Dud's general level description for both tribal and skirt fusion:
BASIC = beginners level
Technique, posture, alignment, steps are explained from the bottom and up. This is the level where you can get the fundamental foundations of tribal style dancing. You don't need any background in tribal to join this class. You may meet other more experienced dancers in class who are there to refine their base.
BASIC / MIX level = beginners + up.
There will still be time to focus on basic technique and explaining new material, but to challenge dancers with a bit of experience some exercises will be done in 2 versions or 2 different speeds. Dud is very experienced at teaching mix leveled classes, so not to worry you will not be left behind. Dancers coming from other styles of oriental/belly dance will also be able to follow this level.
MIX level = 1 year of tribal and up
Technique challenge and drill tempo will differentiated to students in class. It is expected that students have minimum 1 year of tribal experience, but this level will also embrace advanced and prof tribal dancers.. Intermed/adv bellydancers of other styles are welcome, however basic tribal concepts will not be explained here.
INTERMEDIATE TRIBAL / SKIRT
You will have something like 2 years of constant training in tribal / skirt fusion meaning you have a good overview of the basic moves in ATS (level 1-2), you are quite familiar with posture, feet/ arms positions, and have a fairly good sense of making a steady shimmy (tribal fusion) and a steady spin-routine (skirt fusion)
Classes for intermediate dancers will still have new technique well-explained, tempo will be a bit more up-speed, we will layer moves and do more challenging combos- and for Skirt Fusion we will be working into improvisational flows, advanced skirt-work and speedy turns.
ADVANCED / PROFESSIONAL
Dance experience of 5 or more years, you have a complete foundation in your style and can also dance freely /improvise without stopping to think. Interpretative / dramatic elements are also part of this level.
For Tribal Fusion / ATS dancers this also means you have an in depth knowledge of minimum level 3 ATS Format.
Professional dancers = teachers and performance artists
ATS level 1-3
The level 1-2-3 within American Tribal Style (R) is a specific format reference as described by Carolena Nericchio (Founder of FatChanceBellydance and ATS format). Each level have a specific curriculum of steps, moves and formations