N.E.A.T.S. Camp
North East American Tribal Style® Dance and Music Camp
Dance Teachers

Sandi Ball

Sandi Ball
Sandi Ball began her belly dance journey in 1998 when she attended classes at FatChanceBellyDance® with a friend, not knowing what it was or what her future held with it. As a continuation of her university degree in sculpture and with a love for puzzles, American Tribal Style® belly dance satisfied her need for versatility, improvisation and efficiency – creating art in movement. A keen eye for detail, artistry and teamwork has aided her journey through the roles of student, performer, troupe member, teacher, and mentor. She has over 13 years in experience as a teacher and performer for FCBD® and continues to share her experience as a FCBD® Instructor Emeritus with performance collaborations, classes and workshops local to San Francisco and worldwide. When not in her belly dance role, she is a pet sitter in the San Francisco bay area and the maker of HiBeam Bindis, as well as other accessories.

For more info please visit www.sandisocean.com.


Super Beth

Super Beth
Elizabeth "Super Beth" Fish is director of Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance in Milwaukee, WI. A founding member of the troupe, she is known for her high energy performance and instruction, her passion for developing student growth, and innovative group work. Super Beth has studied with Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman, creator of ATS and Director of FatChanceBellyDance® (FCBD®) in San Francisco and was granted Sister Studio status in 2008. In addition, Super Beth is Initiation level certified in Rachel Brice 8 Elements and Key of Diamonds certified in Zoe Jakes format. Super Beth was among the dancers and has steps featured on FatChanceBellyDance® (FCBD®) Volume 9 DVD Anatomy of a Step and featured on ATS® with Props” DVD with Terri Allred of Third Eye Tribal and Dawn Ruckert of Dayanisma. In addition, she has another DVD in production due out in early spring 2017. Super Beth has been sought out to teach and perform both domestically and abroad and is a certified Pilates and barre fitness instructor.

For more information: tamarindtribalbellydance.com


Mimi Fontana

Mimi Fontana
Mimi Fontana is a driving force in the rapid growth of New York City’s Tribal Belly Dance community. In 2006, she founded Manhattan Tribal, New York City's first ATS® dance company. Studying with Carolena Nericcio, creator of ATS and Director of FatChanceBellyDance® (FCBD®) in San Francisco, Mimi received multiple certifications in the FCBD format, and was granted Sister Studio status in 2008. In addition to regularly teaching multiple ATS® classes in NYC, and the workshops she is invited to conduct nationally and overseas, Mimi is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor specializing in Pilates, Boot Camp and TRX Suspension Training.

For more information please visit: www.ManhattanTribal.com

Yoga

Johanna Xenobia

Johanna Xenobia
Johanna defines yoga as the art of cultivating awareness of the present moment, with the intention of creating more space for ease and joy in all aspects of life. Her classes incorporate a mellow flow and meditation appropriate for every body, focusing on the inward journey beginning with curiosity about ones' self. A Licensed Massage Therapist & full-time belly dance instructor and performer since 2000, Johanna is also currently finishing her 500 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training. She owns Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio in Florida. She is happy to work with each individual with any physical struggles that keep one from finding balance.

For more information please visit: www.hip-expressions.com

 
Music Teachers

Casey Bond

Casey Bond
"Bringing the doum to the room!" Casey Bond is known as a "joyous" percussionist who really knows how to have fun with a drum! Casey's unique teaching method, "no frills percussion" is ideal for beginning drummers and drum-curious dancers. Her signature classes are novice/beginner "Rhythms for Drummers & Dancers" classes and beginner/intermediate doumbek/frame drum classes for her "Raq Steady" Student Percussion Ensemble. Casey teaches at Rakkasah Spring Caravan, where she is thrilled to sit in as lead percussionist for the band Pangia. Locally, she performs with some of NYC's coolest bands, including Carmine & Friends, Scott Wilson & Efendi and The Elias Ladino Ensemble.

For more information please email: nofrillsdrum@aol.com


Joaquin Colon

Joaquin Colon
Introduced to the darbuka in 2011, Joaquin Colon has spent the last 5 years studying under legendary darbuka players such as Rami El Aasser, Raquy Danziger,and Bunyamin Olguncan. He is currently performing as part of Raquy Danziger's project "Dum", and has played alongside groups such as Djinn and Scott WIlson and Effendi. When he isn't drumming, Joaquin teaches high school math at Williamsburg Charter High School, and runs beginner darbuka workshops.

For more information please email: rapidevolution@gmail.com


Carmine T. Guida

Carmine T. Guida
Carmine is an accomplished instructor, teaching doumbek both nationally and internationally. His students compliment his lively and engaging teaching style and his ability to make complex technique and intricate rhythms easy to learn. Located in New York City, Carmine is a member of several music ensembles including Middle Eastern fusion group "Djinn." Carmine's music has been featured on several CDs and DVDs as well as prime time T.V. shows.

For more information please visit: www.carmine.com

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