ATS® Reunion 2020: A Perfect Vision - January 23-26, 2020

2019 Call for Workshop Proposals

Call for Workshop Proposals

Welcome to ATS® Reunion 2019: Dancing in the Desert!

We are thrilled to be heading west again to the Phoenix area for ATS® Reunion 2019! We are so looking forward to showing off our fabulous venue, taking in the gorgeous sightseeing, and making 2019 a Reunion to remember.

We are currently accepting workshop proposals for ATS® Reunion until March 1, 2018.

If you would like to present a workshop at ATS® Reunion, please submit the following to Erin Hillier at

  • A one-paragraph workshop summary
  • Any supporting information that might be relevant (e.g, video of you performing your special prop that you will be teaching)
  • A one -aragraph bio (including your past workshop teaching experience as well as your participation in past Homecomings/Reunion)
  • Your target audience (beginning, intermediate, or advanced dancers)
  • Appropriate track that your workshop would be part of: Classic/Modern, Props, Movement Dialect, or Business/Lecture
  • What vocabulary you plan to use to teach/drill with (if you’re unable to specify a vocabulary list at this time, please share what ATS® DVD volume(s) you students should review prior to taking your workshop)

We will only review a maximum of TWO proposals from each prospective instructor.

Invited instructors are already teaching on the following topics: Classic ATS, Combos, Phrasing, Transitions, Formations, and Musicality.

You may still propose workshops with similar topics as the invited instructors are teaching, but we try to avoid duplication in the overall program.

Proposals will be reviewed by a team including:

    • Terri Allred (Third Eye Tribal, US)
    • Colleen Geake (Northern Lights Tribal, Canada)
    • Crystal MacLean (Tamarind Tribal, US)
    • Marek Ciechanowski (Marekesh Tribal, UK)
    • Deenya Aliste (Cold Smoke Tribal, US)
    • Pamela Clarey (Cassia Tribal, US)
    • Laura Murphy (Celadon Tribal Belly Dance, US)

Review team members were selected because of their demonstrated leadership and integrity in our community.

Proposals will be reviewed using a weighted rubric (created by Lenay Dunn) that measures the following elements of each workshop proposal:

  • Fit with ATS® Reunion
    How well does this workshop fit with the overall curriculum? Does it duplicate anything that an invited instructor is offering? This category was worth 40 points.
  • Workshop Merit
    How well does the description explain what the instructor proposes to do? Is it a reasonable amount of material for the time allotted? Will it appeal to workshop participants? This category was worth 30 points.
  • Instructor Quality
    Is this instructor qualified to teach at ATS® Reunion? Is this instructor the best person to teach this workshop? This category was worth 20 points.
  • Instructor Commitment to ATS® Homecoming/Reunion
    Has this instructor attended the events in the past? This category was worth 10 points.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at ATS Reunion next January!!

Terri, Erin, and Cat

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