Heart-Healthy Dance Crew
Transcultural Fusion Dancers
CTS Belly Dance Classes!
HYBRID DANCE CLASSES (in-person small pod + Zoom) continue in the Riverside area, CA (SoCal). Contact Pam for more info at (951) 313-5240.
… I DANCE …
… and the world dissolves into the wholeness that it always was …
Welcome to Cardio Team Style (CTS) Dance
Adult Belly Dance Classes, Instruction and Workouts in Southern CA
CTS dance originated as synchronized group improvisational style belly dancing and morphed into a transcultural fusion dance format. We still snake, shake and isolate as is typical of all belly dance styles, and we honor our roots and influences that include ATS (American Tribal Style), ITS (Improvisational Team Sync), the Datura Method (Tribal Fusion) and Egyptian-Middle Eastern folk dancing. We are inspired by and blend elements from an eclectic mix of ethnic, social and mindful movement approaches. We dance to contemporary and retro world music. We believe “Every-BODY dances!” and have a strong commitment to an inclusive, respectful, empowering movement style.
CTS dance is naturalistic – meaning we use movements that are natural for your body, but with greater intention and control. If it hurts, we don’t do it. We tend to stay grounded (vs. on our toes) and earthy in our moves. You don’t need to be a gymnast or contortionist to do CTS. If you are, you can still do CTS combinations adding that flair, but it’s definitely not required.
Many of our moves have been adapted for people who have had injuries, have limited range of motion or have become deconditioned for various reasons. And still they dance – because they love to move. They find dancing does wonders for their hearts – emotionally and physically.
Have fun! Get fit! Unleash your inner dancer!
FREE Belly Dance Workout Videos
A CTS Core Workout is a great way to start your CTS dance journey. We use accelerated learning techniques to teach you a lot of moves so you’re up and dancing quickly and safely.
The focus is on fun and dance movement, rather than technique.
Click on the mandala circle above to access our FREE Belly Dance Workout Videos.
CTS Choreos and Routines
Our dance troupe, Zaltana, performed CTS dances throughout Southern California and Nevada. We were joined often by the CTS Dance Crew (our students) for SoCal dance parties and non-profit events. Robin developed the combos and routines, and we share performance videos and demos of those HERE.
Click on the green mandala circle above to view.
Access for CTS Crew & Students
You will have so much fun and learn so quickly, that your dance technique will progress naturally.
CTS dance routines, cued choreographies, demonstrations of the combinations, resource materials to download and more!
Access the video instruction pages HERE or click on the blue mandala circle above.
Click HERE for information and details about all our currently-scheduled belly dance classes!
If you’d like to have live belly dance instruction from Pam in CTS, text Pam at (951) 313-5240 to express interest.
EXAMPLES of BELLY DANCE VIDEOS
Here are a few of the belly dance instruction and performance videos you will find on our CTS Dance website!
— Wakeup —
This sample CTS Workout video shows you how we warm up the body parts before working out. In it we also introduce the Slinky combo. This is from the CTS3 Workout.
— Dark Fire —
Zaltana performance at Requiem in April 2019 honoring transitions / endings / passings in our dance community.
Music by Light Rain.
— Anna’s Hips —
This is a Core CTS Combination. In this video, you’ll see the combo demonstrated, followed by an explanation and a drill sequence.
Both RJ and Pam are teaching.
CTS Intense Routine
— Egyptian Night —
CTS Routines repeat CTS combinations to music with voice-over cues. Egyptian Night uses CTS Intense Routines (Stretches, Latin Slinky, Saucy Maya, Mesmera’s Spiral), and uses the scimitar sword as a prop. The prop is optional. You could also balance a basket.
Both RJ and Pam are teaching.
Cued Choreo Performance
— CSQ22 Flashmob —
Here’s the video for the CTS Crew performance of Why Haven’t I Heard from You flashmob at CSQ22.
The song is sung by Kata Hay from The Voice.
— Yearning —
In a rare solo performance, Robin danced to “Yearning” by Angelika.