Strong Arm and Variations Workshop
Technique, Variations, Transitions and Drills
Join Super Beth, Director of Tamarind Belly Dance for this
in-depth look at the dramatic, slow movement....Strong Arm along with it's
As seen on Volume 9: Anatomy of a Step, this step was created by Tamarind so you'll learn the technique, evolution and current day practices directly from the troupe that created it.
This workshop includes a warm up, detailed technique, transitions and drills for all three variations.
This class was originally filmed live, exclusively here on fcbdU.
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Super Beth is owner of Tamarind Studio and director of Tamarind Belly Dance in Milwaukee, WI. A founding member of the troupe, she began her studies into belly dance in 2005. She is known for her high energy performance and instruction, her passion for student growth, and innovative group work.
In addition to being a 1st generation certified teacher of Zoe Jakes' Dancecraft® format, Super Beth has studied with Carolena Nericcio, creator of ATS® and Director of FatChanceBellyDance® (FCBD®) in San Francisco and was granted Sister Studio status in 2008. Super Beth has had the extreme pleasure to study and dance with ATS® (FCBD®) legends and emeritus Kristine Adams, Kae Montgomery, Anita Lalwani, Wendy Allen, and Sandi Ball, and other creators of movements accepted into the ATS® (FCBD®) format: Megha Gavin of Devyani and Devi Mamak.
Super Beth has been a sell-out headliner and is widely sought out to teach both domestically and abroad as the creator of the Tamarind Troupe Transformations® dance format with the group's own unique, improv-based repertoire of tribal movements, group formations, and prop work.
Super Beth has created, appeared on, and produced several DVDs including several Tamarind movements that have been accepted into the format on FatChanceBellyDance® (FCBD®) Volume 9 DVD Anatomy of a Step, ATS® with Props”, and Spirit of Seville Fan and Skirt Combinations for ATS®.
Super Beth has studied a variety of Middle Eastern dance styles herself for well over a decade as well as Flamenco, Tap, and Ballet (including taking classes with the Lenningrad Ballet and Phantom of the Opera Dancers). In addition, Super Beth has attended regular workshops and/or classes with BellyDance Legends Morocco and Tamalyn Dallal, BellyDance Super Stars® Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Moria Chappell, Mardi Love, and Sharon Kihara, Jill Parker, Amy Sigil, Samantha Riggs, Paulette Rees-Denis, Ariellah, and many others within the belly dance community.
Super Beth has performed at over 300 events and continues to perform at community events, festivals, as well as hosting her own annual event "Tamarind Tribal Union" in Milwaukee, WI. She has also performed and collaborated with well-known dancers such as Devi Memak, Mimi Fontana, Kristine Adams, Silvia Salmanca, and others. In addition, Super Beth has performed with several live bands including Brothers of the Baladi, Beats Antique, Stoneburner, Dikanda, Peasants Abroad, and Djinn.
Super Beth holds weekly classes in ATS® (FCBD®) and fusion for all levels and ages in the Milwaukee along with private students.
A mother of 3, Super Beth hopes you find as much joy and happiness in ATS® (FCBD®) format as she has over the years!
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