Amber Lotus Dance & Fitness Studio is an ATS/GSI and tribal fusion belly dance based group that enjoys celebrating the delight of dance, the communication and synergy of Improv and the sisterhood of Tribal Style Bellydance.
We teach and encourage women of all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds the tribal belly dance form as a creation of skill, beauty, collaboration, improvisation, feminine strength and sisterhood.
Our movements are spun from a language of the body as first originated by Carolena Nericcio of Fat Chance Belly Dance, shaken up with some GSI and vintage belly dance and then kissed with our own Amber Lotus twist led by our artistic director, Valori Jenne. Valori has 30 years of performance experience between musical theater and belly dance. She currently holds certifications for Suhaila level 1, ATS' classic and ATS' modern.
Every Amber Lotus performance is a unique tribal belly dance experience in itself with swirling skirts, ornate costumes and shimmying hips. Our dances are sometimes spellbinding, jovial and always improvised. We dance to music from around the world, both traditional and modern club style. Our performances include the use of finger cymbals, swords, veils and candles.
* American Tribal Style, (ATS) belly dance is a group of dancers with tribal style belly dance traits composing choreography on the spot(i.e. improvising) through previously arranged cued moves.
* Group Synchronized Improvisation, (GSI) Tribal belly dance ,refers to a structured and codified repertoire of movements, each with their own distinct cue, performed in a lead and follow format. This is combination-based form of Improvisational Tribal Fusion dance that has evolved away from American Tribal Style, (ATS). It relies on a shared vocabulary of movements, each initiated by a distinct cue movement. The leader initiates the cue movement, then a short, choreographed combination, or Combo, is performed