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Tribal CPH is  an annual intensive summer training programme for
 ATS®, Tribal Fusion + Gypsy Fusion with
Dud Muurmand and Lisa Bugel

Welcome to this 7th year of intensive summer training in tribal style bellydance in Copenhagen.
It is with great pleasure we present you with the 2017 program, where we have given much
consideration into giving you 4 days of total dance bliss with both room to the essential
social connection between you dancers as well as possibility of challenging
your dance-self in moving forward in your
skills, technique and art making.

It is again the concept of a intensive program,
where there will be a  thread through each training day and also from from day 1 to day 4. 
We have slightly altered how the hours are distributed over the days
 - giving a bit more time to training on day 1
and advancing the choreography level.

Also, we have come up with a new way making room for different
performance opportunities without the time stress of doing everything in one hafla evening
– so now we have:
Hafla night on Friday evening
a jam session Saturday
and a closing party on Sunday.

We look much forward to welcoming you back in Copenhagen in July 2017 !   
☺ Dud & Lisa

UPDATE April 4:
Only few spots left for 3-days (4days sold out)

Photos from Tribal CPH intensives at Soulhouse studio
VENUES 2017:
Workshops for 2017 will take place at these 2 studios, the main one will be Soulhouse:

Hørsholmsgade 20, 4.sal
DK-2200 Copenhagen N

Hørsholmsgade 20, 1.sal
DK-2200 Copenhagen N

Both studios are in the same building, so you can walk up/down easily between ws.

Tribal CPH is organized by Dud Muurmand and  Tribaldance Denmark in colaboration

all contact regarding this event to:

Dud Muurmand
email "dudmuurmand@gmail.com"


Dud Muurmand (Main teacher)

Dud has been a dancer and teacher for 20 years, Copenhagen is the home base, but she travels regularly to other parts of Denmark as well as Sweden, Norway, UK and Germany to teach workshops.

Certified ATS®-teacher since 2010 (Los Angeles,US)

Artistic director of Tribe of Gaia

Chair-woman of Tribaldance Denmark, organizer of different events like Dark CPH, Tribal Cafe Copenhagen plus of course Tribal CPH

Lisa Bügel (Assistant teacher)

Lisa teaches ATS® on regular basis in Copenhagen.

Certified ATS®-teacher since 2012 (Gothenburg)

Dance member of Tribe of Gaia

Board member of Tribaldance Denmark


Workshop schedule:
overview of the four days intensive

This intensive weekend is for dancers with minimum 1+ years experience in tribal
2+ years is  recommended to take all 4 days with choreography

We look forward to meeting you all at TRIBAL CPH 2017

All classes are taught by Dud with Lisa assisting
except morning technique classes
where you can choose between 2 options:
the advanced taught by Dud, and the alternative/open by Lisa


14.15 Welcome / Soulhouse

14.30-16.00 /Soulhouse        
TECHNIQUE LAB:  Spins, turns, flow / (intermed + advanced)
We start off these intensive training days with a thorough warm-up, conditioning and then we step into technique and drills of  flow, steps, spins, turns.

16.15-17.15 /Soulhouse        
TECHNIQUE LAB II:  Skirt fusion / (intermed + advanced)
Gypsy influenced technique for skirtwork, steps, arms

17.30-18.45 /Soulhouse    
CHOREOGRAPHY  I / (intermed + advanced)
Dud will present a unique choreography for Tribal CPH 2017, the styling will be Gypsy Fusion / Skirt Fusion – and in this first class we will go through technique and combos used in the dance. This choreography will also be performed by the class on Sunday’s closing party (optional choise) and technical elements from this choreography will also serve as inspiration for more of our training work this weekend.

This choreography will be worked with in 4 classes over all 4 day.

The music title for this choreography will be informed to registered participants 2-3 weeks before Tribal CPH, so you have time to listen to the music beforehand.

19.00-19.30 / Soulhouse
ZILS  (open level)
This day we will end our practise with a drill session on playing zils
Different arabic rhytms will be introduced for the dancers musical perception – and we will also do small ATS-improvisations together.

19.30-19.45 / Soulhouse    
MENTOR / self study
This first day Dud & Lisa will introduce to you how you may use this mentor-time during the intensive days – for instance: you can  to go through your notes, practise that combo again or ask teachers questions from the days training, or get some input on what to focus on for yourself in the training programs we offer at Tribal CPH

FRIDAY July 21

10.00-10.25 / Soulhouse
Yoga-inspired warm-up

10.30-12.00 / Soulhouse / Dud Muurmand
CHOREOGRAPHY  II  / (intermed + advanced)
Second class of choreography, we will continue working deeper into the structure and combos, refining and also looking at the expressional side.

This class is only open to participants from Package A  – you need to have the first class on Thursday to be able to follow. If you are participating from Package B, you may participate in the alternative class (look below)

ALTERNATIVE class  10.30-12.00/ Hotstepper/ Lisa Bugel:
GYPSY FUSION technique (open level)
A  technique class with gypsy fusion and basic skirt work. In this class Lisa will also bring a few selected combos that is taken out of the choreography class repertoire, so you will get a taste of what the choreo-class is doing as well ☺  

12.00-13.00  Lunch

13.00-13.30 / Soulhouse
MENTOR / Self study
The studio is all yours to go through notes, practise or ask questions
(Dud & Lisa will be available)

13.30-15.30 / Soulhouse
CREATIVE LAB: ”DRAMA fusion & expressional dance”
In this ”Creative Lab”  we will inspire you to explore the artistic and creative possibilities  of the dramatic and expressional dance. We will work both in solo and group process drills.

Coffee-break lecture will be on the topic ”theater & dance”

15.45-16.30 / Soulhouse
ZILS  (open level)
Zils & rhythms, d
rills and drillings - gypsy fusion related

(16.30-18.30 .. .preparations for Hafla)

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017
TIME: 18.30- 20.30

TRIBAL HAFLA - gathering,  open stage & bazar
Venue: Soulhouse Studio, Hørholsmgade 20, 4.th floor

A festive but also relaxed gathering with lots of tribal dancing, performances by workshop participants (and of course also by the teachers) + bazar shopping. The perfect place to meet & greet, guests from outside is also welcome.

ENTRANCE : DKK 40   (kids under 15 + members of Tribaldance.DK  is free)
(entrance is included in all Package A-B, and you can even bring up to 2 guests for free)


(You can sign up for a performance spot as the same time you send in your registration to Tribal CPH. We will also send out a reminder to all participants with the general info in late June. All performance spots will be SOLO+DUETS: 4 minutes, GROUP: 5 minutes.  For groups: all participating group dancers must be registered particpants of Tribal CPH)

NEW OFFER - get feedback on your performance:
NB! As a new offer this year, Dud & Lisa will be available for technical feedback on a few performances from this Hafla. Feedback will be given in the Saturday mentor time.
To apply for a feed-back spot, please indicate in your registration (package A+B only)


10.30-10.55 / Soulhouse

11.00-12.30 / Soulhouse / Dud Muurmand
Afro, ghawazee and old style baladi- we will jump high!

ALTERNATIVE class 11.00-12.30 / Hotstepper / Lisa Bugel
Technique: ATS® level 1-3 ( open level)
Moves, cues and formations of American Tribal Style® – level will be ”open” meaning the level will be determined from the partipants in the class. Bring zils!

12.30-13.30  Lunch

13.30-14.30 / Soulhouse
MENTOR / self study
The studio is all yours …. Dud and Lisa will during this hour give technical feedback to
selected hafla performers from Friday evening (please apply beforehand, we can only do about 5-6 performers)

14.30-16.30 / Soulhouse
CREATIVE LAB: ”ATS®Stylization”
This Lab will be all about using creativity to style your ATS® improvs for a specific expression, mood or style set-up.
Musicality and using the music in creative ways will also be part of the group drills this afternoon.
Drill groups will be formed based on ATS-level with participants.

The coffee-break will be a theoretical lecture on the subject of ”ATS® costuming”

16.45-18.00 / Soulhouse / Dud Muurmand
CHOREOGRAPHY  III – performance preparations
This  3rd choreography class will be polishing up our dance piece and adding group formations. (package A)

ALTERNATIVE class 16.40-18.00 / Hotstepper / Lisa Bugel
ZILS + Q  & A - technique
Lisa will teach this class based on your questions on technique and combos.
Bring Zils!

18.15-18.45 / Soulhouse
ATS® Jam

Put on your skirts and zils and lets do one of our energizing and fun jams together to end this training day

(optional afterwards – joint dinner in town)

SUNDAY July 23

10.00-10.25 / Soulhouse

10.30-12.00 / Soulhouse / Dud Muurmand
CHOREOGRAPHY IV: ”Performance ready"  / (Package A)
Choreography round up, adding drama and expression, making it more stage ready.
This class is both technique, repetions – and personal feedback on where to work in deeper

ALTERNATIVE class 10.30-12.00 / Hotstepper/ Lisa Bugel
Technique: Travel Moves (open level)
The steps that takes you across the floor: chasse, grapewine and perhaps a little turn
 … technique and drills!

12.00-13.00  Lunch

13.00-14.30 / Soulhouse
Our last Lab of Tribal CPH 2017, we will invite you in to do a fast forward, intensive and refreshing ATS®-inspired group choreography – all levels can be in!

Dud & Lisa will beforehand have created a choreography project, meaning a formation /movement structure based on the ATS® building blocks – easy and simple, but so much fun when the project comes to life within one class.

We will split class into 2 project groups, doing the same project – but then we can perform for each other in the closing party

14.45-15.15 / Soulhouse
This last gathering we will have the 2 project groups perform  - and the choreography group will also show the final version of their intensive work from 4 days.

.. and then it is time to say goodbye and see you in 2018!


PACKAGE  A  (Sold out)
(all 4 days, incl hafla)
Price: DKK 1.600

PACKAGE  B (4 spots left)
(3 days, Friday-Sunday incl hafla)
Price: DKK 1.400

DAY-PASSES (only if available after June 15)

THURSDAY-pass / Price: DKK 500

-pass / Price: DKK 700
SATURDAY-pass / Price: DKK 750

SUNDAY-pass   / Price: DKK 400

PLEASE note:

We open up for Package-registrations first,

- Package A-B from March 1
- Day passes from June 15 (if spaces)

Payment deadlines:
Upon registration for packages, please pay deposit of DKK 200 within 3 days.

Remaining amount to be paid BEFORE June 1

For day passes, payment is due latest 3 days after registration.



Registration of workshop spaces will be done on a first-come-first-served basis,
- by email to dudmuurmand@gmail.com
- payment of deposit within 3 days.

For all Danish payments please transfer to the bank account specified

For foreign payments, please ask for Paypal invoice - fee apply.

Please note,  all registrations is binding
after June 20

You may only cancel with a valid doctors certificate until June 20, all cancellations will be debited DKK 200 not counting paypal fees. After June 20, 2017 no cancellations are possible.



Account: 6610-0004843418

Account holder: Dud Muurmand

Please state clearly your name and what you are paying for "Tribalcph17-pack?)



Check - list /what to pack:

- zils
- skirt (double circle cut or 25 yard)

(please note - the above items can be borrowed to some extent, please notify us at registration)

also nice to have with you:

- dance pants
- soft ballet shoes/dance shoes without heels
- notebook + pen
- a costume if you want to perform

Workshop descriptions


For our participants coming from a far, we can give you these service info, to help your travel planning visiting Cph:

CABIN Scandinavia - website
Close to Soulhouse studio,
20 min walking - 10 min bus
very close to Forum metro
- very price friendly :), good standard

MAP: Cabin to Soulhouse


CABIN Express - website
2 streets from Cabin Scandinavia .. takes a few minutes longer to walk to Soulhouse
- also very price friendly! good standard

MAP: Cabin Express to Soulhouse


Hotel AVENUE - website
also close walking distance to Soulhouse.
- a botique designer hotel, if you want to pamper yourself

MAP: Avenue to Soulhouse


General info on
public transport in cph:

Metro, buses and S-tog uses same tickets system.

Metro line goes straight from airport terminal 3 - to Forum metro station in 30 minutes.