Program


We're excited to present the program for the ATS® Black Forest Intensive 2015:

4 days with 26 hrs of in-depth instruction and self-reflection, dedicated to delve deeply into ATS®-technique, to find the ATS® dancer in you beyond the technique, to reveal your strengths and to challenge your "weaknesses"!

This programme is aimed towards the intermediate - advanced ATS®dancer.

Every morning will start with a specific conditioning and warmup-section designed for technique covered on that day. After a short lunch break we will continue with even more technique, tailored to suit the participants's needs. You will have 30 min for personal reflection/ rehearsal, followed by  lectures on ATS®-specific themes.

In 2017 we are focusing on deepening our knowledge about the ATS® steps and formations, working on transitions and musicality, and bringing all  that we have learned into practice with working on different performance situations.

Thursday, 30. novembre 2017: Setting your Intention

10h - 13h: AM Tech Block

Conditioning and WarmUp with a special focus on shoulder openers

Workshop*: The Quality of the 4 Basic Fast Steps in ATS® Bellydance

Formations Intensive: Review and Dancing to 2 or more Sides

13h30 - 16h: PM Tech Block

Building a Set

Set Practice

16h - 16h30: Personal Reflection Time  

16h30- 17h30: Lecture: The History of ATS®

Friday, 01. decembre2017: Building Core Strength

10h - 13h: AM Tech Block

Conditioning and Warmup with special focus on developing abdominal strength        

Texture and Taxeem Intensive  (ATS® Slow Steps)

Workshop*: Shimmy TSWAAT + ASWAAT

13h30 - 16h: PM Tech Block

Building a Set

Set Practice

16h - 16h30: Personal Reflection Time

16h30- 17h30: Lecture: Fundamentals of Costume, Hair and MakeUp

Saturday, 02. decembre 2017: Letting go of Expectations

10h - 13h: AM Tech Block

Conditioning and Warmup with special focus on hip openers

Workshop*  Bump

Set Practice

13h30 - 16h: PM Tech Block

Musicality

Performance Intensive: Set Performance and Feedback

16h - 16h30: Personal Reflection Time

16h30- 17h30: Lecture: Anatomy

Optional evening activity: HAFLA

Sunday, 04 decembre 2017: Opening Your Heart

10h - 13h: AM Tech Block

Conditioning and Warmup with special focus on backbending and chest opening       

Workshop* Arabic and Egyptian Steps

Set Practice

13h30 - 16h: PM Tech Block

Educated Transitions

Performance Intensive: Set Performance and Feedback

16h - 16h30: Personal Reflection Time

16h30- 17h30: Community Reflection Time

Optional evening activity: Outing tba

*Workshop: we will take a look at YOUR basic version of the step (Egyptian/Shimmy/Arabic/Bump) and give you some specific help of feedback and then we will select 2 or 3 steps from the family (based on your responses to the questionnaire) and provide into a more in-depth review of those steps.  Note:  we can't promise to cover everyone's most difficult steps, but if we can't get to the step on the workshop day, we will try to bring it in somewhere else in the weekend.