Dec 10 | 12:00 am - 5:30 pm


BD73This all-day exploration of American Tribal Style® Belly Dance is perfect for anyone who wants to try it out without the commitment of an 8-week session, dancers of other styles who want to give ATS® a try, or any ATS® dancer looking to improve on the skills they have been learning during our regular weekly classes.

Instructor: Dawn Grey is a certified American Tribal Style® Belly Dance Instructor and Fat Chance Belly Dance Sister Studio®. She is proud to offer weekly ATS® Belly Dance Classes at the Des Moines Social Club and to be the director of Des Moines’ only ATS® Belly Dance Performance Troupe, Seize The Sway. For this intensive, Dawn will use her years of experience in this style to lead attendees through the vocabulary families all in one day. We will start with the basics and then build on them for some fun combinations.



8:3am-9:00am – Warm Up, Posture, Arm Positions, and Floreos.

9:00am-10:30am – Shimmy Family

10:30am-12:00pm-Arabic Family

12:00pm-1:30pm – Lunch on your own

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Pivot Bump Family and the Egyptian Family

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Slow Vocabulary

4:30pm-5:30pm – Put it all together for an hour of dancing.


Attendees should wear something comfortable and easy to move in, may want to bring a water bottle, and be prepared to dive head-first into the world of ATS®.

NOTE: This intensive will only be held if we have 7 or more registered attendees 1 week prior to the class.