Soma Fusion Bellydance Company is the only dance school in Cape Town offering registered American Tribal Style and Tribal Fusion classes, workshops and performances. Tribal Fusion is a Middle Eastern bellydance that fuses old style with modern techniques. Students are taught not only postural awareness, breathing, stretching and Middle Eastern and Arabic rhythms, but also costume-making, working with props, the history of the dance and how to play zils (finger cymbals).
Tribal Fusion Drills and Techniques classes with Marissa take place every Monday evening. Tribal Fusion Beginners (Absolute beginners welcome) classes with Yvette takes place every Wednesday evening. American Tribal Style (ATS) – Level I and II classes with Nix take place every Thursday evening.
Tribal Fusion dancers wear yoga clothes – leggings, or something they can move and stretch in – crop top and hip scarfs are optional. Students are asked to bring a yoga mat or towel, a bottle of water, and be prepared to dance barefoot.