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Mardi Love

Mardi Love has been hangin' around for some years now, traveling vast distances to bestow her knowledge of the Art and Craft of Tribal Fusion belly dance upon some of the world's finest characters. In a handful of non-accredited institutions, makeshift studios, private clubs and Russian banquet halls, Mardi honed her craft and formed affiliations with Urban Tribal Dance Company, Belly Dance Superstars, The Indigo, and Lady Goodnight & The VooDoo Lilies. Mardi, a Scorpio, presently hails from Louisville, due to a timely collision of impulsivity and economic depression (national). The Who's Who of elbows she has rubbed in her illustrious career reads like a David Allan Coe song: Heather Stants, Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Sharon Kihara, Lauren Jeanette, Lauren Robbiani, Violet Scrap, Kit Stymee Stovepipe, Lucas Hicks, Mat Jacob, Lamia Barbara, Fiorella Des Ganaches, Windy City Alex, Yasmina, Jillina, Mattie Waters, and Jules name a few. Look for her in the bar.


Friday, 12:00-2:00 pm - Tek Attack!!! Class of Dum

Ha! Couldn't help it! Oh where have the days of blue fingertips and bleeding eardrums gone? Mardi presents a pocketful of percussive sentences and movement to go with em.

Friday, 3:00-5:00 pm - Slowly...New Sentences

Presenting a grouping of furling, rolling, sultry movements for the slow dances. Why, it’s Mardi’s favorite thing to do. Long and    drawn, undulating and curving, movements will be drilled and executed in beautiful progression.

Saturday, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm - Mini Intensive Combos & Choreography

  • Shiny New Combos (Heavy on Hand Stylization): Here is a combinations class focusing on stylization and nuance in the extremities. If dance is conversing through the body, the hands certainly provide punctuation.
  • Mardi's Choice Choreography: Just like it sounds, we're learning a new piece. Hooray! Movement will be presented in sentences, thoroughly broken down and drilled, while careful attention will be given to the hows and whys and the smaller details in the dance. Side note: When I teach a choreography class, it is my intention not to simply feed you a dance that you take home and repeat on your stage (though that’s certainly one option), but that you 1) may pick up a few movements/sentences of movements/transitions that resonate with you and 2) that you may gain some insight as to how I like to build a dance; that is how I see the music and illustrate it in movement.