Solanges’ background began with classical/cabaret style of Middle Eastern dance, its variations and some Tribal study, initially with Myra Principle and Creative Director of Belly Dance Amethyst. Solange also attended classes with Hanan Aboud, who has complete knowledge, of authentic Lebanese styles of Belly Dance. A continuation and exploration of ATS, Tribal/World and Tribal fusion followed. This “Tribal” style of Belly Dance is Solanges’ true passion. She is experienced in performance with large “Tribes” to smaller groups, and has been the choreographer and director of an established tribe and performance group, for 3 years.
Solange has attended many workshops dedicated to ATS and all Tribal style off shoots & will continue to learn and explore this genre of dance. The core fundamentals of ATS as a base, layering and incorporating variations of Tribal, has led Solange to develop her own additional exciting and dynamic Tribal moves known as Babylonia Tribal Format . This tribal format opens up the Tribal vocabulary to enable more creative freedom and complexity, while still capturing the basic rules and principles. With this approach, the connection between students in class and at performance events makes the total dance experience, BIG FUN.