Contact Information

Ajna Tribal is an ATS® performance troupe in Richmond, Virginia, under the direction of Janine Turner, a FCBD® Sister Studio and certified ATS® instructor.  For information about public and private performance events, training seminars or current classes contact Janine Turner (information below) Janine is a resident artist at Dogtown Dance Theatre in Richmond, VA and The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, VA. She teaches American Tribal Style® belly dance at these and other area locations. See a listing of current classes below.

      Director: Janine Turner

     Phone: 804.740.8782

        Email: jmturner_23233@yahoo.com

2019-2- Feg Class Instruction for Professionals

ATS® Master Classes

Belly dance is based on muscular isolation and control. That being said, how many of us truly understand and can identify the muscles we are working? Janine Turner will be presenting a series of seminars throughout 2019-2020 focusing on anatomy and the muscular isolations that generate our ATS® dance moves. This knowledge and understanding will provide the dancer with increased articulation and technical refinement of their beautiful ATS®movement vocabulary. These seminars will be held monthly on Sunday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 at Dogtown Dance Theatre for $35.00 per class and provide in-depth training exclusively on the biomechanics and execution of one move per class. If you ever wanted to delve deeper into the technical art of this dance, these seminars are for you! Watch for upcoming seminar postings, then come and indulge! For more information, contact Janine Turner at: jmturner_23233@yahoo.com

ATS® Master Class: Arm Undulations Belly dance is based on muscular isolation and control. That being said, how many of us truly understand and can identify the muscles we are working? Come and indulge in exploring Arm Undulations in American Tribal Style® Belly Dance in all their beauty and magic. Discover the depth you can take your technique and execution of this move when you understand the anatomy and biomechanics behind it. To sign up for this seminar,  contact Janine Turner at: jmturner_23233@yahoo.com

Date: May 19, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 4:30-6:00
Location: Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th Street, Richmond, VA
Cost $35

Summer 2019 Class Schedule

ATS® Back to the Basics Summer FUN!
If you enjoy getting back in touch with your delightful ATS® movement vocabulary or are not an ATS® dancer but are interested in learning a few moves that make this magic happen, these classes are for you! This summer series of drop-in classes will be taught by members of Ajna Tribal and will explore the moves they find most exciting. These are drop-in classes so just come and enjoy, explore the magic, and have fun!

Dates: June 9, 23, July 7, 14 (Sundays)
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th Street, Richmond, VA
Cost $15

 

American Tribal Style® Belly Dance: Level 1

This is an ongoing series of classes that focuses on two ATS® moves or concepts per class followed by drills to incorporate what you have just learned. To participate, contact Janine Turner at: jmturner_23233@yahoo.com (Please note that no classes will be offered June 10-July 15 but you will love to attend Ajna Tribal’s “ATS® Back to the Basics-Summer Fun!” series during that time – see class information listed above)

Date: Monday Evenings (Ongoing)
Time: 6:00-7:00pm 
Location: 10404 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA
Cost $15

Winter-Spring 2019 Class Schedule

American Tribal Style® Belly Dance (Level 1a)

Come join a unique type of folkloric belly dance in which you learn the “vocabulary” (moves) of the dance and the non-verbal “cues” alerting you to which moves are coming next, then just “follow the leader” as the entire dance group appears to move together in synchronicity. This type of dance, called “American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance, is a “melting pot” that joins together traditional dance moves from various countries such as India, Spain, Persia, North Africa and the Middle East in new and unique ways. ATS® is a community dance that is low impact yet gets your body moving in a fun and enjoyable manner. Whether you have never danced before or are a seasoned dancer, come and enjoy American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance!

Level 1a: ATS®

Location: Cultural Arts center of Glen Allen (CACGA), 2880 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, VA

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Dates: Mondays starting Feb. 4, 2019 (6 weeks)

Cost: $120

To Register: Contact CACGA at 804-261-2787 or register on-line at: http://www.artsglenallen.com/

 

American Tribal Style® Belly Dance (Level 1b)

This  Spring session continues to work on the fast moves and formations learned in ATS® Level 1a as well as adding zills (finger cymbals) with the movements. We will cover new formations including Chorus and Fade as well as beginning to develop our slow ATS® vocabulary. Zills will be required in this class. You may bring your own or purchase a pair from the instructor for $15.00. Pre-requisite: Completion of the course: “Folkloric Belly Dance: American Tribal Style® (Level 1a)” or the ability to execute the following ATS® dance moves: Pivot Bump, Egyptian, Arabic, and Shimmy

Level 1b: ATS®

Location: Cultural Arts center of Glen Allen (CACGA), 2880 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, VA

Time: 6:00-7:00

Dates: Mondays starting Apr. 8, 2019 (6 weeks)

Cost: $120.00

To Register: Contact CACGA  at 804-261-2787 or register on-line at: http://www.artsglenallen.com/

 

Ajna Tribal Apprentice This program is for the dedicated ATS(r) dancer who would like to be considered for inclusion into Ajna Tribal’s professional troupe. You will train and perform with the Ajna Tribal to see if membership in this troupe would be a good fit for you. You will be reviewed every 6 months to evaluate your progress related to technical skills, performance ability, and level of commitment to prepare you for acceptance as an Ajna Tribal troupe member. Pre-requisite: Approval of director. For more information, contact Janine Turner: jmturner_23233@yahoo.com

Ajna Tribal Troupe Member Open to ATS® dancers who have exhibited the knowledge, skills, discipline, technical accuracy, proficiency, and dedication to dance on a professional ATS® level. Pre-requisite: Residency as an Ajna Tribal Apprentice and approval of director. For more information, contact Janine Turner: jmturner_23233@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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