Fundamentals of Tribal Belly Dance

FTBD March 2018 FullsteamFundamentals of Tribal Belly Dance classes are presented in the exciting Tribal Improvisational Style (lead/follow  group improvisation) format. Fundamentals of belly dance technique are emphasized, with specific attention to tribal dance posture and stance, arm positioning, safe ways to warm up and cool down, tips for performing, how to play finger cymbals (zils), and most of all, how to have fun and enjoy yourself while learning this beautiful art form. If you love to dance, you will love this class!

Zils and hip scarves are available to borrow or purchase; students should wear form-fitting exercise pants, shorts or capris, a comfortable top that allows the instructor to view torso movements, and are encouraged to wear light socks, dance shoes or bare feet during class. Please, no bulky shirts or skirts in this class.

This class is recommended for students who are new to tribal belly dance/group improvisation or who would like to brush up on the basic vocabulary of this style of dance. While this is not a strictly ATS® class, fundamental ATS® vocabulary and structure is an integral part of the format.

This session featuring a fun and festive Winter-themed choreography! All students will be invited to perform this choreography at World In Motion’s Winter Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 16 as well as at the January 2019 Undulation Nouveau!!

Session begins on November 26 based on a minimum of 4 preregistered students. Drop-ins welcome as space permits at $18 per class.  Maximum enrollment: 12 students. Class dates are November 26, December 3, 10 & 17.


World In Motion offers online registration! Click HERE to complete an online registration form and waiver.

Payment options include PayPal (available via the online registration form), checks or cash. World In Motion does not accept credit or debit cards for payment. If paying via PayPal, please note there is a handling fee for using PayPal which is included in the online pricing.

If paying by check, please make checks payable to World In Motion and send them to:

World In Motion LLC 10269-500 Chapel Hill Road Morrisville, NC 27560

Please note: Discounts on class fees are calculated by the date the payment is made either online via PayPal/in person at the studio or by the postmark date on mailed items. Class space is not guaranteed until both registration and payment have been received.


  • Normal preregistration price (valid until November 25): $52/4 week session
  • Regular price (valid after November 25): $60/4 week session

Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please familiarize yourself with our policies and procedures prior to enrolling in class.


For a list of suggested practice music, click here.



Interested in moving up to Intermediate ATS®/Tribal Belly Dance classes? Before a student can move up to the next level of tribal classes (Intermediate Level  ATS®/Tribal Belly Dance), she/he must be able to properly execute and fully understand fundamental moves and concepts as found hereA minimum of 4 sessions of Fundamentals of Tribal Belly Dance AND approval by the instructor is required prior to enrolling in the next level of classes. If you have questions about Intermediate Level ATS®/Tribal Belly Dance or your progress in Tribal Fundamentals, please talk with Sashi or Dawn or contact World In Motion.


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