Kamala Chaand Dance Company, known for their American Tribal Style Belly Dance, is now Minnesota’s Sister Studio to the originators of the dance form, FatChanceBellyDance, and is expanding dance instruction in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area.
American Tribal Style Belly Dance places it’s origins in the dances of India, Northern Africa, Spain and the Middle East. The dance is performed as a group and is purely improvisational.
Belly dance is pervasive in the Pagan Community because of it’s tribal nature and the focus many troupes and dancers have on Goddesses. The dance exudes a spiritual nature in terms of birth and fertility and women’s rites.
“At the root of dance,” says Director Tasha-Rose Hodges, “is the sacred space that is created when women dance together, and the magic that happens when they don’t speak and just dance.”
Kamala Chaand Dance Company
Cost: $12 – $120
Director: Tasha-Rose Hodges
Classes are ongoing starting April 7, 2012 at Dance N Magic Studios located at 913 Selby Ave in St. Paul. Costs vary from a drop in rate of $12 to class series rates of $65-$120. Student rates are available with a valid student ID. Classes are open to women and girls ages 9 and up.