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Live Instruction

CTS Live Instruction in Studio or Zoom Classes

Access to our CTS Vimeo videos to support your practice is provided when you take live classes / workshops with Pam or Robin.

If you have attended a class or workshop and need the access code to the videos, please contact us HERE.

Live Instruction is available in the studio and online via Zoom.

CORE

Mandala with Horu Spiral | Cardio Tribal Style Belly Dance (CTS) Workout Videos

CTS Workout (no zils) | Mondays at 7:30 pm pacific time | 55 minutes long

Instructor: Pam Coleman | Contact Pam HERE or call (951) 313-5240 for more information

Studio Location: Source Studio | 4618 Pine St., Riverside, CA

This class is open to all. This is a mixed level CTS Workout. Core combos always are used. Class starts with the current CTS Core Workout, then adds in a couple of fun dance routines, and finishes with a cool-down stretch. Emphasis is on having fun and getting in a great cardio workout. Contact Pam HERE or call her at (951) 313-5240 for details including payment instructions and the zoom links.

CTS Core | Mondays at 5:30 pm pacific time | 60 minutes long

Instructor: Robin Johnson | Contact Robin HERE for more information

Studio Location: Crystal Fantasy | 268 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

This class is an introduction to CTS Dance and will include elements of the CTS Workout as well as instruction in the 25 CTS Core Combinations. Using adult learning techniques, you’ll learn core belly dance movements, the CTS movement vocabulary and practice routines that will have you dancing confidently and quickly. Be aware that we do not have mirrors in this space so you will truly learn to notice the movements in YOUR body and how to follow the non-verbal movement cues of the leader. Walk-ins welcome. And as always, FUN is #1 on our menu.

CTS Core | Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in August | 60 minutes long
CTS Core | Wednesdays at 6:30 starting in September | 60 minutes long

Instructor: Robin Johnson | Contact Robin HERE for more information

Studio Location: Starlight Dance Center | 72624 El Paseo # C3, Palm Desert, CA 92260

This class is an introduction to CTS Dance. Using adult learning techniques, you’ll learn core belly dance movement using elements of the CTS Workout, instruction in the 25 CTS Core Combinations, as well as New Moves & Grooves that RJ develops. Walk-ins welcome. Wear comfy clothes, dance shoes or socks, and bring water.

INTENSE

CTS Combinations | Intense | Robin Johnson

CTS Routines | Wednesdays at 7:30 pm pacific time | 1 hour 15 minutes long

Instructor: Pam Coleman | Contact Pam HERE or call (951) 313-5240 for more information

Studio Location: Source Studio, 4618 Pine St., Riverside, CA

In this class, you learn and explore more of the CTS Combo vocabulary while using zils, fans, skirts, baskets and swords. We start with a version of the CTS Workout with routines that systematically review the core combinations (with and without zils), a range of additional combinations (with and without zils), and a few routines that allow you to practice a balancing prop (sword or basket).

This class includes more advanced dance technique and introduces you to performance level routines and choreography. This class has a voluntary self-study schedule and online aids. Emphasis is on improving your technique with the core CTS combos, while learning additional CTS vocabulary and performance skills. Both wooden and regular metal zils are allowed. Don’t think you’re missing out on cardio – you will sweat!

 

NEW MOVES & GROOVES

CTS New Moves and Grooves

Mindful Movement to Music | Dates, times, location TBD | 50 minutes long

Instructor: Dr. Robin | Contact Dr. Robin HERE for more information

Studio Location: Coachella Valley / Palm Springs Area

Open to all levels, this class will focus on movement and connection to the music and each other through intentional body awareness. No dance experience required. The focus will be on improvised team synchronization, formations and creative movement expression. Every class and every dance will be as unique as you are.

 

PRIVATES

Online Private Zoom CTS Classes with Robin Johnson and Pam Coleman
Pam and Dr. Robin are both available for private lessons via Zoom.

  • Contact Pam Coleman HERE or call her at (951) 313-5240.
  • Contact Dr. Robin HERE.
 

CERTIFICATION

Middle Eastern Circular Mandala Design | CTS Certification Badge

We think of CTS certification as more of a coaching process, rather than certification. Pam and RJ will coach you through the process of demonstrating your progress with CTS based on your goals. The process includes one-on-one coaching via Zoom, using the online CTS videos, and submitting videos of your progress. Sample CTS ‘certification’ goals are:

  • Learn to do the CTS Core Workout | Demonstrate an ability to follow visual and audio cues and do the CTS Combinations and Workout. The Core Workout contains a warm up, a foot and arm drill, several dance moves adapted from ATS / Datura and 25 CTS Core Combinations.
  • Lead the CTS Core Workout | You’d be able to cue the CTS Core Workout and Core Routines and teach the CTS Core Combinations.
  • Do the CTS Intense Workout | Learn the Intense Combinations and associated zil patterns, plus sword / basket balancing.
  • Lead the CTS Intense Workout | Cue the Workout. Teach Zils 101. Teach Sword / Balance basics. Teach the Combinations. Teach the Intense Routines.
  • CTS Teacher / Sister Studio | The soft skills: Business basics. CTS Choreography 101. Overview of 8 elements. CTS philosophy. Dance Ethics / Community.
  • CTS Refreshers | RJ is constantly adding new routines and choreos using CTS Combos based on requests from students and teachers. You might also choose to do and share CTS Routines. This also keeps us in community and alignment.

You can do one, a mix, or all of those goals. You may even define some goals of your own in consultation with us. Contact RJ HERE if you’re interested in certification.