The TCBBA Memberhsip drive 2017 will feature Instructor/performer, Lily Tsai. Join us for 3 hours of workshop instruction.
Shimmy Focus 10:30am-12pm
By exploring the different methods of executing shimmies, we will engage in effective exercises to help you obtain your optimal shimmy. We will gradually increase into multiple layerings designed to tease the brain and energize the body, while exploring rhythm articulation and precise techniques.
Breaking Habits : Arms, Hands, and Feet : 12:30pm - 2pm
As bellydancers, we train our hips to do the most challenging work and often forget about our arms, hands, and feet. As a result of drilling in place, we have a habit of dancing like we are drilling. This workshop aims to break those habits and encourage drilling in new ways that help us dance with our entire body.
Packages include workshop, 1 show ticket , and 2017 TCBBA membership. Proceeds from this event will go to our chosen 2017 Charity, The Rescue House of South Texas
Born in Taiwan, Lily started dance lessons at a very young age, but in grade school, she focused on music and playing classical instruments like the piano, flute, bassoon, and percussion. It wasn't until 2001 that she began studying Middle Eastern dance in Austin, Texas and then quickly sought out instructors all over the US and abroad. Lily's unique style is a reflection of her understanding of rhythm, music composition, and dance movement. She is known for her artistry as well as her precise technique and dynamic stage presence.
In 2003, Lily relocated from Austin to central London, where she met Hannah and formed the first tribal fusion bellydance group in London, TribalKinesis. While living in London, Lily studied bellydance intensively with Serena Ramzy and traveled throughout Europe and Asia.
In 2007, after living in New Zealand for a year, Lily returned to Austin, Texas, where she is a member of the Sabaya Bellydance Collective and director of her student troupe Rakataka.
Lily's performance experience ranges from festivals, nightclubs, large stage productions, haflahs, to family parties. Having taught belly dance workshops in Paris, London, Tokyo, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Texas, and having studied the dance all over the world including Egypt, Lebanon, and Turkey, Lily continues to share her knowledge through private classes, weekly classes, and workshops. Lily is Level 2 certified in the Suhaila Salimpour Format, Level 1 certified in the Jamila Salimpour Format, and is also a certified Hatha Yoga instructor.
Gala Showcase featuring Lily Tsai and 2017 members of the Texas Coastal Bend Bellydance Association will be the same evening from 6-8 at The House of Rock in Downtown Corpus Christi.