WildCard BellyDance Is...
A professional troupe of Tribal Style belly dancers, teaching and performing in Sonoma County, California and around the world. WildCard BellyDance teaches their own format of Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) belly dance, which is a modern fusion of traditional dances from cultures along the Silk Road; the Romani trail from from Spain through North Africa, the Middle East, Persia, India and beyond.
Our Tribal Style Belly Dance Format...
Over the past four years, WildCard BellyDance has developed their own unique repertoire of movements along with visual and verbal cues to achieve graceful synchronicity within the group. We are rooted in American Tribal Style® belly dance, and our style holds true to the foundations of synchronized group improvisation. Our ITS moves and cues are ATS® friendly!
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was formed in September of 2008, when nine California members of BlackSheep BellyDance co-founded
their own evolutionary troupe.
In 2009 WildCard BellyDance solidified and released their own ITS format, contining to innovate cues, moves & transitions and enhance their group improv format.
2010-11 saw the creation of a new set of Tribal Scimitar Improv moves (including improv cued floorwork)! which added to both their dance repertiore and workshop offerings.
In 2012 WildCard BellyDance has co-produced Tribal Collaborations (Audio CD)> Now we are teaching workshops and performing our unique Improv Tibal Style format at major festivals in the USA and beyond!
Kudos and Thanks
As a troupe we would like to thank the women that have been so instrumental in paving the way, developing and teaching American Tribal Style Belly Dance:
- Carolena Nericcio: Creator of ATS® and founder of FatChanceBellyDance®. There can never be enough thanks!
- Kajira Djoumahna & Paulette Rees-Denis for extending the ITS format.
- Jamila Salimpour; for her foundational work in American belly dance
- All our sisters and troupes out there dancing for the Joy of It!