For Dancers Who Love Egyptian
relaxed, and laid-back group improvisation
"follow the leader" style of dancing uses natural posture and
both sides of the body, in dance combinations based primarily on
Egyptian beledi-style movement. And like other tribal improv
formats, the leader can change the group formation, lead the
group in travel, or give the lead to another dancer.
Tribal Odyssey Bellydance (TOBD) has an evolving repertoire of
over forty dance combinations. These combos are not derived from
any other Improv Tribal Style (ITS) or *ATS® formats (such as
Fat Chance, Black Sheep, Wild Card, etc). This gives Tribal
Odyssey a look all its own. It's less frantic, more
What else is unique about TOBD?
format uses physical AND vocal cues for changes
group formations work with ANY number of dancers
torso and arms are held naturally without excessive arch or
stage positions allow the group to face in any direction
What are the benefits of group improvisation?
performance opportunities: it's easier to
schedule shows for the group because all the dancers know
the same structured improvisation, while only some dancers
may know the same choreography.
to any space: the group can easily adapt their
performance to practically any type of space or location.
developments: synchronized group improv helps dancers
learn graceful transitions, finger cymbals, stage presence,
rhythms, music interpretation and more.
performance is unique: memorized routines can look
dull and lifeless, but group improv belly dance is always
different, fresh, and fun.
Want to try it with your group?
The Video Tutorial menu is a la carte!
See the Shop
for available topics to try. You can choose the topic that
interests your group: slow combos, fast combos, finger
cymbals, skirt, veil, or sword. Each topic includes
lead-changing and stage patterns. It's a great way to add the
excitement and versatility of group improv to your repertoire.
Try the free follow-along video Slow
Combos Drill (finger cymbals optional). All videos
and playlists are listed on Kawakib's Dance Eternal YouTube
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