MEDANZ Presents:

West Coast American Tribal Style® Belly Dance Mini Festival

October 8 and 9 2016


Tracey of TribalDival Belly Dance Company in Christchurch


Tracey specilizes in Tribal and Tribal Fusion styles of belly dance.  She is a core member of TribalDiva Belly Dance Troupe and the director/choreographer/ principal teacher of TribalDiva Belly Dance Company.

Tracey enjoys adding quite a lot of sparkle to her tribal and fusion belly dance performances, and she can frequently be found performing at events in Christchurch, around NZ and as far afield as Las Vegas, from intimate restaurant settings through to large scale public events and festivals.

Having completed teacher training for American Tribal Style® Belly Dance (ATS®), Tracey is the South Island's only registered Sister Studio to FatChanceBellyDance®.


Hosted by DAZANA Fusion Tribal Belly Dance Troupe, Greymouth, registration forms to secure your place are further down this page. 


Registrations are now closed.  Cash payment will be accepted on the day if space allows.


Workshop in ATS® Technique will be held at the Working Man's Club, Hart Street, Blackball.

Saturday 10-12 noon - ATS® Technique Essentials

Midday - meet the MEDANZ Committee FREE

Saturday 2-4pm - ATS® Technique - Uptown Funk - Choreography

Saturday night Hafla - 7pm (Tickets at the door - no charge for workshop participants)

Sunday 10-12 noon - Zills, Drills & Spills

Sunday 12-1pm Question time with Tracey FREE


Workshop Descriptions: 

Sat 10am – 12pm

ATS® (American Tribal Style Belly Dance) – Technique Essentials

Participants will learn basic improvisational techniques for ATS®, along with core movements from the fast and slow ATS® vocabularies. Once the core movements have been covered we’ll look at as many of the advanced steps as time allows!

Techniques for effective non-verbal communication between dancers will be covered, as will smooth and elegant transitions for polished presentation of performances within an improvisational format.

Sat 2pm – 4pm

Uptown Funk – Choreography

This fun choreography is a real crown pleaser! Using moves from ATS® and other tribal belly dance dialects we’ll put together an upbeat visually dynamic choreography suitable for groups of any size to perform. Wear a big tribal skirt to make the most of some moves adapted for skirt work.


Sun 10am – 12pm

Zills, Drills & Spills

A look at some of the many ways to spice up your ATS® performances once you have the basics under your tassel belt, including zills, props, interesting formations and options for changing the lead. This workshop will include ideas for performing in unexpected spaces and some drills designed to foster the ability to adapt as a group on the fly. 



$35 per workshop for MEDANZ members (includes Hafla entry)

$45 for non-members (includes Hafla entry)

If you would like to become a member of MEDANZ, simply click on the Join MEDANZ button at the top right of this page, and follow the instructions.

All Workshop participants are free to attend the Hafla at no additional charge.

Hafla for non-workshop attendees: $10 for 1 or 2  people!
Special deal 'Bring a Friend for Free' or 2 for the price of one on Hafla Tickets for non MEDANZ Members!



Accommodation: Bed and Breakfast $55 per personBlackball.jpg

Accommodation and Food at the beautiful and historic Formerly The Blackball Hilton
26 Hart Street, Blackball.  

For reservations call +64 3 732 4705 or 0800 BLACKBALL