Kara joined the NYC tribal dance community, she was inspired by the beautiful dancing and drum circles she experienced at SCA events, especially at Pennsic. In 2005, she began studying tribal fusion, and became a member of the Alchemy Tribal Collective, directed by Sarah Johannson Locke of Alchemy Performance Theater a former member of Gypsy Caravan. Kara performed with the collective at Rakkasah Spring Caravan, 2008. The following year, she began studying with Mimi Fontana, Director of Manhattan Tribal, NYC's first ATS® Troupe and Sister Studio. She is a founding member of Tribe Hamsa. Her favorite aspect of ATS is the spontaneity and improvisation of the dance, its joyousness, and the sisterhood that group dance offers.
Liv has spent her life fascinated by music and dance. For over 25 years, she's taken part in formal and informal study ranging from ballet to jazz & tap to hip hop, house & reggae to traditional African dance and even to the "Goth sway." Originally attracted by the middle eastern drumming and costuming, she quickly fell in love with American Tribal Style Belly Dance®. As a founding member, what mainly hooked her was the freedom of improvisation as well as the ability to dance with anyone who's studied the Fat Chance Belly Dance® vocabulary.
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Stephanie ws the first principal dancer of Amulet, Tribe Hamsa's little sister troupe, as well as a founding memer. As a nurse, massage therapist and yoga practitioner, Stephanie believes ATS® is another body-centric practice with tremendous benefits. She loves ATS® not only because it fosters balance, strength and flexibility, but because it cultivaties sisterhood, as well as spontaneity in structure.
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Pictured with Naja are Gigi, Inna, Jenny, original memebers of amulet.