Contact Information

Ajna Tribal is an ATS® performance troupe in Richmond, Virginia, under the direction of Janine Turner, a FCBD(r) Sister Studio and certified ATS® instructor.  For information about public and private performance events, contact Janine Turner (information below) Janine also offers instruction in American Tribal Style® Belly Dance at Dogtown Dance Theatre in Richmond, VA and The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, VA

      Director: Janine Turner

     Studio Location: 109 W 15th St,

         Richmond,Virginia     23234     

     Phone: 804.740.8782



2018 Class Schedule

Folkloric Belly Dancing: ATS®

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” of moves that joins together traditional belly dance styles from various countries such as India, Spain, Persia, North Africa and the Middle East into a unique whole. ATS® is a community dance that is low impact yet gets your body moving in a fun, enjoyable way. Whether you have never danced before or are a seasoned dancer, come and enjoy American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance!

Location: Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen,

Day/Time: Mondays 6:30-7:30

 Dates: Feb 26 – Mar. 16, 2018

Price: $120.00 for a 2 month semester


ATS® Semester Intensive 2018

This is a 3 month/3 session per week course consisting of 36 sessions. This semester intensive course is designed for the dedicated student who is ready to expand their skills to include performance level technique and discipline.  Sword work will be included. The goal of this program is to prepare the dancer for participation as an Ajna Tribal Apprentice.

Pre-requisite: Knowledge of Classic ATS® vocabulary including: Basic Egyptian, Arabic, Pivot Bump, Shimmy, Taxim, Body Wave, Arm Undulation, Camel, Torso Twist, Circle Step, Propeller, and Corkscrew Turn.

Days/Time: Wed. 5:00-5:45pm

Sat. 5:00-6:00pm

   Sun. 3:30-4:30pm

Date: Feb. 3 through May 7, 2018 (No class on Feb 10)

Location: Dogtown Dance Theatre,

Price: $360.00 per mo. / $1,080.00 per semester

*Students taking this course are welcome to participate in both “Folkloric Belly Dance: ATS” classes and to sit in and observe Ajna Tribal’s Wed. evening rehearsals at Dogtown Dance Theatre at no charge


ATS® 2018 Special Seminar: Fast Moves

This is a technique based class that will explore the details of fast moves that will turn your dance from ordinary to extraordinary. Dancers will be critiqued weekly and given guidelines and homework to improve their individual execution of the moves covered in each class.

Day & Time: Wed. 5:00-5:45pm (ongoing)

Location: Dogtown Dance Theatre,

Price: $30 per class


Ajna Tribal Apprentice

This program is for the dedicated 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: Completion of ATS® Semester Intensive or approval of Instructor.

Day/s Time: Wed. 5:45-6:45pm

 Sun. 4:30-6:30pm

Location: Dogtown Dance Theatre,

Price: $120.00 per month ($10.00 per hr.)

*Students in this class are welcome to participate in “Folkloric Belly Dance: ATS®” classes at no charge, and may attend “ATS® Intensive Semester” classes at ½ price ($15.00 per hr.)


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.

Day/s Time: Wed. 5:45-6:45pm

Sun. 4:30-6:30pm

Location: Dogtown Dance Theatre,

Price: $90 per month ($7.00 per hr.)

*Ajna Tribal Troupe members may participate in all other Ajna Tribal regularly scheduled classes at no charge