstrate the ability to lead and follow all slow and fast moves on the list:

Dancers must also be proficient with:

  • Dancing while zilling the Gallop zil pattern
  • Properly transitioning into and out of duets, trios, quartets and chorus
  • Musicality and staying on the down beat in the music


Fast Moves:

Arabic (moving, turning)

Arabic 1-2-3

Arabic Hip Twist (1/2 turns)

Basic Pivot Bump/Choo-Choo (turning, moving forward)

Basic Ghawazee (moving, 1/4 turns)

Box Step w/turn

Chest/Hip Slides/Circles (moving, turning)

Chest Lifts/Drops

Chico 4 Corners

Double Bump (Moving, turning)

Egyptian (1/2 and full turns)

Ghawazee Combo (shimmy optional)

Hip Bumps (moving, turning, levels)

4/4 Hip Shimmies

Shimmy Step (aka 3/4 Hip Shimmies)- half time (moving, turning)/full time

Shoulder Bumps (moving, turning, levels)

Shoulder Shimmies (moving, turning, levels)

Single Bump (moving, turning)

Turkish  (1/4 & 1/2 turns)

Slow Moves:

Arm Undulations (aka Snake Arms)

Basic Camel

Body Wave

Camel Walk



Maya  (Reverse Taxeem)


Reverse Turn

Ribcage Rotation


Head slide




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