BSBD Tribal Group Improv

Multi-Level class

Mondays 7:30-8:45pm

Dance Arts Studio 2820 S MacArthur Blvd. Spfld. IL

$12 per class

4 class punch card available $43

contact Therese 217.341.7664 or Therese@Daughtersofthedance.com to reserve your spot!

Seminar offerings

Marsailles, France  2013

Taping of BSBD Instructional videos 

Class / Seminar offerings

                                                        BSBD Teacher Training Levels 1, 2 & 3  

                              Increase your knowledge of each movement in the BSBD format with this Level 1 teaching course.   Understanding the history and lineage of this dance form and the importance of honoring the origins are covered as well.  After completion you may then move into Level 2.  BSBD L2 is a large volume of movements, combos, names and credits to their sources.  Those interested in taking their dance even further, we have Level 3, Props, costuming, marketing and new combos. This 2 day course will have a minimum of 16 hours instruction.

Level 1 10am-6pm $500  Before we start you'll need the Tribal Bible by Kajira Djoumahna  (available on amazon)  and Level 1 & 2 Instructional DVD's (I have a couple sets on hand!)   

Level 1 Intensive 10-6pm $200 You will receive a Level 1 DVD, learn all of Level 1 and apply it in formation and flow (a peek into Level 2!) 

Level 2 TBA $600 - Completed Level 1 training and able to demonstrate zill work, Shimmies and Layering

           Combo L1 &  L2 $1000

Level 3 TBA $200 Completed L1 & L2

            Combo L1, 2 & 3  $1100

What you will receive from me:  A minimum of 16 hours instruction.  Folders containing all of the notes from Kajira Djoumahna and myself regarding every movement for each level.  The opportunity to video your instructional training.  Unlimited access for any questions regarding teaching or advice about the format. (Please realize this format can take several years to master, so keep in touch!)  Annual DVD review of you teaching the format to reissue your certificate.  Performance opportunities with  BlackSheep BellyDance.  


BlackSheep BellyDance/ Tribal Group ImprovLevels 1,2 &3

Level 1- Introduction to Tribal Group Improvisation.  A core vocabulary of movements that allow us to dance as one unit

Level 2- A large variety of movements, combinations and formations for the intermediate dancer

Level 3- Professional level stage presentation, floor work, balancing work and much more.

Specialty classes

Choreographies. Oriental- There are several to choose from, Saiidi, Drum Solos, veil etc

                               Fusion- Sword, Tribal Fusion, Folkloric, Cane

Smooth transitions from Right to Left side of body- This is a great fun as we have to dance, dance, dance it out by working from one side to the other and back!

Zills,  Zills patterns & Techniques are used and changed throughout the format. 337, 31313, 3515 etc.  Loads of fun

Veil work for a beautiful "show".  Colorful silk floats and swirls around as you dance.  This is a great workout with visual beauty.

Oriental Style (Classic Belly dance) classes designed to develop your own dance.  Steps and combos with a variety of options to choose from to make it your own. Including choreographies

Silk Dyeing in the summer (or at your house). We gather to dye silks and enjoy our creations as they blow in the breeze to dry. Wine optional ;)

Sword balancing is always a delight to watch.  The use of real Scimitars balanced on our heads, hips, shoulders etc. takes concentration and practice. It's so exciting!!

Cane / Assaya