Natural Motion Dance
Natural Motion Dance is a tribal fusion dance style influenced by modern dance combined with folkloric dance movements from India, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Spain, as well as American belly dance. The basic dance movements are based off of natural motions that the body does on a daily basis. It is danced as a group using complete improvisation which facilitates the energetic connection between all the dancers. There is a set vocabulary of movements that each dancer knows allowing a “lead and follow” format where one dancer will lead the movement and the other dancers are able to follow. The lead shifts and is shared among all the dancers equally according to each individual’s comfort level. This improvisational, lead-follow dance style fosters a sense of sisterhood and community. Women who take these classes often convey improved flexibility and strength as well as an improved overall sense of happiness and well-being.
Diana’s Dance Bio
Diana began studying dance (ballet, Jazz, & tap) at age five. In 1999, she began studying Middle Eastern dance with a focus on American Tribal Style Belly Dance (ATS) and later Tribal Fusion with celebrated instructors such Rachel Brice, Carolena Nericcio, and Paulette Rees-Denis. She began dancing professionally in 2003. From 2006-2009, she directed Vesperus, a Tribal Fusion troupe that focused on the spirituality of dance and incorporated fire arts. Vesperus performed throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area until Diana relocated to West Palm Beach Florida in 2009. From 2009 until 2012, Diana danced with local troupes, danced solo improv performances and taught classes in Lake Worth, FL. In 2012, Diana relocated to New Hampshire, where she taught weekly classes on a smaller scale and took a hiatus from performing due to the demands of her doctoral work and full-time work in higher eduction administration and college instruction. In 2015, Diana relocated back to beautiful Bucks County, Pa where she taught weekly classes to adults and tweens. In 2017, Diana relocated back to New Hampshire where she teaches privately and performs occasionally.
Diana has taught sacred dance workshops since 2003 and weekly classes since 2004. She has an entrancing style of dance that has captivated observers all over the East Coast. With a background in holistic health, wellness, Ayurveda and yoga, she teaches Tribal Fusion dance from a holistic perspective, conveying a healing and empowering dance for women of all backgrounds. Diana offers classes in Tribal Fusion dance from a three-fold perspective of balance between the mind, body, and spirit. She is available for private lessons, workshops, or performance to add Beauty, Power and Magic to your next event.