We love Tribal Fusion Belly Dance as a wonderful form of mental and physical fitness, as well as a fabulous way to connect with a beautiful community of humans!   BAM is one of Canada's few certified Unmata Hot Pot ITS (Improvisational Tribal Style by Amy Sigil) schools.  We teach both this format and Tribal Fusion Bellydance through on-going classes and workshops.  Tribal Fusion boom started in California mainly through lineage of Carolena Nericcio, Jill Parker and Rachel Brice.  The style has been growing like wild flowers throughout the world with many pioneers contributing to this ever-evolving dance form. Often highly artistic in performance, tribal fusion spans all genres of music and involves the fusion of many other styles of dance and prop use.  Often highly artistic, many tribal fusion dancers also incorporate other dance forms and practice other movement arts such as hatha yoga, fire spinning, flow arts, circus, burlesque, ballet, global folk dance, and martial arts.

 BAM performance team at Le Cirque De La Nuit's Muzique ft. CloZee.  Photo by Trevor Lalonde. 

BAM performance team at Le Cirque De La Nuit's Muzique ft. CloZee.  Photo by Trevor Lalonde. 

tribal fusion belly dance classeS

Come dance, sweat, breathe and play with a welcoming group of peeps! BAM classes with Tanya Lee are know to ignite the spirit, work the body, and challenge the mind to focus into the present moment.  We have a variety of classes to choose from and options for private, semi-private or public classes. If you're unsure about which classes to take, contact us info@bodyartmotion.com

Each 6-week session is pre-registered and spots fill up on a first come, first serve basis. Your spot is reserved once you have registered and paid for the full 6-week session through Paypal or e-transfer. Classes are for all-levels of ability, fitness and some injuries can also be accommodated.

Early Bird Incentive: save 15%.  Multi Class Incentive: save additional 10%

SEMI-PRIVATE CLASSES
This is the next best thing to a 1-on-1 session.  Groups range from 2-4 participants with a high level of personalized attention and modifications. Classes take place in Altadore.  If you would like to form a private group with 3-4 of your friends, there is also an option to book a private time slot outside the regular time.  Note: due to the very small groups, there are no drop-ins, partial registrations, or refunds for missed classes.   If classes do not fill, there may be options to make-up missed classes and/or partial registration - for this option, please check-in with Tanya and give her your request ahead of time so you can be put on the wait list.  

PUBLIC CLASSES
Groups range from 6-20 participants.  These are follow-the-leader large group classes and a great choice for connecting with a larger community and energy level.  LOCATION: Ballroom & Country Dance Studio (121 17 Ave NE).  

  TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE BASICS   An earthy, grounded style of bellydance that often has influences from other dance style and is performed with modern music (often world fusion with EDM).  This is a great class for all levels of dancers and non-dancers because it is a down and dirty breakdown of alignment and technique for the core basic movements in tribal fusion bellydance.  In this class we will drill particular movements and easy-to-remember combinations

TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE BASICS

An earthy, grounded style of bellydance that often has influences from other dance style and is performed with modern music (often world fusion with EDM).  This is a great class for all levels of dancers and non-dancers because it is a down and dirty breakdown of alignment and technique for the core basic movements in tribal fusion bellydance.  In this class we will drill particular movements and easy-to-remember combinations

   TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE    Hot Pot ITS style LEVEL 1    This class will challenge your fitness!  We will breakdown and repeat basic techniques and moves in tribal fusion bellydance through the ITS format.  ITS stands for 'Improvisational Tribal Style' created by Amy Sigil of Unmata out of Sacramento California. This energetic dance is all about teamwork, having fun and being actively engaged in the moment.  It feels like bellydance meets sport! In this course, we will learn the full 'Hot Pot Unmata' ITS Level 1 vocabulary.  After this course, you will be able to dance with the larger Hot Pot ITS tribe! 

TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE
Hot Pot ITS style LEVEL 1 

This class will challenge your fitness!  We will breakdown and repeat basic techniques and moves in tribal fusion bellydance through the ITS format.  ITS stands for 'Improvisational Tribal Style' created by Amy Sigil of Unmata out of Sacramento California. This energetic dance is all about teamwork, having fun and being actively engaged in the moment.  It feels like bellydance meets sport! In this course, we will learn the full 'Hot Pot Unmata' ITS Level 1 vocabulary.  After this course, you will be able to dance with the larger Hot Pot ITS tribe! 

  CRITICAL ALIGNMENT THERAPY & YOGA    Critical Alignment Therapy was created and researched by Gert Van Leeuwan over the last 30 years from his studio Bharata Yoga Institute in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  After a decade of teaching yoga, Tanya Lee became a certified Critical Alignment Therapist by receiving 4 levels of training directly from founder, Gert Van Leeuwan.    She is currently working with private clients and teaching small group classes and workshops.

CRITICAL ALIGNMENT THERAPY & YOGA

Critical Alignment Therapy was created and researched by Gert Van Leeuwan over the last 30 years from his studio Bharata Yoga Institute in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  After a decade of teaching yoga, Tanya Lee became a certified Critical Alignment Therapist by receiving 4 levels of training directly from founder, Gert Van Leeuwan.    She is currently working with private clients and teaching small group classes and workshops.

  ESSENSUAL MOVES   Fun, functional, sensual exercises!  Some people have referred to this class as "sexercise" LOL! Combining sensual dance isolations with yoga postures, these classes will leave your whole body feeling awakened while your mind oozes sensuality and presence! 

ESSENSUAL MOVES

Fun, functional, sensual exercises!  Some people have referred to this class as "sexercise" LOL! Combining sensual dance isolations with yoga postures, these classes will leave your whole body feeling awakened while your mind oozes sensuality and presence! 

your instructor - tanya lee

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Tanya Lee has been teaching holistic, therapeutic movement full-time for 20 years.  She specializes in the balance of safe alignment with good ol' fashion fun!  She maintains the highest level of yoga certification with the International Yoga Alliance, certified all 4 levels of Critical Alignment Therapy, and is a certified Unmata Hot Pot Improvisational Tribal Style Bellydance instructor.  She has wonderful patience with beginners and is an expert at modifying exercises to meet the needs of each individual.