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Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott

Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott has been studying American Tribal Style® Bellydance, as created by Carolena Nericcio, director of FatChance Bellydance®, since 1995. She first saw American Tribal Style® (ATS®) performed at an open air market in California, and immediately fell in love. ATS® is an artistic expression of a woman's power, confidence, and femininity. For over 20 years, Cyndi has worked and studied to master this dance and bring it to others. Through her performances and classes, Cyndi strives to teach the full strength, friendship, and unity found in this dance. Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott became Kansas's Premier FatChance Bellydance® Sister Studio in 2011 and now, in 2016, has achieved her Advanced American Tribal Style® Teacher Certification and is now a Sister Studio Continuing Education Instructor.  She only wishes to plant the seed that Carolena has given her and watch it grow.

Her dance company name, Irie Tribal, is derived from the Rastafarian saying, "Irie," which stands for "I Respect I Eternally," and is a word that conveys hope and happiness--exactly the emotion Cyndi endeavors to create through ATS®.


Saturday 12:00-2:00 pm - ATS® Dynamic Duo

The joy in your hearts should reflect in your dance! Dancing with your partner should be not only about putting on a great show for an audience, but also about having fun and enjoying the company of the one you are dancing with! This class will teach you how to not only execute ATS® moves with style and grace, but how to truly dance with your partner, so the duet is not only fun for the both of you, but also something that draws your audience in and tells a story. Interacting with your fellow dancers is an art and a skill, one that can be improved and polished!

Sunday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Where do I go now? ATS® Smooth Transitions

In this workshop, we will cover when and how to transition from move to move. Bringing the full movements into play, executing full extensions and flourishes to make your performance graceful and fluid! This goes for your fast movements as well as your slow! Knowing where one move ends and the next begins is a very small part of the story. Knowing your dance space and body contours to know how far to draw a move out can add a visual effect that will bring your drilling and performance to a whole new artistic level! We will put together movements that flow beautifully together without a thought as well as some of the moves that you would never think go together! Come with an open mind and open heart and be ready to figure out, where we go from here with our transitions! The possibilities and combinations are endless!