Penny Collins and I met up at Cairo Caravan last year after her workshop “Dancing from the Inside Out”. She’s a resident of Julian, California where she dances with Mountain Tribal Gypsy, an American Tribal Style® dance troupe. She talked about her early beginnings in American Tribal Fusion® or ATS® style bellydance that “captivated me … Read more

“This dance was made for me”

This May at Tribal Fusion Fest 2011 I had the pleasure of meeting Heather Thompson of Tribal Moon Belly Dance.  I conducted a very off the cuff improvisational interview while she worked the Performer’s Registration table.  We discussed many dance topics including: American Tribal Style (ATS), ATS vs. freestyle dance, ATS vs. Ballet, underground or … Read more