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Tribal Revolution Weekend!!!

Such a busy weekend about to start. My troupe Down Hips Down is performing Thursday night at Tribal Rev. I’m teaching my Ambidextrous Zilling Method Saturday morning and I’m going to be sharing the stage with some of the most talented people in bellydance Saturday night. OMG the feels!!!!! Hope to see you there.



Intro to Tribal Fusion Bellydance for the Performance Minded – new class

Intro to Tribal Fusion Bellydance for the Performance Minded is go every Tuesday 4/7/15 to 7/2/15, 9-10 pm at Dance Center Chicago. This class built for the people who have been hitting me up who are performers themselves who keep telling me, “Mae, I’d like to take some bellydance with you to spruce up my stuff.” Its still a bellydance 101 course, but targeted toward people who can already move and are not afraid of the stage. We’re basically going to assume you already know to look up and not at the floor when you dance, that you can step with your left foot on command, and that you have some rhythm. Basically this is my response to folks who are fire spinners, burlesquers, ariealists, and/or people who haven’t taken a dance class in a long time, but want to incorporate bellydance into their repertoire and take up regular dance classes again. We’ll. Spend time with bellydance isolations, undulations and shimmies, but we’ll also touch on traveling, arm placement, elongating your lines and stage presence.

intro to tribal fusion 2015

September classes!!!

september classes

Just two more classes left this month, and that will be it for my “open to the public” classes. Come October, the troupes Down Hips Down and The Black Silk Road will get their rehersal times back and I won’t have drop in classes till probably 2015. $15 a class!!!

Tuesday Classes: Tribal Fusion 101 at 7pm and Intermediate Tribal Fusion 8-10pm

Temporary change in schedule. Tuesdays at Dance Center Chicago 3868 N Lincoln (above the Chase) the class line up will be:

Intro to Tribal Fusion – 7-8 pm – Fundamentals course for new tribal fusion bellydancers and for experienced dancers from other dance forms to get the fundamental tribal fusion theory before moving up into the intermediate tribal fusion intensives.

Intermediate Tribal Fusion Intensives: AKA Super Hard Core No Fun Weekly Intensives with Mae the Bellydancer – 8-10 pm – Two hour weekly intensives for performer level or intermediate tribal fusion bellydancers that focuses on posture, strength building, and the most current and exciting tribal fusion moves and combos. Guaranteed to jump start your creative process, infuse your current regimen with new moves, and help you see performance from a different angle.

Drop ins are welcome for both classes.

Dates effective: 7/1/14 to 9/9/14


small intro to tribal fusion with mae the bellydancer

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Tribal Rev was so awesome!!!

Thanks to Down Hips Down for rocking the Tribal Revolution Thursday night show. You girls make me sooooo proud. I’m still getting all kinds of compliments about our act!!!! DHD 4-evah!!!

And I loved drumming with Katara. Rune and Sal are so fucking talented, I could barely hold it together, but I’m so glad I did it. The Boheme Tribal duet was just lovely to accompany.

I learned alot from Zoe, Rachel, and my pre Tribal Rev class with Samantha Emanuel. So much info to digest, but it was very invigorating to know my dance practice is on track.

What a weekend.

Busy week!! KKHS 6/18, Ed Paschke 6/21 and Tahitian Ami Workshop 6/22

This is a busy one. First my burlesque troupe the Knock Knock Hot Spot is returning to the stage at No-Tell Cabaret’s Knock Knock Hot Spot Takeover on 6/18. 5 great performers doing what they do best, entertaining and giving you the warm and fuzzies.  No cover, doors at 9 and show at 10:30. Then I’ll be doing fire bellydance at the Ed Paschke Art Center 6/21, and Liz Phair will be there. I’m going to die. Finally on Sunday 6/22, I’ll be teaching my Tahitian Ami workshop in Elgin, IL at Eastern Groove Studios.

Whew.knock knock hot spot takeover