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Beginning ATS®: Class 8

Teacher: Colette Todorov

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2017-03-23 19:29:41 2017-03-23 20:29:41 America/Los_Angeles Beginning ATS®: Class 8 Beginning ATS®: Class 8 http://daturaonline.com/beginning-ats-class-8 http://daturaonline.com/beginning-ats-class-8

Video Description: After a quick warm up, we'll introduce Turning Torso Twist and Head Slides then review 3 slow turns in this ATS® basic class. Double-bump and Single Bump are introduced and we'll add 1⁄2 turns to Arabic Hip-Twist. The Diagonal formation is introduced and transitions between formations are broken down and drilled with both slow and fast movements. Class ends with a cool down.

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Thank you Colette! by Sunkiss on 12/27/16

So grateful to be drilling with these yummy sequences. My body is thanking you and my heart is full! <3

Colette Todorov:

Fantastic! So glad you're able to practice with this class. Enjoy, and I'll see you in the New Year! - Colette

Question: Cue for Diagonal by Nicole Mann on 5/15/16

I'm trying to see if I understand this correctly: Are these three statements true? 1. In order to get into a diagonal, you first have to be in a circle. 2. The dancer in the second position (middle) triggers the diagonal by stepping behind and to the right of the lead dancer? 3. To get out of a diagonal, the lead dancer begins a movement that turns and then stops facing the back - at which point the other dancers step into a circle? Thanks! - Nic

Colette Todorov:

Hi Nicole, Thanks for the questions about the Diagonal Formation. Before I answer, let me say that going into a Diagonal is something you would discuss with (or at least mention to) your dance partners ahead of time. This lets everyone know to look for it. I usually say one of two things: let's start XX song in a Diagonal, which means the group sets up immediately in a Diagonal, OR, let's do a Diagonal in XX song, which means the group would first set up as a Trio, then set up into a Diagonal after the first lead change. So, to answer your questions: 1. Not necessarily. If you started the song in a Diagonal, you could come out of the chorus and go right in to the Diagonal without any circling. 2. Yes. And, as you've discussed this ahead of time, the dancers would be expecting it and the Lead can always do a pivoting move to confirm the formation. 3. Yes. The Lead faces her partners and the dancer in the middle steps either right or left to turn the Diagonal into a Circle. Enjoy the Diagonal! Colette

My favorite class of yours by Ellen A on 6/12/13

I really like this one, especially the warm up and cool down with the tree pose sequence and things to stretch the upper legs. And the review on torso twists and turns and other move is great.
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