American Tribal Style® Belly Dance

Energetic Body, Quiet Mind


Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman

July 7-9, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$295 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Stop thinking and start dancing!

Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman’s name is synonymous with tribal-style dance as it is known in American subculture today. In this unique and energizing workshop with Carolena, you will experience a series of creative, expansive, and engaging exercises that will turn your mind off and switch your body on.

Steeped in tradition with added contemporary flair, your steps and gestures will translate from consciousness to muscle memory, ultimately dancing you into a state of wakeful relaxation and joy.

You will learn:

  • The basics of taxeem, bodywave, hand floreos, arm undulations, shimmy, Arabic belly dance, Egyptian belly dance, pivot bump, and choo-choo
  • To use zils (finger cymbals) for keeping time with the music
  • The magic of improvisation using formations and chorus.

By virtue of internalizing the movements and releasing your thought processes, you will be able to communicate with your partners without words, and allow the music to move you.

Come dance in community, shake off stress, express yourself in movement, and open up to new ways of feeling at home in your body. Whether you are looking for a new, fun way to exercise or you want to connect in a deeper way with the messages of your body, you will take home an exciting new practice.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • Discover the basics of belly dance for fun and self-expression, drawing on ancient traditions and incorporating your own improvisations.

  • Open up to new possibilities physically, mentally, and emotionally with a fresh way to combine exercise and personal creativity.

  • Dance to the beat of your own drum in a supportive community that will celebrate your unique expression.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Things to Bring

    Bring zils (finger cymbals, also available for purchase at the workshop) and a scarf for your hips.

  • What to Wear

    A full skirt is recommended but not mandatory; you can also simply wear comfortable clothing that allows for a free range of motion.

  • Recommended Reading

    American Tribal Style Classic, Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman and Kristine L. Adams

    FatChanceBellyDance Tribal Basics Vol. 1 Fundamentals of Dance, view the DVD or download


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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