Studio Dance Tribe 17 Angus Drive Hillcrest KZN 3610 South Africa, Tarah Van Wyk one tribal community teacher, Tarah Van Wyk OneTribal Community teacher, Tarah Van Wyk Tribal Fusion International Teacher

Tarah Van Wyk - Tribal Fusion Teacher

Tarah Van Wyk - Tribal Fusion Teacher
Tarah is a Tribal Fusion Bellydance Teacher based in Hillcrest a town on the East Coast of South Africa close to Durban. She has been bellydancing for 13 years and dancing Tribal since 2007. Her studio is Dance Tribe and she teaches classes from her home. She teaches classes ranging from beginner to advanced. The studio has become known for it's fun classes, theatricality , quality of dancing and classy costuming! Dance Tribe is actively involved in the Community of Bellydance in South Africa, regularly attending workshops, showcases and related events, as well as collaborating with other studios. Tarah is known as a warm, generous and fun teacher with a good grounding of basics and a continually growing bank of knowledge as she attends workshops and furthers her training however she can. She has a background in the Dramatics and this has filtered through to her choreographies and classes. She believes in a holistic approach to teaching , making sure her students understand all elements from history, performance, choreographic concepts as well as technique. Tarah has an honours degree in Psychology and a Teaching qualification, She also runs her own handmade accessories business called Magpie Calls. She started off with learning American Cabaret Fusion bellydance with Bellyfusion, but once she discovered Tribal Fusion through the snake-like moves of Rachel Brice in the first Bellydance Superstars dvd her heart was home! When the co-founders of Dance tribe (Cindi Crow and Vicky Colin) decided to split from Bellyfusion and concentrate fully on the tribal style of bellydance, Tarah soon followed! It is through the guidance and encouragement of these women that Tarah has grown as a dancer. In 2013 Tarah officially took over the reigns as Director of the studio from Cindi. She has also organised The KZN World Bellydance Day event for the last few years. She is also a part of the Durban Tribal Collective ATS Troupe under Left of Centre Dance. Tarah is committed to training and being a life-long student of dance. This has led to her travelling overseas twice for intensive workshops with the world's best teachers of Tribal Bellydance as well as doing workshops with local South African dancers. She has produced/co-produced a number of showcases in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Tarah has performed in showcases around SA and has also been an invited guest dancer for various studio showcases. She has also performed twice in Vegas at the Tribal Massive showcase. Tarah ( As part of the Durban Tribal Collective) won Gold at the SA Dance Teacher's Association (SADTA) competition in the Tribal Group Category in 2014 and together with Benni from Dance Tribe, came 3rd in the Tribal Fusion group category at Miss Bellydance SA 2013! Tarah has also co-hosted Heather Angel from Tribal Angels for ATS workshops in 2012 and in 2013 co-hosted Kristine Adams on her Durban leg of her World Tour. This is not just a hobby.. it is and always will be a Life-long passion, something that Tarah voraciously studies, researches and strives to learn more about each day! Martha Graham once said " Dance is the hidden language of the soul" , and in this form of dance , Tarah has found her voice!​ She is excited to take Dance tribe into the future. ​Tarah has done advanced/ professional level workshops with the following teachers: Zoe Jakes Kami Liddle Mira Betz Amy Sigil Heather Stants Frederique Sharon Kihara Jill Parker ​ General level workshops: Danisa de Paul Surika Arendse Akasha (Ava Van Aarde) Marissa Cuenoud Van Minnen Thelma Rose American Tribal Style ™ workshops and classes:​​ Heather Dirsuwei (Tribal Angels FCBD sister studio) Kristine Adams (FCBD- general workshops + private) Ioleen Lazenby (Left of Centre Dance FCBD sister studio) (ongoing classes)​   Contact E-mail: dancetribe@live.co.za Official Website: http://www.dancetribesa.wix.com/dancetribe Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/dancetribesa Twitter Account: http://www.twitter.com/dancetribesa  

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