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Cat’s primary goal is to bring a fun and personally fulfilling bellydance experience to as many people as possible, both fellow dancers and audience members. As a group, improvisational dance form, ATS® can be the most elaborate game of follow-the-leader you have ever experienced. But beyond the dance vocabulary of movement, formations, cues, and flow, Cat hopes to empower dancers to embrace movement without shame, fitness for all sizes, and the joy and beauty in the community we build in which our job is to make everyone look good.

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ATS® Tribal Combinations (Lvl 2) - 2019 Session 2: North Hollywood Mar-Apr

Level 2 – ATS® Tribal Combinations: Sundays 1-2 PM (Instructor approval needed for Level 2) * 2019 Session 2 [Level Two 1-2 PM]: Mar 3 (free class, Studio B), Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, (no class Apr 7), Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28 (open party) Classes are held in Studio C, except where noted. In Level Two ATS® Tribal Combinations, dancers expand on the foundational movements with new combos, layers, and formation variations. Put together, Levels One and Two are considered Classic ATS®. The syllabus is presented in 12 weeks total, so two sessions are needed to get a full introduction to Level 2. [Session 1 will cover weeks 7-12.] Zills (finger cymbals) are required. * * * These are regular tuition-based courses. There are three different ways to purchase tuition for these classes. • Session Dance card = $10 per class (6-week sessions $60, 7-week sessions $70) BEST VALUE! Buy the whole session for only $10 per class, when you buy all six or seven classes together. • Part-Time Dance card = $12 per class, for 5 classes over the span of 2 sessions ($60)FLEXIBLE class scheduling! Buy 5 classes for any week during two sessions. • One-class Drop-in = $15 per class. Payments can be made by cash, check, PayPal, Square, or Venmo (including tap-to-pay from phones). "Advance Purchase” can be done in the five minutes before the start of class, if you like. More Information: http://cayswanndance.com/instruction/ Classes at Madilyn Clark Studios are held in various studios with professional wooden dance floors. Bare feet are appropriate or soft dance shoes that do not leave marks. Please check the calendar to see which studio we are in, each week. Parking for Madilyn Clark Studios is limited along two walls of the building plus adjacent street parking. Observe "No Parking" signs carefully, for example, do not park alongside the black painted wall opposite the studios.

ATS® Fundamentals (Lvl 1) - 2019 Session 2: North Hollywood Classes Mar-Apr

* 2019 Session 1 [Level One]: Mar 3 (free class, Studio B), Mar 10 (Studio B), Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, (no class Apr 7), Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28 (open party) Classes are held in Studio C, except where noted. LEVEL ONE = 2-3 pm This syllabus introduces the basic movements of ATS® through instruction and drills. Dancers then use this foundational vocabulary to dance with partners in duet, trio, and quartet formations. Zills (finger cymbals) are requested from week three on. Students may bring their own cymbals or may make arrangements to purchase them from the instructor. (Both metal and wooden zills are available for sale.) Each class starts with a warm-up, a drill for playing zills (finger cymbals), and then features technique study for Fast and Slow movements as well as formations. All dancers will learn to both follow and lead the movements, at a pace that matches the dancer’s learning style and pace. Everything is geared for your best success. All dancers of all abilities should regularly train in Level One–these are the ATS® Dance Fundamentals. These are regular tuition-based courses. There are three different ways to purchase tuition for these classes. • Session Dance card = $10 per class (6-week sessions $60, 7-week sessions $70) BEST VALUE! Buy the whole session for only $10 per class, when you buy all six or seven classes together. • Part-Time Dance card = $12 per class, for 5 classes over the span of 2 sessions ($60)FLEXIBLE class scheduling! Buy 5 classes for any week during two sessions. • One-class Drop-in = $15 per class. Payments can be made by cash, check, PayPal, Square, or Venmo (including tap-to-pay from phones). "Advance Purchase” can be done in the five minutes before the start of class, if you like. More Information: http://cayswanndance.com/instruction/ Classes at Madilyn Clark Studios are held in various studios with professional wooden dance floors. Bare feet are appropriate or soft dance shoes that do not leave marks. Please check the calendar to see which studio we are in, each week. Parking for Madilyn Clark Studios is limited along two walls of the building plus adjacent street parking. Observe "No Parking" signs carefully, for example, do not park alongside the black painted wall opposite the studios.

ATS® Tribal Combinations (Lvl 2) - 2019 Session 2: North Hollywood Mar-Apr

Level 2 – ATS® Tribal Combinations: Sundays 1-2 PM (Instructor approval needed for Level 2) * 2019 Session 2 [Level Two 1-2 PM]: Mar 3 (free class, Studio B), Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, (no class Apr 7), Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28 (open party) Classes are held in Studio C, except where noted. In Level Two ATS® Tribal Combinations, dancers expand on the foundational movements with new combos, layers, and formation variations. Put together, Levels One and Two are considered Classic ATS®. The syllabus is presented in 12 weeks total, so two sessions are needed to get a full introduction to Level 2. [Session 1 will cover weeks 7-12.] Zills (finger cymbals) are required. * * * These are regular tuition-based courses. There are three different ways to purchase tuition for these classes. • Session Dance card = $10 per class (6-week sessions $60, 7-week sessions $70) BEST VALUE! Buy the whole session for only $10 per class, when you buy all six or seven classes together. • Part-Time Dance card = $12 per class, for 5 classes over the span of 2 sessions ($60)FLEXIBLE class scheduling! Buy 5 classes for any week during two sessions. • One-class Drop-in = $15 per class. Payments can be made by cash, check, PayPal, Square, or Venmo (including tap-to-pay from phones). "Advance Purchase” can be done in the five minutes before the start of class, if you like. More Information: http://cayswanndance.com/instruction/ Classes at Madilyn Clark Studios are held in various studios with professional wooden dance floors. Bare feet are appropriate or soft dance shoes that do not leave marks. Please check the calendar to see which studio we are in, each week. Parking for Madilyn Clark Studios is limited along two walls of the building plus adjacent street parking. Observe "No Parking" signs carefully, for example, do not park alongside the black painted wall opposite the studios.

ATS® Open Dance Party: North Hollywood - Mar-Apr

Madilyn Clark Studios

* 2019 Session 1 [Level One]: Mar 3 (free class, Studio B), Mar 10 (Studio B), Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, (no class Apr 7), Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28 (open party) Classes are held in Studio C, except where noted. LEVEL ONE = 2-3 pm This syllabus introduces the basic movements of ATS® through instruction and drills. Dancers then use this foundational vocabulary to dance with partners in duet, trio, and quartet formations. Zills (finger cymbals) are requested from week three on. Students may bring their own cymbals or may make arrangements to purchase them from the instructor. (Both metal and wooden zills are available for sale.) Each class starts with a warm-up, a drill for playing zills (finger cymbals), and then features technique study for Fast and Slow movements as well as formations. All dancers will learn to both follow and lead the movements, at a pace that matches the dancer’s learning style and pace. Everything is geared for your best success. All dancers of all abilities should regularly train in Level One–these are the ATS® Dance Fundamentals. These are regular tuition-based courses. There are three different ways to purchase tuition for these classes. • Session Dance card = $10 per class (6-week sessions $60, 7-week sessions $70) BEST VALUE! Buy the whole session for only $10 per class, when you buy all six or seven classes together. • Part-Time Dance card = $12 per class, for 5 classes over the span of 2 sessions ($60)FLEXIBLE class scheduling! Buy 5 classes for any week during two sessions. • One-class Drop-in = $15 per class. Payments can be made by cash, check, PayPal, Square, or Venmo (including tap-to-pay from phones). "Advance Purchase” can be done in the five minutes before the start of class, if you like. More Information: http://cayswanndance.com/instruction/ Classes at Madilyn Clark Studios are held in various studios with professional wooden dance floors. Bare feet are appropriate or soft dance shoes that do not leave marks. Please check the calendar to see which studio we are in, each week. Parking for Madilyn Clark Studios is limited along two walls of the building plus adjacent street parking. Observe "No Parking" signs carefully, for example, do not park alongside the black painted wall opposite the studios.

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